U.N. Peacekeeping

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:46
Since World War II, U.N. peacekeepers have been dispatched to 69 conflicts — civil wars, border disputes and failed states. But now they are confronting an unsettling new threat: al-Qaeda.
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:46
Since World War II, U.N. peacekeepers have been dispatched to 69 conflicts — civil wars, border disputes and failed states. But now they are confronting an unsettling new threat: al-Qaeda.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:43
Canada will contribute up to 10 police officers to the international effort to demobilize guerilla groups and monitor the ceasefire in Colombia, CBC News has learned.Some of the officers are expected to be under the United Nations flag, while others would be part of a bilateral deployment, working directly with the South American country's national police force.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 06:43
Last year, the UN deployed more than 100,000 uniformed peacekeepers to African countries, twice as many as the decade before. The U.S. pays for more than a quarter of this mission's $7.87 billion budget, and recently the commanding general of U.S. Army Africa said he would continue growing partnerships and exercises across the vast continent.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:24
The first batch of Kenyan troops who had served in a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan arrived home on Wednesday, after Nairobi ordered them to withdraw in response to the sacking of the Kenyan commander of the UNMISS force.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 08:26
Burkina Faso has notified the United Nations that it will withdraw soldiers deployed as peacekeepers in Sudan's troubled Darfur region by July next year, the foreign minister said late on Friday.The West African nation, which has a battalion of 850 soldiers serving in the nearly 14,000 troop strong U.N.-African Union hybrid mission, has suffered a series of deadly attacks at home amid a rise in Islamist militant violence.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 07:20
Kenya has said it is withdrawing its troops from the United Nations mission in South Sudan, a day after Ban Ki-moon sacked the Kenyan commander of peacekeeping forces in the country for failing to protect civilians. Kenya has more than 1,000 troops deployed in South Sudan.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 06:44
The inquiry investigating the response of UN peacekeepers to at attack on the Terrain Hotel Compound in Juba in July, found that a lack of leadership on the part of key senior mission personnel culminated in a chaotic and ineffective response to the violence. In response, Nairobi said it would withdraw its over 1000 troops from the mission and disengage from the peace process in South Sudan.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 08:20
Kenya is pulling out its 1,000 troops deployed to South Sudan as part of the U.N. peacekeeping mission and stopping future deployments after the U.N. secretary-general fired the force’s Kenyan commander, the foreign affairs ministry said Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 06:56
Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan will travel to Mali and Senegal later this week as the Liberal government considers where to send hundreds of Canadian peacekeepers. The stop in Mali is noteworthy as the West African country has long been seen as among the top candidates for a Canadian mission.

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