U.N. Peacekeeping

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 05:42
Now, with July’s renewed fighting, the international community is hoping that the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the country’s peacekeeping mission, can help restore stability. That was the message when, on Aug. 13, the United Nations Security Council adopted a new resolution reiterating UNMISS’s mandate to protect civilians and adding a controversial new 4,000-person Regional Protection Force.
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 06:47
The U.N. Security Council voted Friday to strengthen its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, where an outbreak of violence has sparked concerns about a resumption of civil war.
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 06:58
The UN Security Council is expected to vote on Friday on deploying a 4,000-strong regional force to South Sudan despite opposition from the government in Juba, diplomats said. The United States presented a draft resolution this week to the council on setting up the protection force to ensure security in the capital and deter attacks on UN bases.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 06:47
South Sudanese government under the leadership of President Salva Kiir has accused the United Nations of working for regime change in Juba to overthrow the current government. The government reacted angrily to a draft proposal seeking approval of the deployment of 4,000 troops with all military capabilities to provide security and protection in Juba and help in the implementation of the peace agreement in the country.
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 06:23
with the lack of an independent indigenous security apparatus, UN Peacekeepers represent a significant stabilizing force in the CAR that could be vital to the country's future.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Heavy fighting involving tanks and helicopters raged in South Sudan on Monday between troops loyal to the president and those backing the vice president, risking a return to civil war and further instability in a volatile and poor region of Africa.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The head of the United Nations mission in Congo said Thursday he does not believe the country will be able to hold its presidential election as scheduled in November, another indication that President Joseph Kabila could stay in power beyond his mandate.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The African Union has backed a request for African troops with a robust mandate to reinforce U.N. peacekeepers in South Sudan. The African heads of state were responding to a communiqué on South Sudan put out after a meeting with regional leaders and the United Nations on Saturday.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The European Union has announced the launch of a two-year military training mission in the Central African Republic to be based in the capital Bangui.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Brooks Marmon, a program officer with Accountability Lab in Monrovia, Liberia offers up his perspective on the Liberian security situation as UNMIL peacekeepers in the country end their security operation and transfer responsibilities to local forces.