UN Peace Operations

Algeria: Troop-Contributing Countries to Minusma Hail Algerian Mediation in Mali Crisis

Published November 6, 2014 by Algerie Presse Service
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Niamey — The African troop-contributing countries to the MINUSMA (United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali) hailed the Algerian mediation in seeking a solution to the crisis in Mali, stressing the need to complete Algiers process in order to reach a comprehensive and final peace agreement in this country.

Kobler: 'We cannot be in every village in the DRC'

Published November 6, 2014 by Deutsche Welle
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DW: Exactly a year ago, MONUSCO blue helmets and the Congolese armed forces defeated the M23 rebels. There was much rejoicing. But now MONUSCO is the target of protests, both in the capital Kinshasa and the town of Beni in the northeast of the DRC on the border to Uganda where ADF-NALU fighters have been attacking local residents. How do you explain the anger being vented by the protestors?

Darfur: amid allegations of mass rape, UN voices profound concern, begins investigation

Published November 5, 2014 by UN News Centre
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5 November 2014 – The African Union-United Nations hybrid mission in Darfur (UNAMID

South Sudan’s rebels accuse government of pretext to harm IDPs

Published November 4, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 4, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The spokesperson for the rebel leader and former vice-president, Riek Machar, has accused president Salva Kiir’s government of looking for a pretext in order to further harm the internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have since December taken refuge in camps manned by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

United Nations sets up panel to rethink peacekeeping

Published November 1, 2014 by Indian Express
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UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday appointed a blue-ribbon panel to recommend changes to international peacekeeping in the face of increasingly complex and dangerous conflicts.

Ex-UNAMID spokesperson renews accusations of “cover up”, urges independent probe

Published November 2, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 2, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The former spokesperson for the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Aicha Elbasri, has refuted the findings of an internal UN review on allegations she made that the mission deliberately contributed in covering up crimes committed by government militias in the region.

U.N. Trapped on Front Lines of New Struggle With Violent Islamists

Published November 3, 2014 by World Politics Review
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It is a truth universally acknowledged, at least among American political analysts, that the struggle against violent Islamist extremism is back in play as an organizing principle in international affairs. The Obama administration may have hoped to wind down the “war on terror,” but it is now engaged in open-ended if limited military operations in Syria and Iraq against the so-called Islamic State (IS).

Teeth a must for peacekeeping operations: India to UNSC

Published October 30, 2014 by The Economic Times
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UNITED NATIONS: India has asked the UN Security Council to make mandatory provisions for prosecuting and neutralising armed groups that threaten to harm UN peacekeeping operations.

U.N. peacekeepers free 67 hostages in Central African Republic

Published October 29, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers in the Central African Republic freed 67 hostages who had been seized by militia groups, a spokeswoman for the U.N. mission known as MINUSCA said on Wednesday.

U.N. says Darfur mission withheld details of attacks on civilians

Published October 29, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - The U.N.-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan's western Darfur region failed to provide U.N. headquarters with full reports on attacks against civilians and peacekeepers in the conflict-torn territory, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

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