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Seven UN peacekeepers killed in central Mali explosion

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An explosion on Wednesday in central Mali killed seven United Nations peacekeepers and seriously wounded three others, the UN mission said on Twitter. A logistics...

Mali landmine kills peacekeeper wounds four others

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A landmine explosion hit a vehicle carrying U. peacekeepers from Chad on patrol in north-eastern Mali on Sunday, killing one and seriously...

Suicide car bomb kills four UN soldiers in Mali

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Four United Nations peacekeepers were killed and others wounded in a suicide attack on their base in the town of Aguelhoc in...

Commitments to peacebuilding must translate into reality on the ground –...

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Countries must do their utmost to translate their commitments to peacebuilding into life-enhancing realities for their citizens, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in...

Three peacekeepers killed in Sudan’s Darfur

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Three international peacekeepers were killed and six wounded when their patrol came under attack in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, their force said. Unidentified...

UN employee suspected of smuggling Congo minerals

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Congolese security forces have seized a jeep belonging to the United Nations peacekeeping operation and arrested a UN employee suspected of trying...

Eritrea’s president in Uganda for security talks

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Eritrea's diplomatically isolated president, accused by the West of stoking Somalia's Islamist rebellion began talks on regional security with Uganda, which provides...

Côte d’Ivoire: UN mission to set up new military camps, equip...

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The United Nations peacekeeping force in Côte d'Ivoire is to establish eight new military camps in the country's west, where security concerns...

Cameroon posts 32 policewomen to Darfur

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Thirty-two Cameroonian female police officers have been posted to trouble-stricken Darfur in Sudan, according to the officer in charge of coordinating the...

UN briefly extends Ivory Coast peacekeeper mandate

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The Security Council briefly extended the mandate of UN peacekeepers in Ivory Coast to give time to study proposals to reconfigure the...

UN delegation in DR Congo for peacekeeper talks

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A United Nations' Security Council delegation arrived in Kinshasa to persuade Congo that a gradual withdrawal of 20 500 peacekeepers would be...

UN’s DRC trip dominated by peacekeepers’ exit

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A United Nations mission to Democratic Republic of Congo this weekend faces a tough task to convince the government not to press...

UN sees Congo troops withdrawn over three years

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The United Nations has prepared a plan for a three-year phased withdrawal of the world body's biggest peacekeeping force from the Democratic...

Army retakes airport after clash in north Congo

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UN-backed government forces retook a Congolese provincial airport from rebels yesterday, an army officer said, following heavy fighting since Sunday in which...

Chad wants timetable for UN withdrawal: diplomats

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Chad has told the United Nations peacekeeping mission to withdraw its soldiers and civilians, and wants a timetable for ending a deployment...

Doubts over UN, government military shift in Congo

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Democratic Republic of Congo and UN peacekeepers are redeploying soldiers under a new strategy to pacify the country's volatile east, but analysts...

Seven UN peacekeepers killed worldwide in 2009

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Dozens of United Nations personnel made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty last year with at least seven peacekeeping troops...

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