Peacekeeping forces

In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, Nguli Nzafi who lost his wife and three children following attacks by assailants, stands with others at a camp for displace people in Bunia, Eastern Congo. The assailants attacked under cover of darkness, slaughtering Nzafi 's wife and three children with machetes and arrows. The 71-year-old, who also lost all 40 of his cattle in the violence, was forced to flee on foot some 90 kilometers (56 miles) to safety in the town of Bunia. (AP Photo/Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro)
March 18, 2018 - 8:10 am
BUNIA, Congo (AP) — The assailants attacked under cover of darkness, slaughtering Nguli Nzafi 's wife and three children with machetes and arrows. The 71-year-old, who also lost all 40 of his cattle in the violence, was forced to flee on foot some 90 kilometers (56 miles) to safety in the town of...
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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a press conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress at the media center in Beijing, Thursday, March 8, 2018. China says its proposal for a "dual suspension" of North Korean nuclear tests in return for a halt to war games by South Korea and the U.S. has proven successful. Wang on Thursday told reporters that the suspension of such activities during the recent Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea showed that China's approach "was the right prescription for the problem and created basic conditions for the improvement of inter-Korean relations." (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 08, 2018 - 4:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — The world can only benefit as China marches toward "irresistible" national rejuvenation and assumes greater global leadership under President Xi Jinping, China's top diplomat said Thursday as he sought to dismiss concerns about China's rise while also underscoring its inevitability...
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FILE- In this Thursday, June 30, 2016 file photo, Congolese President Joseph Kabila, center, waves as he and others celebrate independence for the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kindu, Congo. Congo's President Joseph Kabila held a rare press conference in response to international condemnation of the violent treatment of Catholic church members and activists protesting his prolonged stay in power. Congolese security forces killed at least six people and injured 68 others on Sunday Jan. 21, 2018, amid nationwide protests calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down. Kabila calls the electoral process "firmly engaged" despite a vote delayed for more than a year. (AP Photo/John Bompengo, File)
January 26, 2018 - 11:47 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's president held a rare press conference Friday in response to international condemnation of the violent treatment of Catholic church members and activists protesting his prolonged stay in power. President Joseph Kabila called the Central African country's electoral...
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January 23, 2018 - 11:45 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Congolese security forces shot at United Nations human rights monitors and used excessive force against anti-government protesters on Sunday, killing at least six people and injuring at least 68 others, the U.N. said Tuesday. Catholic churches and activists had called for the...
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U.N peacekeepers stand behind coffins with the remains of Tanzanian peace keepers killed by rebels, during a memorial ceremony in Beni, eastern Congo, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. The United Nations Deputy Special Representative for Congo says military offenses will be launched against rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers last week in eastern Congo. (AP Photo/Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro)
December 11, 2017 - 2:00 pm
DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — The bodies of 15 United Nations peacekeepers killed last week in eastern Congo arrived home in Tanzania on Monday, as a U.N. official vowed military offenses will be launched against rebels who carried out the attack. The bodies were received in the commercial hub of Dar es...
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December 08, 2017 - 10:51 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Latest on deadly attack on U.N. peacekeepers in Congo (all times local): 4:55 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the attack on peacekeepers in Congo is the worst in the U.N.'s recent history and is "a war crime." "Today is a very tragic day for the U.N...
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December 07, 2017 - 5:00 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's military has begun withdrawing dozens of its troops from a regional force in Somalia, a military official said Thursday, marking the beginning of the end of an African Union team that has battled violent Islamic extremists. Some 281 troops will leave Somalia by Dec...
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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks with the media as she arrives for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. NATO foreign ministers meet for a two-day session to discuss EU-NATO cooperation. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 05, 2017 - 11:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Canada's foreign minister says her country would back e a peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine but only if it could have access to border areas with Russia. Chrystia Freeland told reporters in Brussels Tuesday that "a peacekeeping option for the Donbas is possible only if those...
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November 24, 2017 - 8:13 pm
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Four U.N. peacekeepers and a Malian soldier were killed and 21 others injured in two attacks on peacekeepers in Mali on Friday, U.N. officials said. Suspected jihadists attacked peacekeepers carrying out on an operation with Malian defense forces in Indelimane, about 70...
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In this July 18, 2017, photo, a Sri Lankan man known as Witness #199 shows the scars on his back during an interview in London. He has tried to commit suicide multiple times because of the traumatic memories of his rape and torture. Raped, branded and beaten repeatedly, more than 50 ethnic Tamil men seeking political asylum in Europe have come forward to say they were abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka’s current regime. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 10, 2017 - 11:16 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Sri Lanka's government faced increasing pressure Friday to answer for alleged human rights violations following an Associated Press investigation that found more than 50 men who said they were raped, branded or tortured as recently as this year. The men's anguished descriptions of...
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