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One peacekeeper killed, three wounded in Central African Republic

Mainly Christian anti-Balaka forces attacked a UN police checkpoint in Central African Republic on Monday, killing one UN peacekeeper and wounding three others, the United Nations said.

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni creates two top military posts

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has created a new position of Deputy Commander Land Forces in the latest mini army reshuffle.

UN seeks record $22.5 billion to help 91 million in need – Mark Lowcock

The United Nations launched a record appeal Friday for $22.5 billion to help 91 million of the 136 million people across the world in need of humanitarian aid as a result of conflicts, natural disasters, epidemics and displacement.

Expect more war, hunger and extremism in 2018 – report

Humanitarian crises around the world will worsen next year, with no let-up in civil wars in Africa, near-famines in war-torn regions and the threat of extremist Islamist violence, a Geneva-based think-tank predicted in a report published on Thursday.

UN asks Brazil to send peacekeepers to CAR

The United Nations has asked Brazil to send troops to join its peace mission in the Central African Republic, said Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the head of peacekeeping operations said.

Egyptian peacekeeper killed in CAR

The UN says suspected Christian militias killed an Egyptian UN peacekeeper and wounded three others in an attack in southern Central African Republic, CAR.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and 11 African leaders driven from power

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, who resigned on Tuesday, is the latest in a long list of African leaders forced from power by coups, rebels and popular uprisings since 2010.

UN agrees to send 900 extra peacekeepers to Central Africa

The UN Security Council unanimously agreed to beef up the UN mission in the Central African Republic with 900 extra troops and step up measures to prevent sex abuse by peacekeepers.

African leaders urge support for new security doctrine

African leaders on Monday used a regional forum to call for extra support as the continent moves to assure its own security after years of Western interventions.

UN opens probe of peacekeepers’ response in Central African Republic

The United Nations on Monday opened an independent investigation to determine whether UN peacekeepers responded appropriately to an outbreak of recent violence in the Central African Republic.

WCQ: Nigeria were scared of us – Algerian coach Rabah Madjer

Algerian national team coach Rabah Madjer says the Super Eagles of Nigeria were scared of them after playing to a 1-1 draw on Friday.

Around 20 concertgoers injured in Central Africa grenade attack

A grenade attack on a concert in Bangui, the capital of the chronically unstable Central African Republic, injured around 20 people, the UN peacekeeping force and witnesses said.

My players happy to play for Algeria again after draw with Nigeria – Rabah Madjer

Coach Rabah Madjer has said his players have rediscovered the desire to play for Algeria after they forced Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in a final 2018 World Cup qualifier in Constantine.

UN reports 31 new allegations of sex abuse and exploitation

The United Nations on Friday reported 31 new allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation against peacekeepers and civilians working for UN agencies in the three-month period from July and through September - almost half against those employed to help refugees.

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