Tag Archives: Security and conflicts

#REUTERS. | At least 13 civilians, including 4 children, killed in fighting in North Kivu

Fighting between the army and M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo has left at least 13 civilians dead this week, the UN humanitarian affairs office said on Thursday, citing local authorities. Among these 13 civilians killed between June 19 and 21 in several localities in the territory of Rutshuru (North …

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#VOA. | Nigerian army finds two ‘Chibok girls’ eight years later

Within Nollywood – the nickname of the Nigerian film industry – the EbonyLife Creative Academy tries to train young professionals to make films that can be exported outside of Africa. With a Spielberg cap on her head, the apprentice-director Esther Abah gives her final instructions to her actress and goes …

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#REUTERS. | Two dead in bus attack in Rwandan town

According to the police, the attackers are “armed thugs were suspected of being remnants of the FNL”, National Liberation Front. Two people were killed and six injured when gunmen suspected of belonging to a rebel group opened fire on a bus in southern Rwanda, police said on Saturday. The attack …

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#VOA. | Attack attributed to jihadists kills 10 in Nigeria’s Borno state

In Nigeria, the presidential candidate of the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has named a southern governor, Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, as his running mate. “I am delighted to announce Governor @IAOkowa as my running mate. I look forward to traveling our great country with him, to together …

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#VOA. | A “terrorist attack” leaves at least 5 dead in Mali

The world is experiencing a new rush, not for gold, but for lithium, which for many represents the future of electric vehicle production and on which the fight against climate change depends. Africa is becoming more and more coveted for the precious rare metal it abounds with. The prices of …

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#REUTERS. | Rwanda accuses Congolese army of firing rockets on its soil

“The fact of wanting peace, fraternity and solidarity is not a weakness”, affirmed the Head of State of the DRC. The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, said on Sunday that he had “no doubt” about Rwanda’s support for a rebellion that had come to “attack” his …

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#VOA. | Malian junta sets two-year deadline before civilians return to power

Failing an agreement, West African leaders meeting in Accra on Saturday postponed to a new summit to be held on July 3 the decision on sanctions against the coup regimes of Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea, say from sources close to the meeting. The decisions of the Economic Community of …

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#VOA. | North Korea fired ballistic missile, South Korean military says

North Korea has launched at least one ballistic missile into waters off its eastern coast, the South Korean military said on Sunday, the latest in a long series of tests. “North Korea fired one or more unidentified ballistic missiles in the East Sea,” South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, …

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#VOA. | An Italian family and a Togolese kidnapped by “armed men” in Mali

The news that Mali had foiled a Western-backed coup has sent waves through an already troubled country, especially as someone close to the ruling junta has been named among the suspected plotters. Even in a country that lives to the rhythm of resounding announcements, the military took Malians by surprise …

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#VOA. | Islamic State claims responsibility for attack that killed 11 Egyptian soldiers

Eleven Egyptian soldiers were killed on Saturday trying to thwart a “terrorist” attack in the Suez Canal region near Sinai (east) plagued by a jihadist insurgency, the Egyptian army reported. This toll is one of the highest recorded by Egyptian forces in years in Egypt. Eleven soldiers were killed and …

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#REUTERS. | G7 leaders agree on phased embargo on Russian oil

The leaders of the G7 countries meeting by videoconference on Sunday at the initiative of US President Joe Biden announced that they had agreed to ban or phase out their imports of Russian oil. In a joint statement, the G7 leaders also pledge to ban or prevent the provision of …

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#VOA. | Alexanda Kotey, one of the “Beatles” of the Islamic State group, sentenced to life in the United States

Alexanda Kotey, a 38-year-old former British national, pleaded guilty in September, admitting responsibility for the death of four American hostages in Syria and, more broadly, for the kidnapping and torture of around 20 Westerners. Also a member of this cell, El Shafee el-Sheikh, arrested with him by Syrian Kurdish forces …

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#VOA. | Attack on Muslims in Ethiopia

Questioned by the Ethiopian public radio-television EBC, the mayor of Gondar, Zewdu Malede, simply confirmed that “a few extremists” – whose community he did not specify – had caused an “incident” which resulted in “destruction of property and loss of life on both sides”, Muslims and Christians. The Amhara regional …

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#REUTERS. | Mali accuses France of violating its airspace to “spy” on its troops

The junta in power in Mali announced Monday evening to break the defense agreements with France and its European partners, a new manifestation of the deterioration of relations between Bamako and its former allies in the fight against the jihadists. Carrying out a threat brandished for months, the authorities dominated …

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#REUTERS. | Fighting in West Darfur spreads to the capital

Armed clashes erupted in El Geneina, capital of West Darfur, on Monday, residents said, as fighting over the weekend in a nearby town spread to the main town in western Sudan. Unrest in Darfur, where a war between rebels and government forces, backed by militias, killed around 300,000 people and …

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