Monday, July 26, 2021

Afghanistan: Over 22,000 Afghan families flee from Kandahar, once a bastion of Taliban

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More than 22,000 Afghan families have fled from their homes to escape fighting in the former Taliban bastion of Kandahar, officials said Sunday, as authorities arrested four suspected insurgents over this week’s rocket attack on Kabul.

Since early May, violence has surged across several provinces including in Kandahar after the insurgents launched a sweeping offensive just days after the US-led foreign forces began their final withdrawal.

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Ethiopia: Afar region urges civilians to fight Tigray rebels

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Ethiopia’s Afar region called Friday on civilians to take up arms against rebels from neighbouring Tigray, signalling a potential escalation in fighting that has already displaced tens of thousands this week.

“Every Afar should protect their land with any means available, whether by guns, sticks or stones,” regional president Awol Arba said in an interview aired by regional state media.

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Madagascar: Authorities say to have foiled plot to kill President Andry Rajoelina

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Authorities in Madagascar have said several “foreign and Malagasy” suspects were arrested over a suspected plot to assassinate President Andry Rajoelina.

Attorney General Berthine Razafiarivony said on Thursday the arrests took place on Tuesday as part of an investigation “into an attack on state security”.

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Uganda: Army deploys more personnel in Zombo after attack of Co-operation for the Development of Congo (CODECO) rebels

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The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has stepped up security in Zombo district by deploying more personnel.

This comes days after fighters of Co-operation for the Development of Congo (CODECO) group were killed during an attack on an army detach in Zeu sub-county in Zombo.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Mali: Armed men have attempted to stab interim president Assimi Goita in mosque

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Two armed men, including one who wielded a knife, attacked Mali’s interim President Assimi Goita on Tuesday in the Grand Mosque of Bamako in the country’s capital, said an Agence France-Presse (AFP) journalist who was at the scene.

The attack took place during prayers for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.

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