U.N. Peacekeeping

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 07:17
The Dutch government says it will continue its peacekeeping mission in Mali but will withdraw its helicopter contingent by the beginning of next year.
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 07:16
Russia’s post-Soviet security bloc, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, has held discussions with the United Nations about taking part in UN peacekeeping missions, an effort analysts said was likely made with Syria in mind.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 07:39
UN peacekeepers cowered in their bases rather than risk doing their job of protecting civilians during an outbreak of fighting in South Sudan in July, a rights group said Wednesday.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 07:04
Two senior officers of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) have disagreed on claims that some of its soldiers under the African Union peacekeeping operations in Somalia raped or sexually exploited Somali girls and women.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 07:26
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Hubert Price of the United States as Head of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS).
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 09:02
The EastAfrican has learned that Juba is seeking troops from Egypt and Tanzania, whom the leaders believe will be neutral as compared with frontline states like Ethiopia and Kenya that were supposed to provide the regional protection force.
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 08:21
The United States says it will back an arms embargo if the country's government blocks the deployment of a regional protection force in the war-torn country and continues to hinder the movement of U.N. staffers and peacekeepers.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 07:32
U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Wednesday South Sudan's government had not taken any action on a pledge it made 10 days ago to cooperate on the deployment of more United Nations troops in a bid to avoid a possible arms embargo.
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 07:18
At the first-ever U.N. Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial in London last night, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that the Defense Department will add to already substantial U.S. contributions to U.N. peacekeeping operations.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 07:02
Colum Lynch has an explosive scoop in Foreign Policy reporting an incident in July in which a convoy of American diplomats was fired upon by South Sudanese government forces. The diplomats were traveling in armored cars, and when they passed the presidential palace they were met with a barrage of gunfire.