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    US slams Sudan for blocking investigation of mass rape

US slams Sudan for blocking investigation of mass rape

Samantha Power, United States ambassador to the United Nations, has criticised the Sudanese government for preventing investigation into allegation of mass rape involving its soldiers.A new report by New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) alleged that at least 221 women and girls were sexually assaulted over the course of three days in Tabit, a village in the northern part of Darfur.She said it [...]

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UN demands release of abducted Chibok girls

The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday demanded the immediate release of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.Speaking through its national information centre in Lagos, which issued a statement, the UN Security Council demanded an unconditional release of all those abducted by Boko Haram, including the 219 Chibok schoolgirls in captivity.Noting that Boko Haram was on the al-Qaida sanctions list, it condemned the recent terror attacks [...]

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    Ugandan Rebel leader Ongwen ‘now in US custody’

Ugandan Rebel leader Ongwen ‘now in US custody’

Ugandan military authorities have confirmed that the man who surrendered to surendered to American forces in the crisis-prone Central African Republic (CAR), is Dominic Ongwen, a senior commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).Many doubted if he was actually the one when the report that Ongwen was in the custody of the US filtered in late Tuesday, but Cryspus Kiyonga, [...]

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    Nigerian soldier in Liberia recovers from Ebola

Nigerian soldier in Liberia recovers from Ebola

A Nigerian soldier who contracted the highly contagious Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) while on peacekeeping mission in Liberia has recovered from the virus.About 1, 300 soldiers from Nigeria are currently on peacekeeping mission in Liberia.On December 4, the United Nations announced that an unnamed peacekeeper from Nigeria tested positive to EVD and he was flown to the Netherlands two days [...]

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    UN appoints first female peacekeeping force commander

UN appoints first female peacekeeping force commander

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday in New York, named Major-Gen. Kristin Lund, as the commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus.The Norwegian commander, the first female to command a UN force, would take over the command with 930 soldiers and 66 police on Aug. 13.Lund, 56, would replace Major Gen Chao Liu from China who has led [...]

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