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Canada is still "several months" away from deploying peacekeepers to Mali in support of a UN mission, an official said Thursday, rejecting a UN envoy's call to accelerate its plans.Read More
The United Nations is in talks with Canada on speeding up the deployment of six helicopters to shore up its peacekeeping force in Mali, a UN envoy said Wednesday.Read More
France will lead a push at the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions on parties in Mali blocking efforts to turn a three-year-old peace agreement into reality on the ground, the French ambassador said Wednesday.Read More
A United Nations peacekeeper was killed and eight others wounded Tuesday in clashes with armed groups in a restive neighbourhood of the capital of the Central African Republic, a security source said.Read More
Untold thousands of men, women and children are being held in horrific conditions in Libya by armed groups who subject them to torture and other abuses, a UN report said Tuesday.Read More
UN troops and an armed group exchanged gunfire during the night near the president's residence in the Central African Republic, a security source said Monday.Read More
Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) United Nations troops came under attack overnight in the heart of the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), a UN spokesman said Monday. The incident occurred shortly after UN peacekeepers and CAR troops launched an operation targeting armed groups in a flashpoint district of Bangui. At least two people were killed and dozens wounded during the joint operation, according to UN and medical sources. Hours later, UN troops were attacked in the institutional district of Bangui, near the presidential palace, in the first suchRead More
More than 40 people who fled fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo have died from cholera at a refugee camp in Uganda, the Red Cross said Thursday.Read More
Morocco on Wednesday hinted it could act unilaterally if the United Nations and Algeria fail to stop Polisario Front fighters it accuses of carrying out incursions into a buffer zone.Read More
Ahmed Boukhari, the Polisario Front's representative to the United Nations, has died following a battle with cancer, diplomats told AFP on Wednesday.Read More