Thursday, September 16, 2021

Libya: Libyan National Army (LNA) and Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) rebels clashed in southern Libya

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The Libyan National Army (LNA) of eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar clashed with Chadian rebel forces in the south of Libya on Tuesday and Wednesday, both sides said.

The fighting underscores the risk of further instability in the Sahel region, where an array of groups operate across borders and where fighting has created space for militant organisations.

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Somalia: Puntland troops repel al-Shabaab attack on a military base

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Somalia-based Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab militants fired mortars at a military base in Puntland, in an incident that comes at the time the country is struggling with security arrangements and political crisis.

The militants confirmed that they launched a mortar shell attack in Af-Urur area at the outskirts of Bosaaso, the capital of the Bari region. This is the first time the militants were trying to run over a case in Puntland, a region in northeastern Somalia.

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Ethiopia: Tigray rebels massacre 125 villagers in Amhara

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Rebels from Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray killed at least 125 residents of a village in the neighbouring Amhara region earlier this month before being driven out by pro-government forces, doctors said Wednesday.

“There were 125 dead in Chenna village… I saw the mass grave myself,” Mulugeta Melesa, head of the hospital in nearby Dabat town, told AFP.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Guinea: Coup d’Etat confirmed, special forces capture President Alpha Conde

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A coup d’Etat has been confirmed in Guinea after heavy gunfire between presidential guards and a division of the country’s special forces.

A photo went viral online showing masked members of Guinea’s special forces surrounding a dejected and dispirited President Conde on a sofa.

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Burkina Faso: Rebels killed dozens of people in attack in north of the country

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Rebel fighters have killed dozens of people in northern Burkina Faso, as violence spirals anew in West Africa’s Sahel region.

In an attack near the northern town of Arbinda on Wednesday, rebels killed at least 47 people, including 30 civilians, 14 soldiers and three pro-government militiamen, state media reported.

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