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Experts warn of security vacuum in wake of exiting peacekeepers

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Peacekeepers are on the move across Africa. But rather than rushing in to quell violence, they are withdrawing from some of the continent’s worst...

Gold, diamonds and drugs: Portuguese peacekeepers suspected of smuggling

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Portuguese police have clamped down on a crime ring that allegedly involved the country's UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) using military...

Twenty UN peacekeepers injured in central Mali attack

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Twenty United Nations peacekeepers were injured, including several seriously, in central Mali on Wednesday when their base came under fire, a UN mission spokesman...

UN says two peacekeepers killed in an attack on a convoy...

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Two peacekeepers with United Nations (UN) forces in Mali were killed on Saturday in an attack on their convoy in the north of the...

Guinean peacekeepers in Mali

As the sun rises over the vast Malian desert a group of 20 peacekeepers prepare equipment and line up to receive instructions before their...

Peacekeepers killed in Mali

Unidentified gunmen killed three Guinean members of a UN peacekeeping force in southern Mali in what the force described as a robbery gone wrong,...

African peacekeepers praised by UN Secretary-General

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The support of United Nations African member states and that of the African Union Commission in peace operations on the continent has been noted...

Peacekeepers killed in DR Congo

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At least seven UN peacekeepers were killed in clashes with militias in an area at the centre of the Democratic Republic of...

Making their mark – Guinean peacekeepers in Mali

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As the sun rises over Mali's vast desert, a group of 20 men prepare equipment and line up to receive instructions before...

Low number of women peacekeepers “crippling” UN credibility

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Notwithstanding greater participation of women in building and sustaining peace and recognition of the value they bring, realities on the ground show...

Short sentences for Congo peacekeepers decried

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Three Congo Republic peacekeepers were given sentences of just three years in jail for murdering civilians and are already free, Human Rights...

Guterres on peacekeeping

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An indicator of the difficulties faced by peacekeeping missions in Africa comes from UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, who told the Dag...

Guterres in Mali for International Peacekeepers Day

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres was in Mali on Tuesday to honour the service and sacrifice of peacekeepers around the world and...

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

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Tomorrow is the International Day of UN Peacekeepers and Africa will be strongly in focus with an event in South Africa and...

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

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Tomorrow is the International Day of UN Peacekeepers and Africa will be strongly in focus with an event in South Africa and...

Three U.N. peacekeepers, one Malian soldier killed during joint operation

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Three United Nations peacekeepers and one Malian soldier were killed and several others were wounded on Friday in an attack by unidentified...

No Canadian peacekeepers for Mali

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Canada will not send hundreds of peacekeepers to support a United Nations mission in Mali in the near future, officials said, a...

Peacekeepers lose large numbers of small arms and ammunition – report

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Peacekeepers internationally as well as in Africa where the majority of the United Nations' peacekeeping missions are have a major problem with...

UN wants more peacekeepers for CAR

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Amid a US push to cut United Nations peacekeeping costs, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hope the Security Council agrees to send 900 more...

Two peacekeepers killed in CAR

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Suspected Christian militiamen killed two Moroccan peacekeepers from the United Nations mission in Central African Republic in the second fatal attack on...

Three UN peacekeepers killed in Mali

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Militants killed three United Nations peacekeepers in an attack outside their base in Kidal in northern Mali, the UN said in a...

Minister commemorates fallen peacekeepers

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Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has commemorated the 40 South African peacekeepers who lost their lives while serving with United Nations peacekeeping missions. She...

UN urges “credible pressure” by Security Council on South Sudan

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The United Nations doubts the willingness of the South Sudan government to co-operate with the deployment of thousands more peacekeepers and urged...

Moroccan peacekeepers killed in CAR

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Two Moroccan UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic were killed and two others wounded by unknown attackers in the south-east of the...

Burkina Faso to withdraw Darfur peacekeepers

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Burkina Faso has notified the United Nations it will withdraw soldiers deployed as peacekeepers in Sudan's troubled Darfur region by July next...

UN peacekeepers failed to respond to South Sudan hotel attack –...

