Friday, February 8, 2019

Libya: Clashes resume between Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Haftar and Ali Kana forces

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Clashes resumed near Libya’s biggest oil field, a day after eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar said his forces had reached the deposit in a push to secure the southwestern region and its energy installations.

Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army exchanged fire early on Thursday with troops led by Ali Kana, a supporter of the rival United Nations-backed authorities in Tripoli in the west of the divided country, according to people with knowledge of the situation, asking not to be identified because they aren’t allowed to speak to media.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

South Sudan: 9 killed in renewed fighting between National Salvation Front (NAS) and a SPLM-IO faction

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At least nine people were killed in fresh clashes in Amadi State in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria, officials said.

The weekend clashes pitted the National Salvation Front (NAS) led by Gen Thomas Cirillo, and a faction of the Dr Riek Machar-led SPLM-IO.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Sudan: 2 armed groups announce reunification of Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF)

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The two factions of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) said they agreed to merge into a unified organizational structure pointing the new umbrella would be formed within a month.

The SRF, which is a coalition established between armed groups in Sudan in 2011, split into two factions in October 2015. Since then, the two factions have operated independently but remained part of the opposition Sudan Call alliance with other political parties.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Democratic Republic of the Congo: 22 killed in clashes between army and Mai-Mai militia in Beni

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At least 22 people have been killed after soldiers and members of a militia group clashed in the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army says.

Among the dead were 20 fighters of the Mai-Mai militia and two soldiers, regional army spokesman Mak Hazukay said.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Libya: 4 killed and 3 wounded in clashes in southwest

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Media officials with Libya’s paramilitary say four fighters have been killed and at least three wounded in an attack they launched on the desert camp of a rival militia in the country’s southwest.

Friday’s assault in the town of Ghadduwah was part of the self-styled Libyan National Army’s campaign in the country’s south, which began on Jan. 15.

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