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South Sudan sends peacekeeping troops to DRC

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Wednesday bid farewell to more than 700 peacekeepers to be deployed in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Kiir told the troops to stick to the mission, maintain discipline and stay away from criminal activities. “I want …

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UN chief strongly condemns attack against UN peacekeepers in Mali

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the attack against a police patrol of the UN mission in Mali on Friday, which killed two Nigerian peacekeepers and injured four others. An unidentified gunman shot and killed two officers, including one woman, from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization …

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UN chief outraged after peacekeepers kill two in DRC

United Nations | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed outrage after UN peacekeepers opened fire and killed two residents in a border town between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda. In Kasindi, North Kivu province in the northeastern DRC, military personnel of the UN Organization Stabilization …

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Two UN peacekeepers killed in dual Mali attacks: UN

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Two UN peacekeepers were killed and “several others” wounded in two attacks in central and northern Mali on Saturday, the United Nations mission in the country said. In a statement the MINUSMA peacekeeping mission said Blue Helmets had “repelled a complex attack” at dawn at …

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UN peacekeepers attacked by C. Africa armed group

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | UN peacekeepers on patrol in the Central African Republic exchanged fire with members of an armed group in a Muslim enclave of the capital Bangui, the United Nations said Sunday. The peacekeepers were fired at in the Muslim rebel bastion called PK5, home …

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18 new sexual abuse claims against UN peacekeepers in DRC

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The United Nations said Wednesday it had registered 18 alleged cases of sexual abuse and exploitation by its peacekeepers and civilian personnel in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last year. Fourteen of the allegations involve paternity cases or complainants seeking “care for children …

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Six Red Cross workers killed in Central African Republic

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Six Red Cross workers were killed last week amid violent clashes in southern Central African Republic, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Wednesday in an updated toll. The bloodshed occurred last Thursday at a health centre in Gambo, 70 kilometres (45 miles) …

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UN regional force to arrive in South Sudan in a month

United Nations, United States | AFP |  The first soldiers of a United Nations-mandated regional military force are set to be deployed to South Sudan within about a month, the outgoing UN official in charge of peacekeeping said Friday. “The vanguard element of the force will be deployed between end …

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