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United Nations peacekeepers failed to respond to an attack on civilians by South Sudanese government troops at the Hotel Terrain in Juba...

UN memo casts doubt on some Central African Republic sex abuse...

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A draft United Nations memo seen by Reuters suggests dozens allegations of sexual abuse against UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic have...

UN peacekeeper killed, four wounded by mine in Mali

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A United Nations peacekeeper was killed and four others wounded on Sunday when their vehicle hit a mine in Mali's restive north,...

U.N. to send peacekeepers home over reaction to South Sudan violence

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United Nations peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Wednesday troops would be sent home from a U.N. mission in South Sudan due...

Feature: UN peacekeepers speak from three African sites

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Dr Catherine Buzmion-Cheong, a United Nations peacekeeper, was working in Liberia when the first case of Ebola was confirmed in the West...

Chadian peacekeepers killed in Mali

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Five United Nations peacekeepers from Chad were killed and three were wounded in northern Mali on Wednesday when their vehicle hit an...

UN chief “inept” on peacekeeper sex abuse: US senator

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An influential US senator accused United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of ineptitude on Wednesday for failing to halt sexual exploitation and abuse...

U.S. pushing for repatriation of U.N. peacekeepers over sex abuse

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The United States on Friday announced it was pushing the U.N. Security Council to call for repatriation of peacekeepers if there is...

Congo and UN troops fire in air to stop machete-armed villagers

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Villagers from two major ethnic groups in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) clashed with machetes and batons before...

European, U.N. troops accused of sexual abuse in Central African Republic

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Twelve more children in the Central African Republic have accused European soldiers and United Nations peacekeepers of sexual abuse, the United Nations...

Fresh allegations of sexual abuse against UN peacekeepers in CAR

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The United Nations is investigating new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse as well as other misconduct by peacekeepers in the Central...

UN peacekeepers killed in Mali convoy attack

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Six UN peacekeepers were killed and five severely wounded when their convoy was attacked in northern Mali on Thursday, the UN peacekeeping...

United Nations peacekeepers commonly pay for sex – U.N. study

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United Nations peacekeepers commonly pay for sex with cash, dresses, jewellery, perfume, cell phones and other items, despite a ban on such...

External review to probe how U.N. handled abuse charges in Africa

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United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon announced on Wednesday that he would set up an external independent review of how the world body...

At least three killed, peacekeepers injured in Mali suicide attack

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At least three civilians were killed and nine United Nations peacekeepers seriously injured in a suicide attack on Wednesday at a U.N....

US Army provides camps for UN peacekeepers in CAR

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United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) are living and working in Force Provider base camps provided by the United...

Feature: Question marks hang over flawed Darfur peacekeeping force

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One of the world's largest peacekeeping forces is being cut back and revamped as it has been failing to protect civilians in...

Advance Chinese army peacekeeping contingent deploys to South Sudan

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The first detachment of 144 peacekeepers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) have arrived in the South Sudanese capital Juba in...

China to start deployment of 700 peacekeeping troops to South Sudan

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The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will shortly start deploying a 700-strong infantry battalion to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan...

Nine UN peacekeepers killed in attack on convoy in Mali

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Nine United Nations peacekeepers in Mali were killed in an ambush on their convoy on Friday, the deadliest attack on the U.N....

Chad accuses UN of neglecting its peacekeepers in Mali

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Chad's government accused the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali of failing to relieve its contingent in the country's volatile north and neglecting...

U.N. says China not yet deploying peacekeepers in South Sudan

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China will send 700 soldiers to a U.N. peacekeeping force in South Sudan later this year to protect civilians amid a rebellion...

Liberia convicts 13 for killing peacekeepers in Ivorian raids

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A Liberian court on Tuesday sentenced 13 people to life imprisonment for cross-border raids into Ivory Coast that killed seven U.N. peacekeepers...

EU peacekeepers take charge at main CAR airport

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European Union (EU) peacekeepers have taken charge of security at Central African Republic's (CAR) main airport in their first major operation to...

Central African Republic needs many more peacekeepers

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Central African Republic needs up to four times more peacekeepers than are now deployed to quell a worsening sectarian conflict and provide...