UN Peace Operations

Congo Rebel Group Faces Military Action Over Failure to Disarm

Published September 30, 2014 by Blooomberg
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The largest remaining illegal foreign-armed group operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo faces military action unless it demobilizes within three months, the U.S. ambassador to the country said.

Liberia: UNMIL Approves U.S.$22.9k for Bassa Ebola Task Force

Published September 29, 2014 by The New Republic Liberia
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The United Nations Mission in Liberia has approved a cash donation of US$22,965 and assorted items for the Grand Bassa County Task Force to aid in the fight against the Ebola virus.

Angola Announces Participation in Peacekeeping Mission in CAR

Published September 28, 2014 by Angola Press
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New York — Angola is preparing itself to participate in peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR), under the aegis of UN, announced on Friday in New York, USA, the Angolan Vice-President, Manuel Vicente.

AU, UN, Sudan conclude tripartite meeting on Unamid

Published September 28, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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Representatives of the AU, UN, the Sudanese government, and Unamid have concluded the 18th Tripartite Coordination Mechanism meeting on Unamid, in New York.

In their opening statements, the AU, UN, and the Sudanese government delegates welcomed the progress made in the implementation of Unamid’s mandate, and cooperation received from the government, Unamid said in the Agreed Outcomes document, released today.

South Sudan's Kiir concerned by UN civilian protection focus

Published September 27, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir raised concerns on Saturday about U.N. peacekeepers focusing on protecting civilians amid renewed violence - as instructed by the U.N. Security Council - instead of state-building in the world's newest nation.

UN chief orders review of peace operations

Published September 25, 2014 by Rappler
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UNITED NATIONS – With the growing risks United Nations peacekeepers face in global hotspots, the world body’s head ordered a review of the operations.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced on Wednesday, September 24, that the UN will revisit peacekeeping operations as multiple crises put military, police and civilian personnel in increasingly challenging environments.

At U.N., Abe to vow more active role for Japan in Africa peacekeeping

Published September 24, 2014 by The Japan Times
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NEW YORK – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to vow in a speech at the United Nations on Friday that Japan will take a m

Mexico to Take Part in UN Peacekeeping Missions

Published September 24, 2014 by Associated Press
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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Wednesday that his country has decided to participate in U.N. peacekeeping missions again for the first time in decades.

Hanging By a Thread

Published September 22, 2014 by Foreign Policy
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BANGUI, Central African Republic — On the night of Dec. 5, 2013, Fatou Sall was asleep in the front room of her mud-brick house in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, when she awoke to the sound of her 37-year-old daughter screaming. Sall smelled smoke and ran outside, turning to see her house engulfed in flames. Inside, her daughter and 6-year-old grandchild were trapped in the back room. "We broke down the walls of the house to get my daughter and the kids out," said Sall, 60, standing under a tent made of the U.N.-issued tarps where she now sleeps.

UNAMID applauds sentence for rapist of female peacekeeper in Darfur

Published September 22, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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September 22, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The hybrid African Union-UN peacekeeping operation in Darfur (UNAMID) has welcomed the sentence handed down by a Sudanese court in El-Fasher for a man convicted of raping a Rwandan peacekeeper during a burglary on the house of three female UNAMID police advisers.

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