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Health workers at Mangina hospital prepare to conduct a safe burial, in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 15, 2018. WHO-Nyka Alexander

Congo records 13 new cases of Ebola

Thirteen new cases of Ebola were confirmed on Wednesday in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo - one of the highest daily counts since the start of the outbreak in July, the health ministry said.

UN troops hurt in offensive against militia in east DR Congo

UN peacekeepers and Congolese troops have been wounded in an offensive against a militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations' mission to the country said on Thursday.

Two UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attacks

Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed and “several others” were wounded in two attacks in central and northern Mali on Saturday, the United Nations mission in the country said.
FILE PHOTO - South Sudan President Salva Kiir attends talks in Khartoum on an end to his country's civil war, June 25, 2018. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

Court orders South Sudan to pay compensation to five raped foreign aid workers

A South Sudanese military court on Thursday ordered the government to pay 4,000 dollars to each of the five in damages to foreign aid workers raped in a 2016 hotel raid on a hotel in the capital Juba, as well as to the family of a local journalist killed in the attack.
Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, IBK seeks second term

73-year-old Ibrahim Keïta re-elected as Malian president

Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, was re-elected with 67 per cent of the votes in a run-off against opposition rival, Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said on Thursday.
People look for their names on the electoral list at a polling station Monday in Bamako, Mali. Mali’s presidential polls open Sunday in the first round of voting. (Luc Gnago-Reuters)

UN: Mali presidential poll mostly peaceful

The UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations said that Sunday’s presidential election in Mali was conducted in most part of the country in a peaceful manner.
President Vladimir Putin of Russia will meet his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir before Sunday’s FIFA World Cup final in Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmirty Peskov said Friday.

Kremlin: Vladimir Putin to meet Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir before FIFA World Cup final

President Vladimir Putin of Russia will meet his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir before Sunday’s FIFA World Cup final in Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmirty Peskov said Friday.

Nigerian female peacekeeper gets UN medal

A Nigerian peacekeeper, serving with the UN Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), has been decorated with medal for her outstanding service.

Four UN troops killed in central Mali mine blast

Four UN peacekeepers were killed and four were wounded on Wednesday when a mine exploded under their vehicle in central Mali in a deliberate attack, the UN mission in the country said.

UN to investigate DR Congo attack on peacekeepers

The United Nations on Friday set up a special investigation of the attack that killed 15 UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo in December 2017 and wounded 43 others.

Over 60 peacekeepers died in 2017 – UN

UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, said more than 60 ‘blue helmets’ – also known as peacekeepers – were killed in hostile acts in 2017.

Ivorian ex-minister Hubert Oulaye convicted over attack that killed 18

A former Ivorian minister was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for complicity in a 2012 attack in western Ivory Coast that killed 18 people, including seven UN peacekeepers.

Nigeria urges safety for UN peacekeepers

Nigeria has stressed the need to ensure that all UN peacekeepers deployed to troubled spots globally were safe in the course of discharging their duties.

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