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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...

Attacks on peacekeepers may constitute war crimes – ICC Prosecutor

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In the wake of the latest attack on UN peacekeepers in the Darfur region of Sudan, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal...

UN Peacekeepers Day

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The UN tomorrow marks Peacekeepers Day, the 65th anniversary of the first time the world body assembled and deployed a force to...

Darfur: Ban deplores attack on UN-African Union peacekeepers

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned attack on a United Nations-African Union patrol in Sudan's Darfur region that led to the death of one...

UN peacekeeping chief stresses need for flexible support in complex mandates

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The head of the United Nations peacekeeping department stressed the need for flexible, agile and responsive mechanisms in support of changing situations,...

Security sector reform in African countries emerging from conflict vital, UN...

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The Security Council debated the need to reform the security sector in African countries emerging from conflict, with the United Nations peacekeeping...

Somalia Peacekeepers admit killing Malaysian journalist

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The African Union peacekeeping force fighting Islamist rebels in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, acknowledged its troops accidentally shot dead a Malaysian journalist...

UN through the lens: Three years at the helm of peacekeeping

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Demand for United Nations-led peacekeeping operations is likely to continue over the next five years and may even start to rise again...

20 Sudanese soldiers die in building collapse

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Two buildings full of Sudanese soldiers collapsed because of torrential downpours in the troubled Darfur region, killing 20 and injuring 30, said...

UN says four peacekeepers killed in Sudan’s Abyei

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Four Ethiopian UN peacekeepers were killed by a landmine in Sudan's disputed Abyei region, the first deaths suffered by the new blue-helmeted...

North Sudan wants peacekeepers out after south split

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North Sudan said it wanted U.N. peacekeepers to leave when the south secedes on July 9, shrugging off international pressure to extend...

Congo calls for full UN troop pull-out by next year

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The Democratic Republic of Congo wants the United Nations to pull its troops – including many South Africans out of that country...

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