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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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...