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Iran warns of ‘World War III’

 Iranian FM warns US or Saudi attack would trigger ‘all-out’ war: CNN Tehran, Iran | AFP |  Iranian FM has warned that a US or Saudi attack would trigger ‘all-out’ war, CNN has reported. This came hours after Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Iran’s foes Thursday of agitating for war, as Washington and …

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RWANDA: Death of warlord in DR Congo ‘good news’ for region

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Kigali on Wednesday welcomed the killing of a Rwandan Hutu rebel leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and said it proved neighbouring President Felix Tshisekedi’s commitment to fighting “negative forces”. Sylvestre Mudacumura, commander of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), who …

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DR Congo troops shoot dead Rwandan warlord Mudacumura

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  A Rwandan Hutu rebel leader wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crime charges has been shot dead by the Congolese army, a DRC military spokesperson said on Wednesday. Sylvestre Mudacumura, commander of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), was …

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Algeria army orders police to bar protesters from capital

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  Algeria’s military has ordered police to block protesters from outside the capital from entering Algiers, the army chief said Wednesday, after months of mass rallies. “I have instructed the national gendarmerie to deal with these actions with firmness,” said General Ahmed Gaid Salah, the country’s …

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Ethiopia army chief of staff shot amid unrest

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  Ethiopia’s army chief of staff has been shot, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on television Sunday as the government said it had thwarted an attempted coup in a regional state of this Horn of Africa nation. Abiy took to national television in the early …

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Police, army have capacity to combat threats-Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has said that the army and police have the capacity to combat any threat. Museveni was on Thursday speaking during the State of National Address at Serena Hotel. He says the recently concluded Uganda Martyrs Day Celebrations were peacefully held, despite the …

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Sudan army orders protesters to tear down barricades

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s new army rulers on Monday ordered protesters to dismantle their barricades on roads leading to the military headquarters as tensions grew after talks between the two sides broke down. The demonstrators have accused the ruling military council of being little different from veteran leader Omar …

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SUDAN: New troops movement, army to make statement

Sudan army to make an ‘important statement soon’: state media Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  The Sudanese army was Thursday planning to make “an important announcement”, state media said, after weeks of protests against longtime leader President Omar al-Bashir. “The Sudanese army will issue an important statement soon. Wait for it,” …

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“Army will not allow Sudan to fall into chaos”

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan’s armed forces will not allow the country to “fall into chaos,” Defence Minister General Awad Ibnouf said Monday as thousands of anti-government protesters demonstrated outside the military’s headquarters in Khartoum for third straight day. “Sudan’s armed forces understand the reasons for the demonstrations …

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