Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Somalia: 62 al-Shabaab fighters killed in air raids in Banaadir province

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The US military said it killed 62 al-Shabaab fighters in six air raids last weekend in the vicinity of Gandarsh in Somalia’s south-central Banaadir province.

The military’s Africa Command (Africom) said on Monday that four attacks were carried out on Saturday, killing 34 fighters, and two more on Sunday, which killed 28.

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Monday, December 17, 2018

South Sudan: SPLM-IO splinter faction joins Federal Democratic Party/South Sudan Armed Forces (FDP/SSAF)

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Six former members of the SPLM-IO have joined the Federal Democratic Party/South Sudan Armed Forces (FDP/SSAF) under the leadership of Gabriel Changson Chang, said a joint statement released on Sunday.

In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, Amb. Kang G. Kang, Brig Gen Lony Reath Duol, Gen Kok Yien Ding, Col Thonk Peter Puot, Col Char Onuer and Maj Sisto Darteyo Ladu announced their decision to join the FDP.

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Rwanda: 2 Rwandan soldiers and rebels killed in clashes in Rubavu

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At least two Rwandan soldiers and an unknown number of rebels were killed when a group of attackers crossed into Rwanda from the Democratic Republic of Congo this week, President Paul Kagame said on Friday.

Kagame said the group, who crossed into the border town of Rubavu, may have been carrying out an attack to test Rwanda’s defenses.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Somalia: 4 al-Shabaab members killed by airstrike outside Mogadishu, U.S. says

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The U.S. military says it has killed four members of the al-Shabaab extremist group with a “self-defence airstrike” outside Somalia’s capital after partner forces were attacked.

The U.S. Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred on Saturday near Basra, a community outside the capital, Mogadishu. The statement says no civilians were involved.

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sudan: Sudan and 2 armed groups agree to resume talks for peace in Darfur

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Sudanese government and two armed groups in Darfur region signed Thursday a pre-negotiation agreement paving the way for the resumption of peace talks in Qatar next year.

The signing of the declaration of principles with the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) took place in Berlin after two years of informal talks facilitated by the German foreign ministry with the support of the Berghof Foundation.

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