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Diplomacy & Peace

Ethiopia pulls out of Somalia

The Ethiopian government says the withdrawal of its troops from Somalia has been well planned and will not create a power vacuum should the international community urgently deploys more peacekeepers.
   

More peacekeepers arrive in Darfur

The UN News Centre reports 85 Pakistani troops have arrived in Darfur during the past two days to bolster the strength of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force, known as UNAMID, deployed earlier this year to try to end the violence and suffering in the war-ravaged Sudanese region.
   

Security Council tells UN Mission in DR Congo to step up protection of civilians

The Security Council has told United Nations peacekeepers in strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to prioritise the protection of civilians, including humanitarian personnel, as the number of attacks on aid workers, some of them deadly, passed 100 since the start of the year.
   

UN gives military action against Lord’s Resistance Army thumbs up

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has commended Uganda, southern Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo for a successful recent multinational operation against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) who have been waging a brutal and ill-understood insurgency against Uganda for 20 years.
   

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