Saturday, June 23, 2018

Ethiopia: Patriot Ginbot 7 (PG7) rebel group suspends armed operations

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Armed opposition group, Patriotic Ginbot7 (PG7) announced that it has unilaterally suspended all operations using firearms to show its support for the ongoing political changes undertaken by a reformist group within the ruling party, spearheaded by the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

For the past many years, the Ethiopian people have engaged in a painstaking struggle to extricate themselves from brutal repression and to transition to a democratic order.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Nigeria: Dozens killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Damboa

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At least 31 people have been killed in a twin suicide bomb attack by suspected Boko Haram fighters on a town in northeast Nigeria, according to local sources.

Two blasts ripped through the Damboa government area in Borno state on Saturday evening targeting people returning from celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Libya: Es Sider and Ras Lanuf terminals shut down after clashes between Libyan National Army and the Benghazi Defense Brigades

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The Es Sider oil export terminal in Libya was shut down and loadings at another one, Ras Lanuf, were suspended today after clashes between the Libyan National Army and the Benghazi Defense Brigades, Reuters reports, citing local sources.

At least one oil storage tank in Ras Lanuf has been set on fire, but oilfields have not been affected by the clashes yet, the sources said.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sudan: Sudanese army and Sudan Liberation Movement-Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) rebels resume fighting in Darfur

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On Tuesday, violent clashes broke out between Sudanese government forces and fighters of the Sudan Liberation Movement-Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) in the Central Darfur State, forcing thousands of civilians to flee their villages.

A Sudanese official told Sudan Tribune that SLM-AW fighters recently regained control of several positions in Jebel Kali and Badia areas, adding this development forced the Sudanese army to mobilize more than 2,000 troops including the Rapid Support Forces to retake these areas from them.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Mali: 3 soldiers and 13 terrorists killed in two attacks

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Three Malian soldiers and 13 “terrorists” were killed in fighting at an army camp in central Mali on Saturday, the defence ministry said.The troops “repelled a terrorist attack in the early morning,” in the central town of Boni,” the ministry said.

The army forces “killed 13 terrorists and recovered arms and munitions,” and three soldiers were killed while the attack was repelled, the statement added.

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