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UN sets sights on exit strategy for DR Congo peacekeeping mission

United Nations, United States | AFP |  The UN Security Council agreed Friday to extend the huge peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo until December to allow time for a withdrawal plan to be drawn up. The council unanimously adopted a French-drafted resolution that asked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres …

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US, China at odds over UN push to fund African peacekeeping

United Nations, United States | AFP | A push at the United Nations to secure financing for peace operations led by the African Union won strong backing from China on Tuesday but the United States poured cold water on the proposal. Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast – the three …

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Russia warns France over C. Africa peace role

United Nations, United States | AFP | Russia warned France on Thursday that it must put aside “parochial national interests” and recognize its peace efforts in the Central African Republic as negotiations continued on a contentious UN Security Council resolution. France has presented a draft resolution that takes aim at …

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France, Russia, US wrangle at UN over C. Africa

United Nations, United States | AFP | France, Russia and the United States were locked in negotiations Wednesday to overcome differences over peace efforts in the Central African Republic ahead of a deadline for renewing the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission there. The Security Council must vote on prolonging …

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Ivory Coast to send 450 peacekeepers to C. Africa

United Nations, United States | AFP | Ivory Coast will send 450 troops to the Central African Republic to serve as UN peacekeepers in one of the most demanding missions, the foreign minister said Thursday. The announcement from Ivorian Foreign Minister Marcel Amon-Tanoh came after Gabon last month announced that …

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Nepalese peacekeepers accused of child rape in South Sudan

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN peacekeepers from Nepal are facing allegations of child rape in South Sudan, the UN spokesman said Monday, describing the case as “especially heinous.” At the request of the United Nations, Nepal agreed to send a team of investigators to work with the UN …

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UN peacekeeper, 22 fighters killed in C. Africa attack

United Nations, United States | AFP | A peacekeeper was killed and 11 others wounded when a UN base was attacked early Tuesday in the Republic, triggering heavy fighting that also left 22 fighters dead. The anti-balaka mostly Christian militia launched the dawn attack on the temporary UN base in …

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