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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...

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