Thursday, August 8, 2019

Mozambique: Mozambique’s president and Renamo rebel movement sign peace deal to end armed hostilities

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Mozambique’s president and the leader of Renamo, a former rebel movement-turned-opposition party, have signed a peace accord to end armed hostilities.

Thousands of Renamo’s remaining fighters are disarming just weeks before a visit by Pope Francis and a national election scheduled for mid-October that will test the now-political rivals’ new resolve.

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Nigeria: 12 killed in gunfight between troops and gunmen in Kaduna

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Ten gunmen and two soldiers were killed following a gunfight between Nigerian troops and an armed group in the country’s northern state of Kaduna, the army said on Saturday.

The gunfight ensued during a clearance operation by troops on a location of the armed group at Kuduru forest in Birnin Gwari local government area of the state on Friday, a leader of the army in Kaduna said in a statement.

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 65 people at funeral ceremony in Maiduguri

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An attack this weekend by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral in Maiduguri, Borno State, has left 65 people dead, almost triple the initial toll, a local official said Sunday.

Dozens more bodies were discovered following the assault Saturday by gunmen on Gajiram village, close to the regional capital Maiduguri.

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Libya: Air attack on field hospital near Tripoli kills 5 doctors

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An air attack by forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar near the Libyan capital killed five doctors, the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) said on Sunday.

“The field hospital located on the airport road [southern Tripoli] was hit by an air raid,” said health ministry spokesperson Lamine al-Hashemi.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Sudan: Sudan extends ceasefire with southern rebels

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Sudanese and South Sudanese officials agreed late on Saturday with the leader of an alliance of armed factions operating along their joint border to extend a ceasefire and grant humanitarian access to some areas affected by conflict in Sudan.

Sudan says neighboring South Sudan has been giving refuge to Malik Agar, one of many rebels in Sudan. The two countries share a long and porous border, and have a history of supporting armed groups on each others’ territories after oil-rich South Sudan became independent in 2011.

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