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UN report backs peacekeeping changes in face of deaths

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN peacekeeping forces need to change the way they operate and not shy away from using force to reverse a worrying trend of escalating fatalities, according to a new report made public Monday. The recommendations were submitted to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in …

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Case dismissed against French troops accused of child rape in C.Africa

Paris, France | AFP | French investigating magistrates have closed a probe into allegations that French soldiers raped children in the Central African Republic while on a peacekeeping mission, judicial sources said Monday. Members of Operation Sangaris, deployed to keep warring militias apart, had been accused of abusing children at …

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UN chief to highlight world’s ‘forgotten crisis’ in C. Africa

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is traveling to the Central African Republic next week to draw attention to the world’s “forgotten crisis” and its heavy toll on aid workers and UN peacekeepers. “The Central African Republic is very far from the attention of the international …

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UPDF holds historic graduation for engineers in Jinja

Jinja, Uganda  | US AFRICOM  | Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander Brig. Gen. David Furness attended the graduation ceremony for 60 engineers from Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) on July 7, at a Marine base in Jinja, Uganda. The historic graduation of Class 17.2 marked the conclusion of …

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UN to scale back DR Congo peacekeeping force

United Nations, United States | AFP | The United Nations Security Council will vote Friday to cut the number of troops in its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. US ambassador Nikki Haley said the force’s currently authorized strength of 19,815 would be cut by 3,600 — but …

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France warns against cuts to UN mission in DR Congo

United Nations, United States | AFP |  France’s ambassador to the United Nations warned Tuesday that drastic cuts to the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo would be tantamount to “playing with fire” as the country faces election turmoil. France has circulated a draft resolution to renew …

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South Sudan arms embargo proposal hits snag at the UN

UN divided over South Sudan mission renewal United Nations, United States | AFP |  The United States on Thursday was locked in difficult negotiations on South Sudan, with African countries, Russia and China balking at a draft resolution on the UN peacekeeping mission’s mandate in the war-torn country, diplomats said. …

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Canada eyes three years of UN peacekeeping in Africa

Ottawa, Canada | AFP | Canada is planning to send 600 troops on a UN peacekeeping mission to Africa for three years, a spokesperson for the defense minister told AFP Friday. However, the plan still requires cabinet approval, said Jordan Owens, the spokeswoman for Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan. In a …

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