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US seeks transparency on alleged rapes by UN peacekeepers

Published December 9, 2015 by AFP
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Washington (AFP) - The United States on Wednesday called for greater transparency into alleged sexual assaults by UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic, demanding to know the nationalities of the accused.

Somalia: AMISOM - If Asked, We Will Send Peacekeepers to Galkayo City

Published December 6, 2015 by Radio Shabelle
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Speaking in an interview with Radio Shabelle, AMISOM spokesman , Paul Najaguna they will send peacekeeping troops to the conflict-hit Galkayo town, if Somali federal Govt asked for them.

Canada's new government highlights climate change, peacekeeping as priorities

Published December 5, 2015 by Roundup
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OTTAWA, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Friday outlined government priorities at the opening of the 42nd parliament, including addressing climate change, restoring the country's historic role in peacekeeping and repairing its relationship with Canada's aboriginal peoples.

Rumor Mill Undermines Peacekeepers in CAR

Published December 4, 2015 by Voice of America
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BANGUI - The United Nations peacekeepers stationed in Guy-Amour Bockoumou’s neighborhood are there to protect him; but, he doesn’t trust them.

South Sudan: UN Peacekeeping Chief Warns That South Sudan Is at a 'Critical Juncture'

Published December 4, 2015 by All Africa
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UN Under-Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous told the UN Security Council on Wednesday (December 2) that with both sides repeatedly violating the ceasefire, and endangering progress so far made towards a political transition, the South Sudan peace process was at a critical juncture and in need of increased international support.

Central African leader says U.N. forces need news powers to guard vote

Published December 2, 2015 by Reuters
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U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic need stronger powers to take on armed groups trying to disrupt the build-up to presidential elections, the country's interim prime minister Mahamat Kamoun said.Central African Republic descended into turmoil in March 2013, when mainly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power earlier in the year provoking a backlash from Christian anti-balaka militias forcing France to intervene.

Suspected jihadists kill 3 at U.N. base in north Mali

Published November 29, 2015 by Reuters
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The United Nations said unknown attackers fired rockets at a U.N. peacekeeping base in Kidal in northern Mali on Saturday, killing three people inside, in the latest sign that the West African country's Islamist insurgency is intensifying.

UN peacekeeper among 13 dead in Ugandan rebel attack in DR Congo

Published November 30, 2015 by AFP
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Goma (DR Congo) (AFP) - At least 13 people, including a UN peacekeeper, were killed in an overnight attack by Ugandan rebels in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, sources said Monday.

The Future of Peace Operations: Maintaining Momentum

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November 18, 2015

The most comprehensive assessment of UN peace operations since the Brahimi Report of 2000 was completed this year, when the High-Level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations (HIPPO) issued more than 100 recommendations to make UN peace operations “fit for purpose.” It was followed by the UN secretary-general’s report, outlining key actions to move the panel’s recommendations forward between now and the end of 2016.

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