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Diplomacy & Peace

South African soldiers wounded in Sudan ambush

altTwo soldiers from 4 SA Infantry Battalion at Middelburg, Mpumalanga, were wounded during an ambush on a hybrid AU/UN peacekeeping force near Kutum in the northern Darfur region of Sudan earlier this week.

France to re-deploy counter terrorism force to northern Mali after UN delays

A French helicopter over Mali.French defence minister Yves Le Drian says his country will re-deploy combat troops to northern Mali to counter resurgent terrorist groups in the area following the delayed deployment of the United Nations peacekeeping force which was supposed to secure the area after the departure of the French army.

New UN facility in Addis Ababa is world body’s third largest

New UN office in Addis AbabaThe United Nations is “better placed to deliver better results,” declared Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, when a new office facility was inaugurated at the UN Economic Commission for Africa compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, earlier this week.

Fighting erupts again in South Sudan; each side blames the other

South Sudanese rebels.South Sudan government forces and rebel troops clashed in oil-rich Unity State on Monday, President Salva Kiir said, days before the two sides are to hold talks to end a 10-month conflict that has ravaged the world's youngest nation.

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