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L'armée française se poste au nord Niger, intensifie son action au Mali (23.10.2014)

Cette base, située à 130 km de Dirkou, dernière implantation militaire nigérienne à l'extrémité nord du pays, comptera environ 50 militaires français qui pourront bénéficier du soutien d'hélicoptères et d'unités d'infanterie de la force française Barkhane au Sahel, basée à N'djamena.

East African leaders push for peace in South Sudan (22.10.2014)

East African leaders met South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday in the latest push to end over 10 months of a civil war that has devastated the young nation.

Chinese peacekeepers expected in South Sudan at start of 2015 ¬ UN (22.10.2014)

Some 700 Chinese peacekeepers are expected to join a United Nations mission in South Sudan at the start of next year, the head of the U.N. operation said on Wednesday, though she appealed for Beijing to deploy the battalion "sooner rather than later."

Sustained response to Somalia piracy requires effective State governance – UN (22.10.2014)

While noting the progress made to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations political chief today said that a sustained long-term solution must include the presence of effective Government and State institutions that provide basic services and alternative ways for people to make a...

UN Mission comes under attack, steps up security (22.10.2014)

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, has stepped up its security following several attacks on its bases in North Kivu, including one this morning, when a large number of youths converged on the premises, and another yesterday which required the...

Congo, UN troops fire live rounds amid protest against killings (22.10.2014)

Crowds gathered at the UN base calling for peacekeepers to leave the town after two people were shot dead on Tuesday during a protest over the UN mission's failure to stem violence blamed on Ugandan rebels that has killed dozens of civilians in recent weeks.

African rivalries weaken UN hand against rebels in Congo (22.10.2014)

Hundreds of Rwandan rebels in eastern Congo are defying a six month ultimatum to disarm, ratcheting up pressure on regional powers and U.N. peacekeepers to eliminate, once and for all, a force at the heart of two decades of conflict.

Third assessment of the Roadmap towards 2015 elections (22.10.2014)

Adopted in March 2013, the Roadmap towards 2015 elections is made of 42 recommendations focusing on the elections legal framework; environment, management and conduct of the elections; and monitoring mechanism.

Central African Republic to create rapid intervention unit, reform army (22.10.2014)

Central African Republic plans to create a rapid intervention unit to help rebuild its army and stamp out persistent inter-religious clashes, the country's interim leader said.

The state of state-building in Somalia ¬ analysis (21.10.2014)

A fence-mending deal signed this month by Somalia and Puntland has variously been hailed as a blueprint for stability and state-building in the wake of decades of civil war, and dismissed as a recipe for renewed inter-clan violence.