Nigeria Confronts Boko Haram

Nigeria Confronts Boko Haram

Tommy Victor Udoh | Nigerian Defense Space Agency Since 2009, the extremist group Boko Haram has killed 20,000 people in Nigeria and displaced 2.3 million…

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Training Boosts Female Peacekeepers’ Skills

Training Boosts Female Peacekeepers’ Skills

UNITED NATIONS SUPPORT OFFICE IN SOMALIA In a unique event, 39 female military and signals personnel from 17 countries took a two-week course on information…

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Viewpoint

Viewpoint

U.S. AFRICA COMMAND STAFF The future of warfare and peacekeeping is all about finding smarter, more precise and more effective ways to use military might….

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Peacekeepers Must Earn Trust, Rise to Challenges

Peacekeepers Must Earn Trust, Rise to Challenges

As we mark International Peacekeepers’ Day, you must rededicate yourselves to your declared professional mission and values as encapsulated in our Code of Conduct. You…

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Nigeria Exchanges Prisoners for 82 Chibok Girls

Nigeria Exchanges Prisoners for 82 Chibok Girls

REUTERS Boko Haram militants in May 2017 released 82 schoolgirls who had been kidnapped from the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok. The terrorist group, which…

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West African Girls Shine in Senegal Tech Battle

West African Girls Shine in Senegal Tech Battle

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, crushing stereotypes with their robotics…

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Morocco Fights to Save Iconic Monkey

Morocco Fights to Save Iconic Monkey

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Ahmed Harrad spends his days crisscrossing northern Morocco trying to persuade locals to protect the endangered Barbary macaque monkey. “If nothing is done,…

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Peacekeeping’s Eye in the Sky

Peacekeeping’s Eye in the Sky

The Democratic Republic of the Congo Serves as a Testing Ground for Using Unmanned Aerial Surveillance ADF STAFF The blue, mineral-rich waters of Lake Kivu separating Rwanda and…

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Q + A

Q + A

Projecting Force to Protect a Country MONUSCO’s Force Commander Says Technology Helps Peacekeepers Overcome Challenges in the DRC, but Improvements Are Needed PHOTOS BY MONUSCO Since 2016, Lt….

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Complex Missions Simple Technology

Complex Missions Simple Technology

U.N. Police and Soldiers Can Enhance Peacekeeping With Off-the-Shelf Tools ADF STAFF As the summer heat baked the Central African Republic (CAR), tensions between ex-Séléka…

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