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Peacekeeping in South Sudan: it’s a race against time for the...

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A notable consequence of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been the near-complete breakdown of what was already a deeply fraught relationship among the permanent...

Former combatants seemingly back in action in DRC

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The emergence of former M23 (Mouvement du 23 Mars) combatants in violence linked to armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is...

AU marks mine awareness day

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Today (4 April) is International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, intended worldwide to “serve as a reminder of the danger...

UN authorisation to fight piracy in Somali waters lapses

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The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has not extended a resolution for the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea within Somalia’s territorial...

UN Security Council reform on Moz/SA bilateral agenda

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Two Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries want the United Nations (UN) Security Council (SC) reformed to make it a “representative organ” and one...

UN team in SA ahead of peacekeeping technology symposium

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South Africa’s opportunity to host a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping technology conference this year lies in the hands of a technical verification team from...

UN chief names US diplomat to run Libya mediation

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appointed US diplomat Stephanie Williams to lead mediation efforts in Libya after his special envoy quit just weeks...

UN worker killed in attack on peacekeeping convoy in Mali

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Unidentified armed men attacked a convoy belonging to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali on Friday, killing one civilian worker and wounding another,...

Twenty-two African countries expected at UN Peacekeeping Ministerial

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With six of the United Nation’s 12 current peacekeeping missions in Africa, expectations are the continent will be well represented at the world body’s...

Ethiopian government says it has recaptured Lalibela, UN World Heritage site

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Ethiopian government forces and their regional allies have recaptured the town of Lalibela, a United Nations World Heritage Site, from Tigrayan forces, the prime...

Islamist car bomb attack kills at least eight in Somalia, officials...

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At least eight people were killed in Somalia's capital on Thursday when Islamist militants launched a suicide attack on a UN security convoy using...

UN warns not holding Libya elections could fuel further conflict

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Outgoing United Nations Libya mediator Jan Kubis warned on Wednesday that not holding planned elections in the country could "greatly deteriorate" the situation and...

Number of children recruited into conflict grows in West and Central...

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West and Central Africa has recorded the highest number of children recruited into conflict of any region in the world, and the number is...

SADC part of GLR peace process

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) wants Africa’s Great Lakes region (GLR) to be both peaceful and secure, its executive secretary told the senior...

Over 1 000 people, mostly Tigrayans, detained in Ethiopia in a...

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At least 1 000 people, mostly ethnic Tigrayans, have been detained in cities across Ethiopia in the past week, the United Nations said on...

US confronts Russia as UN renews Central Africa peacekeepers

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Russia and China abstained in a UN Security Council vote on Friday to extend a UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR)...

Tigrayan forces say they will ‘hunt down’ foreign mercenaries

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Rebellious Tigrayan forces threatened on Friday to "hunt down" foreigners they said were supporting the Ethiopian government as mercenaries and technical experts in a...

Ethiopia says UN staff will face penalties if they break the...

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Ethiopian staff working for the United Nations or African Union do not live “in space” and will be punished for any lawbreaking, the government...

Ethiopian authorities detain more than 70 UN drivers, amid reports of...

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Ethiopian authorities have detained more than 70 drivers working with the United Nations, a UN spokesperson said, amid international alarm over reported widespread arrests...

UN rights body agrees to monitor Sudan violations

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The United Nations human rights council on Friday adopted a British-led resolution on Sudan condemning the military coup and appointing an expert to monitor...

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