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Mali peace deal implementation a must – UN peacekeeping chief

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Implementation of the 2015 peace agreement in Mali is the only path to stabilisation the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council. Jean-Pierre...

UN peacekeeping performance evaluation

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The international community last week took stock of action to improve UN peacekeeping in line with a Security Council resolution aimed at enhancing performance...

Security Council told of challenges facing peacekeepers

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Organised crime, breakdowns in law and order and attacks by extremists are examples of challenges faced by UN peacekeepers the Security Council heard, during...

Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force team to train Ugandan military engineers

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22 members of the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF) Trainers Team will soon be deployed to Uganda.   According to the JGSDF Facebook page, the team...

Mapisa-Nqakula tells UN conference South Africa is committed to peacekeeping

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South Africa’s defence minister was one of many taking part in a recent UN peacekeeping ministerial conference where she gave some insight into the...

UN budget procedure review sought to ensure payment for troop contributing...

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The bean counters at the Department of Defence (DoD) and the national defence force would be right if they alerted the South African contingent...

Brand SA welcomes UN recognition of SA’s peacekeeping role

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Brand South Africa has welcomes the United Nations (UN) recognition and praise of South Africa’s role in peacekeeping missions on the African continent. Speaking at...

UN peacekeeping missions in Africa report most deaths

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That peacekeeping is dangerous – often fatal – and particularly in Africa is again borne out by this year’s list of recipients of the...

South Africa wants specialist UN training teams to up peacekeeping professionalism

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As the UN prepares for the 20th commemoration of UN Peacekeepers Day on 29 May, the Security Council heard a senior South African diplomat...

SANDF peacekeeping efforts continue in Africa

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South Africa has engaged in over a dozen peace missions since democracy as it recognises that its destiny is linked to the Southern African...

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Presidential pep talk on Armed Forces Day

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President Cyril Ramaphosa had his Commander-in-Chief cap on when he addressed the country’s airmen, military medics, sailors and soldiers in Polokwane last Friday. Sadly, he...