U.N. Peacekeeping

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.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
A new commander took control of the African Union force battling al-Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia as Uganda said it wants to withdraw its troops from the war-torn nation by the end of next year.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
As the African Union meets to retool its security strategy, it has an opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to being an international organization that successfully deters and mitigates conflict on the African continent.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Burundi has sent fresh new military troops into Somalia today. These troops replaced the forces currently station in Somalia, and contribute to the African Union peacekeeping force.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The AU's vote to begin raising a tax to fund its operations is a move towards financial self-sufficiency, but will it have the effect that leaders at the Kigali summit claimed it would?
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday called on the European Union (EU) and the United States to help Somalia strengthen its national army to counter security threats posed by Al-Shabaab militancy.

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