Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Niger: More than 100 terrorists killed during a military operation

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French and African forces announced that more than 100 “terrorists” were killed during a recent operation that also resulted in the seizure of bomb-making equipment.

Niger’s defense ministry said in a statement last week that “120 terrorists have been neutralized” during the operation that took place in the country’s Tillaberi region, which borders Burkina Faso and Mali and has experienced multiple attacks by jihadist groups over the past few years.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

South Sudan: Former rebel leader Riek Machar agrees to form national unity government with President Salva Kiir

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South Sudan’s former rebel leader Riek Machar said he has agreed to form a unity government with President Salva Kiir following a meeting at state buildings on Thursday. “We had a meeting with the president on the outstanding issues. We have agreed to form the government on 22 February,” Machar said. President Kiir confirmed the agreement.

South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 but plunged into a civil war in 2013 when President Kiir sacked his then-deputy Machar, who went on to lead a rebel faction.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Libya: Government of National Accord (GNA) suspending ceasefire talks after Tripoli port attack

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Libya’s internationally recognised government has said it is suspending its participation in ceasefire negotiations hosted by the United Nations in Geneva, hours after an attack by renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces on the capital’s port.

In a statement late on Tuesday, the presidential council of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) said it would respond firmly to the attack at the appropriate time.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Central African Republic: 12 Popular Front for the Renaissance of Central Africa (FPRC) militia fighters killed in clashes with Central African and UN troops in Birao

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Twelve members of an armed group were killed in clashes with United Nations peacekeepers and government troops in northeastern Central African Republic, the government said on Tuesday.

The fighting erupted on Sunday after the Popular Front for the Renaissance of Central Africa (FPRC) entered the flashpoint town of Birao from three directions before being repelled, government spokesperson Ange-Maxime Kazagui said in a statement.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Cameroon: Fighting between government troops and Ambazonia separatists kill several dozen of people

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A least 35 civilians have reportedly been killed and 40 homes torched in less than a week in Cameroon’s English-speaking Northwest region, following bloody clashes between government troops and separatists fighting for the creation of an independent English-speaking state called Ambazonia.

Both the rebels and the government blame each other for the gruesome murder of civilians, including children trapped in their burning homes.

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