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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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VIDEO: US considers 4000 peacekeepers to South Sudan

The United States has recommended that the United Nations Security Council authorize a force of 4,000 peacekeepers for South Sudan’s capital Juba after a recent outbreak of violence. The US circulated a draft resolution to the 15-member council that would approve a regional protection force “to use all necessary means, …

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Ethiopia ready to send more peacekeepers to S.Sudan

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP Ethiopia said Friday it was ready to send more soldiers to strengthen the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. “We’re more than willing to take on our part of responsibility in restoring calm in South Sudan,” said government spokesman Getachew Reda. “We hope and expect …

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