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China will send 700 soldiers to a U.N. peacekeeping force in South Sudan later this year to protect civilians amid a rebellion in the African country, a U.N. official said on Wednesday, denying a report they were already being deployed. … Contreras also denied peacekeepers were protecting industry...
The Ebola virus is “spreading like wildfire and devouring everything in its path,” Liberia’s Defense Minister Brownie Samukai told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday, adding that the outbreak poses a “serious threat” to the war-torn nation’s very existence.
Preliminary UN probe shows helicopter was shot down (09.09.2014)
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said today its initial investigation has revealed that UN helicopter that crashed near Bentiu late last month was shot down.
Somali Islamist militants have threatened attacks in east Africa and the United States, warning President Barack Obama he would hear "shocking news" as punishment for a U.S. missile strike that killed the rebel group's leader last week.
Battle for Benghazi could break up Libya (09.09.2014)
Pro-government Libyan forces, already reeling from the fall of the capital, are fighting to prevent Islamist militants from seizing the eastern city of Benghazi and splitting the North African country into three warring parts.
EU supports African Union mission to fight Ebola (08.09.2014)
The European Commission will provide €5 million to the newly established mission of the African Union (AU) "Support to Ebola Outbreak in West-Africa" (ASEOWA) that will join the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the disease in the region. … ASEOWA is planned to last six months, with...
The troops had "misused" their power over women fleeing violence and poverty, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. … The AU, which has some 22,000 troops fighting militant Islamists in Somalia, says it will investigate the claims.
A fresh drive for peace in Mali (05.09.2014)
Negotiations between Mali’s government and rebels concerning the status of northern Mali are underway. Both sides seem far from any compromise. The rebels want far-reaching autonomy.
An advance team of the Rwanda Formed Police Unit (RWAFPU) arrived in the Central African Republic on Monday marking the beginning of the deployment phase for 140 Rwandan and international police officers with Minusca.
South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has directed that members of other armed groups covered by a general amnesty be integrated into government institutions, his office said on Wednesday.