Conflict Resolution

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 06:56
The African Union's peace and security council on Saturday recommended the organisation hasten plans for sending troops to Burundi if violence in the country worsens and called for investigations into rights abuses there.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 06:49
5,400 troops are attending a multi-country military training exercise hosted by South Africa, in preparation for joining a new 25,000 strong pan-African peacekeeping force expected to be fully operational by early 2016.
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.
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 06:32
Military personnel drawn from East Africa have completed a six-week course on peacekeeping missions.
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 10:39


The Honorable Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Assistant Secretary
Bureau of African Affairs
U.S. Department of State

The Honorable Thomas Perriello
Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa
U.S. Department of State

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 07:32
A senior United Nations official said Thursday that he hoped negotiations could start by the end of October to resolve the nearly seven-month-long war in Yemen.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 06:39
Uganda’s withdrawal of several thousand troops deployed in South Sudan since December 2013 is likely to increase the chances of peace, but could it prove pivotal?
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 05:07
Ugandan troops have started withdrawing from South Sudan to comply with a peace deal between South Sudan’s warring factions, Uganda’s military chief said Monday.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 07:12
Obama’s policy is long overdue; it is the first of its kind in 21 years. The document represents a sensible and important step towards making UN peace operations more effective—and toward enabling Washington to play a constructive role in that process.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 06:44
Riek Machar signed a peace deal designed to end one of Africa's worst conflicts, but he says U.S. neglect could unravel it.