U.N. Peacekeeping

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06

Over the past year, the legacy and reputation of UN Peacekeeping missions across the African continent have been increasingly marred by scandals involving abuse of the civilian populations they were deployed to protect.

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
A top U.S. Air Force official on Sunday urged the U.S. government to speed up consideration of long-standing bids by Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain to buy U.S. fighter jets, citing growing frustration among the key U.S. allies in the Gulf about delays in the process.
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.

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