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Top UN man warns “spoilers are active” in CAR

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The latest outburst of unrest in the Central African Republic (CAR) demonstrates the situation there remains fragile, and "spoilers are still active,...

South Sudan not acting on UN pledge yet

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UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Wednesday South Sudan's government had not taken any action on a pledge it made 10...

UN peacekeeping chief not overly optimistic on solution to Darfur conflict

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Given the unchanged nature of the conflict in Darfur, Sudan, the mandate of the joint AU/UN mission there should be extended for...

AU is UN’s most important peacekeeping partner

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The UN Security Council this week stressed the importance of strengthening existing co-operation between itself and the African Union (AU), a regional...

Fighting continues unabated in Sudan

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South Africa's withdrawal from the hybrid AU/UN mission in Sudan does not appear to have taken consideration of issues on the ground...

Peacekeeping is a tool for political, not military solutions – Eliasson

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United Nations peacekeeping is "a tool to advance political, not military, solutions to conflict," Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told the UN Special...

Feature: UN peacekeeping from the first mission of 120 unarmed men...

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It began when the United Nations was not even three years old, in the fog of the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948,...

UN peacekeeping chief warns South Sudan at a critical juncture

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With both sides repeatedly violating the ceasefire, endangering progress so far made towards a political transition, the South Sudan peace process is...

Feature: UN force commanders on modern peacekeeping challenges

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From Mali to South Sudan, the Middle East and beyond United Nations peacekeepers are tackling peace and security challenges of increasing intensity...

Secretary-General calls on defence chiefs to back UN peacekeeping

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The first-ever United Nations Chiefs of Defence Conference saw Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon appeal to senior military officials for more troop contributions from...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...