Mali: eight Burkinabe peacekeepers wounded near Timbuktu

Eight peacekeepers from the United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were wounded Thursday in the explosion of a mine in the Timbuktu region, plagued by violence by jihadist groups, the UN said. The wounded are part of the Burkinabe contingent Read More …

South Africa hosts the United Nations 6th International Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping Symposium

The United Nations’ 6th Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping International Symposium is scheduled to take place at the CSIR in Pretoria from 21 to 24 June and will cover a range of topics relevant to peacekeepers, from protection and training Read More …

Afghanistan: Al-Qaida and Islamic Emirate Relationship ‘Remains Close’

“The relationship between the Taliban and Al-Qaida remains close, with the latter celebrating the former’s success and renewing its pledge of allegiance to [Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada],” a UN report said. The Islamic Emirate has yet to comment on this latest Read More …

Senegalese soldiers graduate U.N. Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Basic course

BARGNY, Senegal.– Last week, leaders from U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) and the 705th Ordnance Company, 242nd OD Battalion Explosive Ordnance Disposal from Fort Polk, Louisiana, attended the graduation ceremony of 18 Senegalese armed forces soldiers who Read More …

UNDP supports Azerbaijan Mine Action Agency in obtaining best practices

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting the Azerbaijan Mine Action Agency in obtaining best practices, UNDP official in Azerbaijan Sukhrob Khojimatov said, Trend reports. “We are going to attract specialists from Turkey, Cambodia and other countries to develop Read More …

UN official says explosive mines put around 1.2 million Nigerians at risk

A UN official based in Nigeria said about 1.2 million people are at risk of explosive mines in three northeastern states of the country. Speaking at a gathering for the 2022 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Read More …