Sunday, May 9, 2021

Nigeria: 7 policemen killed by gunmen in southeast of the country

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Seven policemen were killed in a series of attacks on security installations in Nigeria’s oil-rich Rivers state, police said Saturday.

Southeast Nigeria has seen a surge in attacks by gunmen targeting police and other security forces in the past few months in a region where separatist tensions are on the rise.

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Chad: Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) rebels fleeing, says defence minister

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Rebels who launched an offensive in northern Chad, sparking clashes that claimed the life of veteran president Idriss Deby Itno, are in flight, the country’s new defence minister said on Thursday.

“The security forces are thoroughly sweeping the operational area. Most of the prisoners are in the hands of the gendarmerie (police) and are being well-treated. The enemy is fleeing,” Defence Minister Brahim Daoud Yaya told a news conference.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Congo declares state of siege over conflict in east of the country

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A state of siege proclaimed in the Ituri and North Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will come into effect on Thursday for a 30-day period, President Felix Tshisekedi has announced.

In an address to the nation late Monday, Tshisekedi called on the population to adopt a responsible attitude and the government to ensure the necessary logistics for the armed forces which will be deployed during the siege period.

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Ethiopia: Suspected Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) rebels kill 15 civilians in western Ethiopia

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Suspected Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) rebels have killed 15 civilians in the Horo-Gudru Wollega zone of Oromia regional state, an Ethiopian official said on Saturday.

“Fifteen passengers travelling from Bure town in Amhara regional state west to Nekemte city in Oromia regional state were killed by suspected OLA rebels on Friday evening,” said Berhanu Yebase, chief police Officer, Horo-Guduru Wollega zone of the state.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Burkina Faso: 2 Spanish reporters and 1 Irish activist killed by Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) terrorist group

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Two Spanish journalists and the Irish director of a wildlife foundation were killed Monday in an ambush in eastern Burkina Faso, the Spanish government and officials in the African country said Tuesday.

The two journalists were working with the wildlife campaigner on a documentary about poachers in a national park bordering Benin when they were attacked by gunmen, Spain’s Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya said Tuesday in a press conference in Madrid.

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