U.N. Peacekeeping

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 06:38
Some residents fled their neighborhood in Burundi’s capital on Thursday after they found four bodies on the streets, part of a wave of killings associated with President Pierre Nkurunziza’s re-election for a third term.
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 06:53
A United Nations panel of experts says both sides in South Sudan's conflict are expanding their weapons stockpiles and violating a peace deal. But the U.N. Security Council is not moving forward with the arms embargo and sanctions it has repeatedly threatened for such actions.
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 06:36
What is driving possible significant shifts in the relationship between Washington and Khartoum?
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 06:28
A closer look at terrorism in Africa presents an interesting picture, where the number of terrorism-related incidents has remained constant over several decades, despite the rise in fatalities in Nigeria and Somalia. This means that more people are being killed in 2014 and 2015, but the number of events remains the same.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 06:30
The two instances of genocide in Burundi form a terrible precedent, especially when taking into account a statement made by the British Ambassador to the country, Matthew Rycroft, who has warned that due to ongoing violence in the country there is once again a “threat of genocide.”
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 06:14
Since 1982, the United States has been contributing hundreds of soldiers and airmen to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), an organization tasked with monitoring the security provisions of the 1979 Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty in the Sinai.
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 06:32
Backed by tanks, armoured vehicles and plenty of EU cash, thousands of African soldiers took on an imaginary enemy in the arid heart of South Africa this week.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 06:31
In all, more than 90 percent of AU peace and security efforts are funded by the likes of the EU and United States, although AU member states have pledged to provide a quarter of the funding for operations by 2020.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 06:49
The long-awaited African Union Commission of Inquiry report on the South Sudan conflict has been released. It finds that both the South Sudan government and rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar committed human rights violations, some of which the report says constitute war crimes.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 06:36
The former UN Special Representative for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Martin Kobler, reflects on peacekeeping efforts in the country.