U.N. Peacekeeping

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.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) until 15 November 2017, keeping an authorized troop ceiling of 10,750 military personnel intact and providing time for the mission to assess the post-transition process in the country.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Dozens of women and girls have reportedly been raped by South Sudanese government soldiers near a U.N. compound in the country's capital, Juba.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The Security Council today extended for two weeks the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), allowing time for its membership to consider options on adapting the operation’s mandate amid renewed violence in the world’s youngest country.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The U.N. Security Council has authorized the deployment of a UN police force to Burundi to try to quell violence and human rights abuses in the country.
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.

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