User: newstrust Topic: Darfur Crisis
Category: Intl Efforts :: Peacekeeping
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For Sudan, A Looming Deadline On Possible Lifting Of U.S. Sanctions 8.7.2017 NPR News
Before leaving office, President Obama suspended some sanctions on Sudan. By July 12, the Trump administration has to decide whether or not to stick with this approach.
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UN votes to sharply reduce peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur 30.6.2017 Washington Post: World
The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution sharply reducing the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region, a move that will save hundreds of millions of dollars.
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UN and AU recommend big cuts to Darfur peacekeeping force 15.6.2017 Washington Post: World
The United Nations and the African Union are recommending a 44 percent cut in the number of peacekeeping troops in their joint force in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region and a 30 percent reduction in the international police force, a move certain to be welcomed by the United States which is seeking major cuts to the U.N. peacekeeping budget.
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In South Sudan, Indian peacekeepers find justice served in terms of cows 28.5.2017 Hindu: News
An Indian medical officer with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan says he has treated around 10,000 cattle as against 2,000 humans over the last few months.
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UN envoy: South Sudan seeing military action as rains arrive 25.5.2017 Washington Post: World
South Sudan is experiencing significant military action and a last push to position combatant forces because the rainy season has arrived and roads will soon become unpassable for about four months, the U.N. envoy for the conflict-wracked African country said Wednesday.
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As manhunt ends, top African warlord Kony eludes justice 9.5.2017 AP Top News
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Indicted for killing thousands and kidnapping children to become soldiers and sex slaves, Joseph Kony has been Africa's most notorious warlord for three decades. Now that the United States and others are ending the international manhunt for him and his Lord's Resistance Army, it appears Kony may never be brought to justice....
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UN chief: parties to conflict suspected of sexual violence 5.5.2017 Washington Post: World
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says 46 parties to conflict are “credibly suspected” of committing rape or other forms of sexual violence in 2016 including seven designated as “terrorist groups” for links with the Islamic State extremist group and al-Qaida.
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A look at UN peacekeeping missions as US seeks cuts 6.4.2017 Washington Post: World
Part of President Donald Trump’s proposed deep budget cuts in foreign aid could be significant reductions in U.N. peacekeeping missions in some of the world’s most dangerous places. The U.N. Security Council is meeting Thursday on the issue at the United States’ request. Here’s a look at some of the 16 current peacekeeping missions around the world, including the largest and the most likely to be squeezed:
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Conflict now eroding food security in 'stable' areas of South Sudan - UN Mission 31.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Conflict now eroding food security in 'stable' areas of South Sudan - UN Mission
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UN chief accuses South Sudan’s government of ignoring famine 24.3.2017 Washington Post: World
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres accused South Sudan’s government on Thursday of refusing to express “any meaningful concern” about the plight of 100,000 people suffering from famine, 7.5 million in need of humanitarian aid and thousands more fleeing fighting.
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In Juba, UN peacekeeping chief urges political solution for South Sudanese crisis 22.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
In Juba, UN peacekeeping chief urges political solution for South Sudanese crisis
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With 20 million people facing starvation, Trump's foreign aid cuts strike fear 20.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the United Nations, which runs agencies such as the World Food Program and UNICEF, come at a time when famine is reaching a crisis point in parts of Africa, and children in some countries are dying of starvation.

The timing of the proposed cuts has sent...

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South Sudan feels the chill as Trump’s foreign aid cuts loom 17.3.2017 Washington Post: World
President Donald Trump’s proposed deep cuts in foreign aid could mark the retreat of U.S. support for South Sudan, a nation America enthusiastically helped to create.
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Famines, refugees and a skeptical Trump: The new U.N. leader on what may be the world’s hardest job 11.3.2017 Washington Post
In a wide-ranging interview with The Post, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described the United Nations’ dilemmas at one of the most challenging moments in its history, in which it faces a huge gap between humanitarian needs and U.N. funds and a Trump administration that may slash aid.
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South Sudan blocks desperately needed aid, say UN officials 7.3.2017 Washington Post: World
South Sudan’s government is blocking desperately needed food aid and restricting United Nations peacekeepers, according to a confidential report by the U.N. secretary-general and a statement by a top U.N. official.
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As South Sudan refugee flood continues, so do tales of abuse 1.3.2017 Washington Post: World
In the bushland of northern Uganda, a recently arrived refugee from South Sudan describes how soldiers back home detained and tortured him for two months for reading an article online.
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As South Sudan refugee flood continues, so do tales of abuse 1.3.2017 AP Top News
PALORINYA, Uganda (AP) -- In the bushland of northern Uganda, a recently arrived refugee from South Sudan describes how soldiers back home detained and tortured him for two months for reading an article online....
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UN says fighting in 2 South Sudan hotspots is ‘devastating’ 14.2.2017 Washington Post: World
The U.N. peacekeeping department said in a confidential note to the Security Council that recent increased fighting in two hotspots in South Sudan is having “devastating consequences” for civilians.
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Fighting reaches 'worrying proportions' in South Sudan's north-east - UN mission 10.2.2017 New Kerala: World News
Fighting reaches 'worrying proportions' in South Sudan's north-east - UN mission
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UN mission in South Sudan 'deeply concerned' by clashes between Government and opposition forces 31.1.2017 New Kerala: World News
UN mission in South Sudan 'deeply concerned' by clashes between Government and opposition forces
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