UN Peace Operations

Rwandan Peacekeepers in Haiti Share Easter With Orphans

Published April 8, 2015 by The New Times
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The Rwanda Formed Police Unit (RWAFPU5) contingent on a peacekeeping mission in Haiti, on Sunday, shared the Easter joy with orphans of Centre Communitaire Perpetuel Secours and Orphelinat in Jeremie, where they also donated an assortment of foodstuff and scholastic materials.

Minefields still a huge concern says UNFICYP commander

Published April 6, 2015 by Cyprus Mail
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UNFICYP Commander Kristin Lund said the force was talking with the two sides in an attempt to have them clean up the remaining minefields in the buffer zone.

IDF targeted UN peacekeepers in Lebanon – Spanish military report

Israeli military appears to have deliberately targeted UN peacekeeping watchtower in Lebanon which left a Spanish UN peacekeeper dead back in January, a confidential military report said, citing testimonies from peacekeeper’s colleagues.

U.N. finds police peacekeepers shot dead three Mali protesters

Published April 2, 2015 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - U.N. police peacekeepers "used unauthorized and excessive force" that killed three people and injured four others during a protest in the northern Malian town of Gao in January, the United Nations said on Thursday.

South African continental peacekeeping deployments extended for another year

Published April 1, 2015 by defenceWeb
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President Jacob Zuma wearing his SA National Defence Force (SANDF) commander-in-chief hat has committed South Africa to more than R1,4 billion in expenditure over the next 12 months on three separate out-of-country military deployments.

South Africa extends Congo troop deployment to end of March 2016

Published March 31, 2015 by Reuters
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa said on Tuesday it was extending the deployment of members of its defense force taking part in a United Nations mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by one year.

Sudan: Mass Protest in West Darfur Against Election, Departure of UNAMID

Published March 31, 2015 by Radio Dabanga
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Murnei Camp — Thousands of inhabitants of Murnei camp for the displaced in West Darfur took to the streets today in protest against the upcoming election, and the Sudanese government's demand of the departure of Unamid.

Shells launched at U.N. base in north Mali -sources

Published April 1, 2015 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - Unknown attackers fired shells at a United Nations base on the outskirts of a town in northern Mali early on Wednesday, residents told Reuters.

Mali's desert north suffers frequent militant attacks despite a French-led operation to drive out Islamic fighters following a Tuareg uprising there in 2012.

Congo Official: DRC Will Not Accept UN ‘Neo-colonization’

Published March 30, 2015 by Voice of America
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An official of the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.) said the country of independence leader Patrice Lumumba will resist by all means necessary any attempt to be recolonized.

Secretary-General calls on defence chiefs to back UN peacekeeping

Published March 30, 2015 by defenceWeb
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The first-ever United Nations Chiefs of Defence Conference saw Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon appeal to senior military officials for more troop contributions from states around the world and for political will and purpose."We need unity and backing. Effective performance demands broad consensus on why, where and how peacekeepers carry out their mandates,” he told Friday’s gathering.

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