Two peacekeepers wounded in attack on UN post in southern Sudan

In the second attack on a United Nations post in southern Sudan in less than a week, two peacekeepers from Bangladesh were wounded yesterday when 100 armed men tried to confine the blue helmets to their base in order to loot other compounds in Yambio near the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UNICEF hails International Criminal Court arrest of suspect in child conscription

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today lauded the International Criminal Court's (ICC) arrest of a man accused of conscripting and enlisting children to fight in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Senior UN official urges Europe to help provide election security for DR of Congo

As the United Nations helps the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to hold national elections in June as part of a peace plan after the most lethal fighting in the world since World War II, the world body’s top peacekeeping official is calling on the European Union (EU) to reinforce UN forces in providing security.