Peacekeeping

By IndepthAfrica
In News
Dec 20th, 2011
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An international rights group says United Nations peacekeepers failed to stop Sudanese troops from driving more than 100,000 people from their homes in the country’s southern border region last May. Amnesty International says the U.N. troops took no meaningful action to prevent Sudanese forces ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Dec 19th, 2011
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KHARTOUM, Sudan, December 19, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations must step up efforts to provide the security required for tens of thousands of civilians stranded in makeshift camps in South Sudan to return to their homes after fleeing fighting in Abyei more than six mo...
By benim
In Central Africa
Nov 30th, 2011
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Kinshasa – After an election marred by missing ballots and violence, officials extended voting to a second day Tuesday in an attempt to prevent further unrest in sub-Saharan Africa’s largest nation. Country experts had urged the government to postpone Monday’s presidential and legis...
By benim
In News
Oct 11th, 2011
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Three international peacekeepers were killed and six wounded when their patrol came under attack in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region, the UNAMID peacekeeping force said on Tuesday.reuters...
By benim
In News
Oct 7th, 2011
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New York – Sudan will withdraw all its troops from the disputed Abyei region at the same time that the United Nations fully deploys its 4 200-strong force, the country’s UN ambassador said on Thursday. The UN Security Council in late June authorised the force from Ethiopia to deploy for s...
By benim
In East Africa
Sep 26th, 2011
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Nairobi – The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia says its investigation has found that four Burundian soldiers were responsible for the killing of a Malaysian journalist in Mogadishu earlier this month. The force said in a statement on Monday that the four peacekeepers involved in th...
By benim
In Election
Aug 31st, 2011
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iberia’s presidential election is now likely to be held in October as a proposed delay until November fell short in a referendum, according to results from over 99 percent of the votes announced by poll organisers. The August 23 referendum, seen by many as a dry run for Liberia’s second p...
By benim
In Liberia
Aug 24th, 2011
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Liberians voted on Tuesday in a referendum held to decide how an election later this year will be run, and to measure the country’s progress towards peace and reconciliation eight years after civil war ended. Observers and polling officials had said they expected a low turnout because of the la...
By benim
In Central Africa
Aug 23rd, 2011
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Congolese security forces have seized a jeep belonging to the United Nations peacekeeping operation and arrested a U.N. employee suspected of trying to smuggle over tonne of minerals out of the country, the government said on Monday. The incident will embarrass the U.N. force, MONUSCO, which has help...
By benim
In News
Aug 16th, 2011
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Juba – An army official in South Sudan says the new country wants to contribute troops to United Nations and African Union peacekeeping missions. Army spokesperson Philip Aguer said late on Monday that the new army will “will be ready to go anywhere” after it transforms itself from ...