Saturday, December 9, 2017

Democratic Republic of the Congo: At least 14 U.N. peacekeepers killed in Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel attack

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At least 14 U.N. peacekeepers were killed when rebels attacked a peacekeeping base in a remote area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Thursday. Five Congolese soldiers also died and at least 40 peacekeepers were wounded in the three-hour firefight.

“This is the worst attack on U.N. peacekeepers in the organization’s recent history,” U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement Friday.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

South Sudan: 2 rebel groups merge in NPAM/F of South Sudan

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A rebel group in South Sudan announced on Sunday that it had merged ranks with the National People’s Alliance Forces (NPAF), an armed movement led by ex-rebel-appointed governor of Liech state, Ruai Kuol Jal.

NPAF’s acting spokesperson, Maj. Gen James Dok Puok confirmed their merger with the South Sudanese Freedom Movement (SSFM).

“I would like to announce to the members and the general public that, the people’s movement welcome the wise and positive decision taken by the leadership of the South Sudan freedom Movement/Army SSFM/A,” Puok said in a statement.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Somalia: 10,000 people forced to flee due to ongoing clashes between al-Shabaab militants and government forces

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More than 10,000 local residents are reported displaced in November due to an ongoing conflict in Middle and Lower Shabelle region in Somalia’s south, a Norway-based humanitarian agency said on Monday.

The displacement of people has been triggered by recent fierce fighting between al-Shabaab militants and government forces in the region, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said in a statement.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Sudan: Musa Hilal fighthers kill 10 members of Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Darfur

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Ten members of Sudan’s controversial counter-insurgency unit have been killed in clashes with fighters loyal to a powerful militia leader in war-torn Darfur, the official SUNA news agency reported Sunday.

Clashes between troops from the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and fighters loyal to Musa Hilal erupted when a unit of RSF was ambushed near the hometown of Hilal in the state of North Darfur.

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Mali: 4 UN peacekeepers and 1 Malian soldier killed in 2 separate attacks

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Four U.N. peacekeepers and a Malian soldier were killed and 21 others injured in two attacks on peacekeepers in Mali on Friday, U.N. officials said.

Suspected jihadists attacked peacekeepers carrying out on an operation with Malian defense forces in Indelimane, about 43 miles west of Menaka near the border with Niger, on Friday morning, the officials said.

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