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13 February 2018 8:17 AM UN: 4 allegations against South African UN troops in DRC

New York - The UN says it has received four allegations of misconduct against South African peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo — three involving sexual exploitation of women and one alleging violence against a 17-year-old boy. The UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the allegations were received last week by the UN peacekeeping mission 30

13 February 2018 8:17 AM DRC's army recovers largest Ugandan rebel stronghold

Beni - Democratic Republic of Congo's army says it has captured the largest stronghold for the Uganda-born Allied Democratic Forces rebels in Congo's northeast. Capt. Mak Hazukay Mongba, spokesperson for Operation Sukola, said on Monday the army released hostages and took control of the "grand bastion" of ADF rebels in Mwalika, about 80km from Beni. According 26

12 February 2018 6:48 PM SA troops accused of beating boy and sexually exploiting women in DR Congo

Washington - South African troops serving in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been accused of beating a 17-year-old boy and sexually exploiting women, the UN spokesperson said on Monday. UN and South African investigators will conduct a joint probe of the four allegations of misconduct that took place in Kasai province 26

03 February 2018 8:01 AM UN imposes sanctions on DRC general for 'massacres'

Kinshasa - The UN imposed sanctions on a Congolese general on Friday for supporting the massacre of civilians by a suspected militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. General Muhindo Akili Mundos, an ally of President Joseph Kabila, is one of four names to be added on to the UN sanctions committee list, said Monusco, the organisation's peacekeeping 24

08 December 2017 9:08 AM UN says 1.25 million South Sudanese are 1 step from famine

New York — The UN humanitarian chief says 1.25 million people in war-torn South Sudan are one step away from famine — twice as many as the same time last year. Mark Lowcock told the UN Security Council that 7 million people in the world's newest nation — almost two-thirds of the population — need humanitarian aid. And he warned that in early 2018, half of the country's 37

29 November 2017 10:09 AM Brazil ready to send peacekeepers to CAR: general

Rio de Janeiro - Brazil is ready to send at least 750 peacekeepers to join a United Nations force patrolling the Central African Republic, a Brazilian general said on Tuesday. General Ajax Porto Pinheiro, who headed Brazil's former UN mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH, said the army was ready to respond to a UN request for reinforcements in the impoverished 25

18 October 2017 1:07 AM South Sudan: Crisis man-made, leaders responsible – UN chief

The Head of UN Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Tuesday, called the South Sudan’s crisis man-made, and alleged that the leaders of the country were responsible. Lacroix, the Under-Secretary-General of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, told the Security Council amid worsening security and the dire humanitarian and human rights 28

08 October 2017 11:51 PM Swiss aid worker abducted in Darfur

The kidnapping, the first such reported incident since the UN began to reduce its troop numbers in Darfur, comes just days after Washington lifted a 20-year-old trade embargo on Khartoum. The Swiss foreign ministry told AFP in Geneva in an email that it was “aware of the case of a Swiss woman kidnapped in Sudan (Darfur)”. “Our local representatives are in contact 44

18 September 2017 1:07 PM Zuma on UN charm offensive

President Jacob Zuma is due to embark on a “charm offensive” this week at the United Nations General Assembly as he campaigns for South Africa’s third turn as a non-permanent member of the Security Council. Zuma and his delegation‚ which includes at least seven cabinet ministers‚ were scheduled to arrive in New York on Sunday for a busy schedule of speeches 27

18 September 2017 8:58 AM Trump pushes UN reform as world leaders gather for crisis talks

US President Donald Trump makes his debut at the United Nations on Monday, with an address on UN reform as a week of intense diplomacy kicks off, dominated by worries about North Korea, Iran and Myanmar. Trump, who once disparaged the world body as a "club" for "people to get together, talk and have a good time," will lay out his views on how to improve 23