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UN chief: Sudan-South Sudan dispute will keep UN in Abyei

Apr. 09, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has informed the Security Council that he couldn’t provide options to reduce and terminate the nearly 3,700-strong peacekeeping force in the disputed Abyei region on the Sudan-South Sudan border because of differences between...

UN: Attack in Mali killed 4 UN peacekeepers and 23 attackers

Apr. 05, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A fierce attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in northern Mali last week killed four peacekeepers and at least 23 attackers, and injured another 34 peacekeepers, the United Nations said Monday in an updated report. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric...

France rejects UN report its forces targeted Mali wedding

Mar. 30, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A U.N. investigation concluded Tuesday that a French airstrike in Mali had killed 19 civilians attending a wedding celebration back in January, prompting the French Defense Ministry to categorically reject the findings. The report put together by the...

US urges Sudan to build an inclusive government for all

Mar. 09, 2021 20:54 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States called on Sudan Tuesday to build an inclusive and representative government that ensures peace, supports people on the margins and helps “those who have suffered achieve justice.” U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield also...

Kosovo sends troops on peacekeeping mission for first time

Mar. 09, 2021 09:16 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo on Tuesday sent a military platoon to Kuwait to take part in the country's first ever international peacekeeping mission. A ceremony was held at the army barracks in the capital, Pristina, in the presence of top leaders and western...

UN chief: CAR peacekeeping force needs 3,700 reinforcements

Feb. 16, 2021 23:07 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is recommending an increase of nearly 3,700 military and police to bolster the U.N. peacekeeping force in Central African Republic, saying the conflict-torn country is at “a critical juncture.” The U.N. chief...

28 UN peacekeepers injured in an attack in central Mali

Feb. 10, 2021 17:03 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Attackers opened fire on a temporary United Nations base in central Mali on Wednesday in a well-planned assault that wounded 28 peacekeepers from Togo, U.N. officials said. The United Nations condemned the attack in Mali, which remains “the...

Dutch govt offers gesture of appreciation to Srebrenica vets

Feb. 10, 2021 12:55 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government said Wednesday that it will pay veterans of a United Nations peacekeeping mission that failed to prevent the massacre of thousands of Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs in 1995 5,000 euros each as a "gesture and token of appreciation" for...

Ethnic clashes in Darfur could reignite Sudan's old conflict

Feb. 10, 2021 09:52 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sayid Ismael Baraka, a Sudanese-American visiting from Atlanta, was playing with his three children, and his wife was making tea, when the gunmen stormed into his family village in Sudan’s Darfur region. The gunmen went through the village of Jabal,...

UN: Violence in Sudan’s Darfur killed 250, displaced 100,000

Jan. 23, 2021 06:39 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur region have killed at least 250 people and displaced more than 100,000 people since erupting earlier this month, the U.N. refugee agency said. The violence in the provinces of West Darfur and South Darfur has posed a...