User: newstrust Topic: Darfur Crisis
Category: Intl Efforts :: Peacekeeping
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Central African Republic: 'Why a grenade couldn't stop our music' 18.10.2018 BBC: World
A deadly attack at a gig nine months ago has only made this band from the Central African Republic more determined.
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Why Unarmed Civilian Protection Is the Best Path to Sustainable Peace 22.7.2018 Truthout.com
Unarmed civilian protection has been proven to save lives, empower communities and secure lasting peace.

The post Why Unarmed Civilian Protection Is the Best Path to Sustainable Peace appeared first on Truthout.

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UN official: UN backs talks, not elections in South Sudan 3.5.2018 Washington Post: World
The United Nations opposes a plan by South Sudan’s government to move to elections if warring parties are unable to reconcile differences at peace talks now scheduled to start May 17, the U.N.’s deputy peacekeeping chief said Wednesday.
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Caught in Congo’s tides of war: 40,000 have crossed a lake seeking refuge 7.4.2018 Washington Post
Nearly 400,000 people have been displaced by renewed violence, according to the United Nations. More than 40,000 have crossed Lake Albert in rickety boats to Uganda, where they have been resettled in an ever-expanding refu­gee camp.
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Should U.N. peacekeepers launch preemptive strikes? The Cruz report seems to think so. 16.3.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Here are the 4 things you need to know.
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UN threatens to consider arms embargo in South Sudan 16.3.2018 Washington Post: World
The U.N. Security Council demanded an immediate end to fighting in South Sudan on Thursday and threatened to consider an arms embargo and sanctions to prevent warring parties from violating a December cease-fire agreement.
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UN chief met Sudan’s president who is accused of genocide 30.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with Sudan’s president, who is accused of genocide by the International Criminal Court, on the sidelines of the African Union summit on grounds of “operational necessity,” the United Nations said Monday.
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U.N. troops told to fight back, use force as peacekeeper deaths surge 24.1.2018 Washington Post: World
"This increase is not a spike but rather a rise to a continuing plateau,” a new report says.
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UN says 1.25 million South Sudanese are 1 step from famine 8.12.2017 Hindu: International
There were high hopes that South Sudan would have peace and stability after its independence from neighboring Sudan in 2011.
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UN says 1.25 million South Sudanese are 1 step from famine 8.12.2017 Washington Post: World
Over 1.2 million people in war-torn South Sudan are one step away from famine — twice as many as at the same time last year — and in early 2018 half the country’s population will be reliant on emergency food aid, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Thursday.
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Security Council recognizes contributions of police components to UN peacekeeping 16.11.2017 New Kerala: World News
Security Council recognizes contributions of police components to UN peacekeeping
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Nikki Haley and the awful dilemma posed by South Sudan 24.10.2017 Washington Post: World
The Trump administration official travels to the site of Africa’s worst humanitarian crisis.
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A woman's strength is unlimited, says award-winning UN peacekeeper 19.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
NEW YORK: Being a girl child, I dreamt of occupying a powerful position to influence and create change in the community. It was the segregation of women that I experienced in my childhood that gave me the strength to add my voice in everything I did."
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UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing in South Sudan 18.10.2017 AP Top News
YEI, South Sudan (AP) -- Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan's Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country's civil war. But when a national peace deal broke down and government soldiers ransacked the area, a handful of U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders for help....
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Indian peacekeepers in Sudan awarded UN medal 17.10.2017 Hindu: Home
The Indian peacekeepers are part of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
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Does the Western Left Have an African Problem? 16.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A young boy looks on from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as smoke rises from an ongoing attack, allegedly carried out by the Seleka Militia on the village of Mobaye in Central African Republic (CAR) on September 21, 2017 in Mobayi-Mbongo. (Photo: JOHN WESSELS / AFP / Getty Images) Most Western leftists who espouse anti-imperialist, antiwar, anti-colonial politics agree that there can be no hierarchies of oppression, but that rhetoric does not hold up when it comes to African countries, their revolutionaries and self-determination struggles. In fact, African countries and their politics are almost never discussed in leftist circles except to make points about imperialism or China. A young boy looks on from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as smoke rises from an ongoing attack, allegedly carried out by the Seleka Militia on the village of Mobaye in Central African Republic (CAR) on September 21, 2017 in Mobayi-Mbongo. (Photo: JOHN WESSELS / AFP / Getty Images) "Africa fed the world, ...
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United Nations General Assembly live updates: World awaits President Trump's first assembly 19.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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South Sudan's leaders bear 'direct responsibility' for conflict, UN Security Council told 26.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
NEW YORK, 26 August 2017 : A senior United Nations peacekeeping official today called on the leaders of South Sudan to show genuine political will to achieve sustainable peace in the strife-riven country, stressing that those whose long-time rivalry sparked the ongoing conflict can be the ones to resolve it.
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Japan’s defense chief quits over alleged document cover-up 28.7.2017 Washington Post: World
Japan’s beleaguered defense minister resigned Friday over an alleged cover-up of military documents from U.N. peacekeeping operations, the latest blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s scandal-ridden government.
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UN considers new base in South Sudan's troubled Yei region 14.7.2017 Hindu: International
The United Nations says it is considering opening a peacekeeping base in South Sudan’s troubled Yei region, which has “gone through a nightmare” in recent months amid warnings of ethnic violence. It w...
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