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Senior UN peacekeeper in DR Congo

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Top United Nations (UN) peacekeeping official Jean-Pierre Lacroix is presently in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for a series of meetings related to...

UN helicopter and personnel in al Shabaab hands

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The United Nations (UN), via spokesman Stephane Dujarric, is “concerned” about personnel aboard a helicopter flying under the world body’s flag after it was...

MINUSMA exits Mali

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General acknowledgement that the now finished United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in Mali was a difficult and life-threatening deployment can be judged from 311...

“Climate of division” affecting UN African peacekeeping

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United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions in sub-Saharan Africa operate under more challenging political and security conditions due to multiple crises and what Head of...

Ghana UN Peacekeeping Ministerial ends with increased commitments

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Ninety-one countries and three international organisations committed to continue peacekeeping under the United Nations (UN) umbrella at this week’s Peacekeeping Ministerial in Ghana. Additionally, the...

Call to close UN Sudan mission is third in Africa this...

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Sudan is the third African country to call for closure of a United Nations (UN) mission following the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and...

Indonesian sergeant is youngest ever UN woman police officer of the...

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The specific skillset an Indonesian police officer brought to the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) earned first sergeant...

Guterres decries African coups

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A succession of military coups across Africa emphasise the need for durable democratic governance and the rule of law United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio...

More troops to exit ATMIS

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Tight deadlines mean assessment of the ATMIS (African Union Transition Mission in Somalia) first troop drawdown phase is running concurrently with planning for the...

Third DR Congo provincial transition team up and running

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Now in its thirteenth year of existence, the United Nations (UN) mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has for the past three years...

UN Mali mission mandate not renewed

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Ten years after its establishment, the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has expired, with the world body’s...

Special mention for Wagner Group in SIPRI conflict report

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Last year saw more multilateral peace operations conducted than in any year during the previous decade research by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute...

Rwanda genocide suspect arrest earns UN praise for SA law enforcement

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A South African law enforcement task team was on the receiving end of thanks from the United Nations (UN) following the arrest of Fulgence...

Top UN award for Ghanaian female peacekeeper

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Ghana’s position as the largest contributor of female military personnel to United Nations (UN) peacekeeping efforts received another boost when Captain Cecilia Erzuah was...

Ramaphosa calls for a permanent ceasefire in Sudan as SA nationals...

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for those involved in the conflict in Sudan to immediately cease the violent activities. President Ramaphosa was addressing a media...

UN human rights chief calls for negotiations to halt fighting in...

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As opposing sides in Sudan today (Wednesday, 19 April) seemed set for a 24 hour ceasefire a heartfelt plea for them to return to...

Terrorism in Africa a concern for UN boss

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No region in the world is immune to terrorism according to United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who told the UN Security Council (SC)...

UN delegation meets senior Ugandan military officers in search for peace

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A United Nations (UN) delegation seeking facts on peace and security in the troubled Great Lakes part of Africa was hosted by the Uganda...

Eastern DRC remains flashpoint

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A weekend attempt to shoot down a South African military transport helicopter in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a further example of...

SAAF DR Congo death mourned by UN Secretary General

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United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres added his condolences to those of senior South African defence ministry and national defence force personnel on...

DR Congo church bombing condemned

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The detonation of an explosive device in a church, while a service was underway, in DR Congo’s North Kivu province that left at least...

Mozambique takes “historic” UNSC seat

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June 7, 2022 was "an historic date," according to Mozambique's Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Pedro Comissário Afonso, when his country won its...

Four African countries make UN 2022 peace and security overview

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United Nations (UN) peacekeepers in Africa found themselves in harm’s way is how the world body politely describes the often harrowing task faced by...

ISS: UN peacekeeping in Africa needs tighter parameters

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Peacekeeping is one of the United Nations’ (UN) most important conflict management tools, but policymakers, host countries and experts agree that it is in...

UN concerned about human rights violations by private military, security companies

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A growing reliance on private contractors to protect vessels, commercial shipping, offshore platforms, ports, and other maritime infrastructure has exposed human rights violations perpetrated...

Eastern DRC worsening politically and militarily

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Both the United Nations (UN) Secretary General and Namibian President Hage Geingob are outspoken about an escalation of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of...

UN calls for armed forces in Haiti

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As the security situation in Haiti continues deteriorating, United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres wants the Security Council (SC) to consider deploying armed...

Protests against UN in eastern Congo highlight peace mission’s crisis of...

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Violent protests erupted in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in late July 2022, resulting in the deaths of at least three peacekeepers and several...

South Africa slated for xenophobia, racism and hate speech

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South Africa stands on the precipice of “explosive violence” senior independent human rights experts warned President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government as xenophobia, racism and hate...

African countries and areas make it to UN children and conflict...

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Somalia are the two African countries singled out by a United Nations (UN) report on children and armed...

Attendance numbers at Pretoria UN peacekeeping symposium best yet

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Defence Minister Thandi Modise at the UN peacekeeping technology symposium exhibition.South Africa, specifically Pretoria, last month hosted the premier United Nations (UN) event on...

Guterres adds his voice to concerns over DRC violence

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Support for this month’s United Nations (UN) Security Council (SC) “concern” over escalating violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) comes from Secretary...

UN names five armed groups behind current DR Congo violence

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The United Nations (UN) named five groups behind what it calls a deteriorating security situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), manifested...

Africa in a prime position to supply the United Nations, especially...

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African companies are ideally suited to supplying the United Nations with goods and services, especially air charters, as there is a big vacuum left...

Combating piracy in the world’s most dangerous waters

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The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution on combating piracy in West Africa. Norway and Ghana introduced the initiative and led the...

UN peacekeeping in Africa is working better than you might think

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Media headlines often make it seem as if peacekeeping is not going well; they tend to highlight violence, displacement and abuse. The quantitative data,...

Zimbabwean major honoured with UN military gender advocate award

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Zimbabwean military observer Major Winnet Zhahare was today (Thursday, 26 May) named the 2021 United Nations (UN) Military Gender Advocate of the Year –...

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...

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