Thursday, December 15, 2022

Uganda: Ugandan forces kill 11 Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels after an incursion

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Ugandan forces killed 11 ADF rebels after they crossed into the country from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said Tuesday, in the first known incursion by the group this year.

The Allied Democratic Forces — which the Islamic State group claims as its Central African offshoot — is accused of slaughtering thousands of Congolese civilians and carrying out bombings in Uganda.

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Friday, December 9, 2022

Democratic Republic of the Congo: M23 rebels accuse government of breaking cease-fire

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M23 rebels accused a government coalition in Congo on Wednesday of targeted killings and breaching a cease-fire agreed to last month, jeopardizing prospects for peace in the country’s conflict-riddled east.

M23 alleges the coalition attacked its positions in North Kivu province and was killing civilians, destroying houses and slaughtering cows, Lawrence Kanyuka, the rebel group’s political spokesperson, said.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Somalia: Somali forces free hotel from al-Shabaab militants, at least 9 dead

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Somali security forces have stormed a hotel in Mogadishu, ending an occupation by al-Shabaab militants after a nearly daylong battle in which at least nine people were killed.

Gunfire crackled from inside the building as the special forces fought the militants more than 12 hours after the Islamist group stormed the building in the centre of the city.

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Sunday, November 6, 2022

Ethiopia: Government and Tigray forces sign ceasefire after two years of war

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African Union says Ethiopia’s government and Tigrayan forces formally agree to end fighting after talks in South Africa.

The parties in the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray have agreed on a “permanent cessation of hostilities”, the African Union mediator said, just more than a week after formal peace talks began in South Africa.

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Friday, November 4, 2022

Kenya: Kenya deploys military to Democratic Republic of the Congo to fight March 23 Movement (M23) rebels

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Kenya deployed troops on Wednesday to the Democratic Republic of Congo to battle the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels in the country’s troubled east in a joint operation by a regional bloc, President William Ruto announced.

The Kenyan soldiers will make up part of the East African Community (EAC) force, an assemblage of military units from the region that is helping the Congolese army’s efforts to quell the perennial violence in the region.

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