Monday, July 31, 2023

Niger: Coup d’etat leaders warn against military intervention by ECOWAS


Niger’s military leaders have warned against any armed intervention in the country as West African heads of state gather in Nigeria’s capital for an emergency summit to decide on further actions to pressure the army to restore constitutional order.

Heads of state of the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the eight-member West African Economic and Monetary Union, also known by its French acronym UEMOA, could suspend Niger from their institutions, cut off the country from the regional central bank and financial market, and close borders.

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Friday, July 28, 2023

Niger: Soldiers say President Amadou Abdramane has been removed by coup d’etat


Disgruntled members of the elite Presidential Guard sealed off access to the president’s residence and offices in the capital Niamey on Wednesday, and after talks broke down “refused to release the president”, a presidential source said.

“We, the defence and security forces … have decided to put an end to the regime” of President Bazoum, said Colonel-Major Amadou Abdramane in a televised address, surrounded by nine other uniformed soldiers.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Cameroon: Separatist rebels killed 10 civilians


Separatist rebels have killed about 10 civilians and wounded two more in one of Cameroon’s restive anglophone regions, the defence ministry said Monday.

The country’s primarily English-speaking Northwest and Southwest regions have been gripped by conflict since separatists declared independence in 2017 after decades of grievances over perceived discrimination by the francophone majority.

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Monday, July 10, 2023

Sudan: Army air strike kills at least 22 people in Omdurman


A Sudanese army air strike has killed at least 22 people in western Omdurman, the Khartoum state health ministry said on Saturday, as the country’s war entered its 85th day.

Khartoum’s twin city, Omdurman has in recent days been the focus of fighting between the army and its enemy, the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

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Monday, June 19, 2023

Uganda: At least 41 people dead after Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attack linked to Islamic State (IS) on Ugandan school


Militants linked to Islamic State reportedly killed at least 41 people and abducted others in an attack on a school in western Uganda, police have said.

“Our forces are pursuing the enemy to rescue those abducted and destroy this group,” defence spokesperson Felix Kulayigye said on Twitter.

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