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Tons of food stolen in Darfur

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A World Food Programme (WFP) warehouse in North Darfur state capital El Fasher was attacked by unknown armed groups who stole thousands of tons of food. More...

Kenyan major is UN military gender advocate of the year

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A Kenyan peacekeeper back from a tour of duty in Darfur, Sudan is the 2020 UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year. Military gender advisor...

At least 48 dead in militia attack on El Geneina, West...

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At least 48 people died and 97 people were injured in a militia attack on the West Darfur city of El Geneina on Saturday,...

Darfur displaced fearful as UN peacekeepers hand over to local forces

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Ahlam Hamid fled from her home in Sudan’s Darfur region 17 years ago when government troops and militiamen, some on horseback, raided her village...

UNAMID closes its doors

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UNAMID, the joint African Union/United Nations mission in Darfur, is done and dusted with all uniformed and civilian personnel other than those needed for...

UNAMID helping to de-escalate Darfur tension

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The joint UN-AU hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID) is working with Sudanese and local authorities to de-escalate tensions following violent incidents in two towns,...

Possibilities for peace and stability bolstered in Darfur

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“Important developments” in Sudan, including a pledge to end the country’s conflicts and the establishment of a transitional government, could edge the country closer...

ISS: Is Sudan ready for UNAMID’s exit?

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The UN Security Council (UNSC) is scheduled to make a decision on the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)...

SA calls for continued peace efforts in Sudan

South Africa has urged the African Union (AU)/United Nations (UN) Hybrid Mission (UNAMID) to continue to provide technical and logistical assistance to support peace...

UNAMID troop strength to be cut by more than half

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The mandate of the joint UN/AU peacekeeping operation in Sudan's Darfur has been extended until the end of June next year by...

UN plans to reduce peacekeeper deaths

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Last year saw the highest number of peacekeeper fatalities through violent acts in over two decades, with 56 peacekeepers killed. In an effort...

New UNAMID Force Commander

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Lieutenant General Leonard Muriuki Ngondi of Kenya has been appointed Force Commander for the African Union/United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)...

U.N. approves drawdown of peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur region

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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved a phased drawdown of peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur region that could almost halve the...

UNAMID, MINUSMA mandates extended

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The UN this week adopted resolutions which, among others, extended the mandate of its missions in Darfur and Mali as well as...

UNAMID reconfiguration will see troop numbers reduced

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The African Union (AU) and the United Nations are proposing 44% and 30% reductions in their troop and police presence in Sudan's...

Chinese peacekeeping helicopters arrive in Sudan

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China's first peacekeeping helicopter unit has arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to join the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). The first...

Fourth peacekeeping deployment for SAAF officer

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SA Air Force Major Caroline Komsana is currently on her fourth deployment to a United Nations peacekeeping mission and is a CIMIC...

Top UN post for SA diplomat

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South African Jeremiah Mamabolo has been named head of the AU/UN hybrid operation in Darfur and will also be the world body's...

Career South African diplomat now head of UNAMID

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South African Jeremiah Kingsley Mamabolo has been named acting joint special representative for Darfur and is also now head of the joint...

UN peacekeeping chief not overly optimistic on solution to Darfur conflict

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Given the unchanged nature of the conflict in Darfur, Sudan, the mandate of the joint AU/UN mission there should be extended for...

Sudan will not seek to renew peacekeeping mandate in Darfur

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Sudan will not seek to renew the mandate for the international peacekeeping mission in Darfur in June as it believes the insurgency...

Sudan government forced South African withdrawal from UNAMID

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South Africa's withdrawal from the hybrid AU/UN peace support mission in Sudan last month was because the Sudanese government had made it...

SA soldiers coming home from Sudan later this month

April 23, 25 and 27 are red letter days for South African soldiers whose deployment in Sudan is over. Those three days...

Op Cordite withdrawal on plan and on schedule

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All 800 8 SA Infantry Battalion members deployed to Sudan are currently at the main UNAMID base El-Fasher awaiting airlift home. The South...

Fighting continues unabated in Sudan

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South Africa's withdrawal from the hybrid AU/UN mission in Sudan does not appear to have taken consideration of issues on the ground...

South Africa’s commitment to AU/UN mission in Sudan is over

The South African commitment to peacekeeping in Sudan is officially over with 8 SA Infantry Battalion due to start a gradual withdrawal...

