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Diplomacy & Peace

More cuts loom for UN peacekeepers

UN peacekeeping budget cutsOn June 29, Maman Sidikou, head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo, received a cable from headquarters in New York in which his bosses laid out in no uncertain terms that the world’s largest peacekeeping mission had to make cuts and fast.
   

Hundreds massacred in DR Congo army/militia power struggle

DR Congo army militia clashes leaves hundreds deadCongolese army commanders orchestrated a wave of massacres killing hundreds between 2014 and 2016 as they vied for influence with anti-government insurgents in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a new report said.
   

UN award for Chibok negotiator

Chibok negotiator gets UN awardA Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of dozens of Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 was announced winner of a UN prize for providing an education to children uprooted by violence in north-east Nigeria.
   

ISS: South Sudan needs more than a hybrid court

Displaced persons in South Sudan.When government soldiers stormed the Terrain residential compound in Juba, South Sudan, on 11 July 2016, they attacked, robbed and raped foreign aid workers and shot dead a local journalist.

   

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