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Sudan beefs up military presence on South Sudan border (20.11.2014)

The South Sudanese army (SPLA) says it has observed a huge military build-up at the border with neighbouring Sudan with which it has been unable to settle a number of post-secession differences.

Security Council calls for thorough investigation into alleged mass rape in North Darfur (19.11.2014)

The Council called on the Sudanese Government to fulfil its obligation to allow … the “full and unrestricted freedom of movement without delay throughout Darfur to UNAMID, so as to enable them to conduct a full and transparent investigation, without interference, and verify whether these incidents...

UN mission brokers ‘critical’ 12-hour humanitarian truce in Benghazi (19.11.2014)

The truce, which was facilitated by the Mission, and announced by UNSMIL chief Bernardino Leone, commenced at 7 a.m. local time this morning, 19 November, for a period of 12 hours … This humanitarian truce is critical to giving the people of Benghazi, where fighting has been the fiercest, a...

Ivory Coast government yields to soldiers' demands after protests (19.11.2014)

Ivory Coast's government agreed on Tuesday to pay back wages and overdue benefits to thousands of former rebels now serving in the army after they paralysed several towns across the country with protests, the ministers of defence and the interior said.

Cameroon claims to have pushed back rebels from CAR (19.11.2014)

Cameroon Defense Minister Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo'o said confrontations between the Cameroon military and suspected anti-Balaka rebels have been common during the past month.

Challenges faced by the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan (18.11.2014)

A new report by the Stimson Center and the Sudd Institute (“Will They Protect Us for the Next 10 Years? Challenges Faced by the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan”) finds that the U.N. Security Council and UNMISS must make hard choices about whom to protect against the threat of widespread...

Mali: Last chance in Algiers (18.11.2014)

As northern Mali experiences renewed violence, peace negotiations in Algiers offer a unique opportunity to resolve the crisis. But after almost two months of negotiations, peace remains a distant hope.

Violence rages in Southeastern DRC (18.11.2014)

UNHCR spokesperson Celine Schmitt said the crisis in Katanga has not received as much media attention as conflicts in the northeastern Kivu provinces. “There are two conflicts ongoing in Katanga. There is an increase of violence by a militia group called the Mai Mai Bataka Katanga … But also there...

South Sudan’s Kiir accuses IGAD of delaying peace deal (16.11.2014)

South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir on Friday accused IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) of allegedly delaying peace talks to end the country’s 11-month-long conflict, which has killed thousand and displaced millions of people.

“Highly fragile” humanitarian situation in Mali demands urgent assistance – UN officials (14.11.2014)

Mali is at a critical humanitarian crossroads and failure to act immediately in response to the country’s urgent needs may ultimately jeopardize its path towards peace and stability, three senior United Nations relief officials warned today following a three-day visit to the country.