U.N. experts report cluster bombs, gold smuggling in Darfur

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United Nations sanctions monitors confirmed in their latest report the recent presence of cluster munitions in Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region in violation...

U.N. Security Council condemns attack on humanitarian convoy in Darfur

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The United Nations Security Council on Friday strongly condemned an attack on a humanitarian convoy in Sudan's war-torn Darfur on Wednesday by...

SA soldier killed in Sudan ambush

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A South African soldier was killed and another wounded while providing security for a World Food Programme (WFP) humanitarian aid convoy in...

South African named UNAMID deputy joint special representative

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While South African soldiers will soon no longer be part of the hybrid AU/UN mission in Sudan, there will still be South...

South African soldiers will exit Sudan no later than April 15

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This week's announcement that South Africa would be withdrawing its military component from the hybrid AU/UN mission in Sudan has been confirmed...

ISS: Darfur fatigue – is South Africa retreating before the war...

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Yesterday, South African President Jacob Zuma made a surprise announcement that he had decided to withdraw the 800-odd South African National Defence...

South Africa to withdraw from UNAMID at the end of March

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A day after a Cabinet briefing this week had expressed its satisfaction with the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) continental peace support...

Zuma withdraws troops from Sudan’s Darfur region

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South Africa will withdraw its troops from peacekeeping operations in Sudan's Darfur region, President Jacob Zuma's office said on Wednesday. "Members of the...

Six killed in unrest in Sudan’s Darfur, says local official

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Six people have been killed in three days of unrest in Sudan's Darfur region, a local official said on Monday, as a...

Sudan starts releasing blocked supplies for Darfur peacekeepers

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Sudan has begun releasing food rations and other supplies for international peacekeepers in the conflict-torn Darfur region, though some of the more...

Sudan, accused of blocking peacekeeper rations, gets U.N. food post

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Sudan's ambassador to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was elected to a key United Nations food security post on Thursday,...

Sudan accused of withholding rations for Darfur peacekeepers

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The United Nations and Britain on Wednesday accused the Sudanese government of refusing to release food rations and other essential supplies for...

Soldier from 8 SAI killed in Darfur

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An 8 South African Infantry Battalion soldier has been killed in an ambush in Darfur in Sudan. He was part of the...

SANDF members to be recognised for gallantry after Sudan incident

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A platoon of South African soldiers from 8 South African Infantry Battalion will be cited for gallantry after being accosted by heavily...

Eight injured in UNAMID Mi-8 helicopter crash-landing in Darfur

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At least eight people were seriously injured when a Mil Mi-8 transport helicopter operated by the United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)...

ISS: Time for the AU and UN to renew their vows...

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The relationship between the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) in Darfur has all the makings of a highly dysfunctional...

U.N. extends Darfur peacekeeping mission amid withdrawal calls

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The United Nations Security Council on Monday extended for another year a peacekeeping mission to protect civilians and ensure aid delivery in...

Not the time to pull peacekeepers from Darfur – U.S. envoy

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Now is not the time to withdraw international peacekeepers from Sudan's Darfur region, where violence is increasing and tens of thousands of...

UN, SANDF deny South African troops held hostage as Sudan’s Bashir...

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The United Nations and South African National Defence Force have denied a media report that Sudanese troops held South African peacekeepers in...

Attacks on peacekeepers, civilians in Darfur increasing – U.N.

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The United Nations on Wednesday warned that violent attacks on international peacekeepers and civilians in Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region have been increasing...

Ongoing violence in Darfur is impacting on civilians

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The security situation in Darfur is a serious one, marked by a "deeply concerning" increase in violent attacks by armed assailants against...

Sudan accuses U.N. peacekeepers of killing seven civilians in Darfur

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Sudan has accused a peacekeeping force in Darfur of killing seven civilians in three separate incidents last week, threatening to exacerbate the...

South African continental peacekeeping deployments extended for another year

President Jacob Zuma wearing his SA National Defence Force (SANDF) commander-in-chief hat has committed South Africa to more than R1,4 billion in...

Sudan: don’t tie Darfur peacekeepers exit to tribal violence end

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A withdrawal of peacekeepers from Sudan's Darfur region should not be conditional on an end to tribal violence, Sudan said on Tuesday...