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UN force commanders brief Security Council on challenges facing ‘blue helmets’

Published October 9, 2014 by UN News Centre
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9 October 2014 – From Mali to the Golan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Nations peacekeeping missions are facing increasing challenges as they operate in some of the most difficult security environments around the world, senior UN military officials told the Security Council today as they weighed field strategy for the world body’s “blue helmets.”

Liberia: Ebola Strikes UNMIL - Staff Fear Grips Many

Published October 9, 2014 by The New Dawn
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The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and head of UNMIL, Ms Karin Landgren, has confirmed here that an international staff of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has tested positive of the deadly Ebola virus.

Mali to UN: Consider a Rapid Intervention Force

Published October 8, 2014 by Associated Press
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Mali's foreign minister urged the United Nations on Wednesday to consider creating a rapid intervention force to fight extremist groups in the African country's troubled north, warning that the region "once again runs the risk of becoming the destination of hordes of terrorists."

Sudan: UNAMID Protection Force Stationed at South Darfur's Kalma Camp

Published October 8, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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Kalma Camp — A Unamid force of about 500 military troops arrived at Kalma camp, located southeast of South Darfur's capital of Nyala, on Saturday.

Mali conflict: UN urged to send more troops

Published October 8, 2014 by BBC News
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Mali has asked the UN to send a rapid intervention force to fight Islamist militants in the north of the country.

Malian Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop told the UN Security Council that urgent measures were needed following recent killings of UN peacekeepers.

Pakistan lodges protest with UNMOGIP over Indian firing

Published October 7, 2014 by Business Standard
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Pakistan said Tuesday it has lodged a protest with the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) over "unprovoked firing" on the Line of Control (LoC) by Indian forces.

Rwanda: Regional Police Officers Train in Peacekeeping

Published October 7, 2014 by The New Times
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Twenty eight Police officers from four regional countries including Rwanda, yesterday, started a one-month Formed Police Unit (FPU) Training of Trainers course at the Peace Support Training Centre in Gishari, Rwamagana District.

Two killed in East Darfur clash, Unamid vehicle hijacked in North Darfur

Published October 5, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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Two people were killed and two injured in the area of Labado, Yassin locality in East Darfur on Saturday. On Thursday, a vehicle belonging to Unamid was hijacked in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur.

African Union Condemns Attack on UN Peacekeepers in Niger

Published October 5, 2014 by Voice of America
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The African Union (AU) has sharply condemned the attack on Niger peacekeepers serving with the U.N. Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).  The attack left nine soldiers dead and others wounded during an ambush Friday in the West African country 15 kilometers east of Indelimane in Mali’s northern Gao region.

Rwanda: Disarm FDLR, Security Council Tells DR Congo

Published October 4, 2014 by The New Times
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The United Nations Security Council yesterday called on the government of DR Congo to forcibly disarm the Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR) militants who have defied international calls to disarm voluntarily.

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