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Gambia’s Barrow allows coup plotters back into army

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  Gambian President Adama Barrow has allowed six soldiers convicted of plotting a coup against former leader Yahya Jammeh back into the armed forces, a military source told AFP Saturday. Jammeh survived several coup attempts in his 22-year rule, with one of the most serious arising …

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22 dead in DR Congo army clashes with M23 rebels

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  The Congolese army said Wednesday it had killed 20 fighters from the M23 militia group and lost two soldiers in clashes with the rebels since the end of January. General Leon Mushale told reporters in the eastern city of Goma that a further 25 …

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DRC: 16 killed in three days of clashes with M23

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  Sixteen people have been killed in three days of fighting this week that pitted the Democratic Republic of Congo’s army against a rebel militia, a military spokesman told AFP Thursday. Guillaume Djike, a spokesman for the army in troubled North Kivu province in the …

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Under pressure DR Congo govt vows to stem violence

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government, under pressure to act after months of violence in the south, on Sunday vowed to move away from a solely military solution. Interior Minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadari told reporters: “The state is envisaging political, traditional and humanitarian solutions …

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Third South Sudan military official quits over ‘ethnic crimes’

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  A third top South Sudanese military official has resigned, accusing President Salva Kiir’s regime of war crimes and ethnic cleansing, according to a letter seen by AFP Saturday. Brigadier Henry Oyay Nyago, advocate general and director of military justice, was the latest military official …

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Museveni commissions Sh925m Bombo military health facility

  President Yoweri Museveni on  Monday commissioned a modern 25-bed Uganda People’s Defence Forces medical facility at Bombo. The newly built UPDF Officers’ Wing and Intensive Care unit consists of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), maternity and delivery room and general ward as well as VIP suits. According to Col. Bekunda – …

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UPDF say leader of Congolese militia M23 missing

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  The leader of a Congolese rebel group who had been living under security in Uganda has gone missing, after scores of his fighters escaped their military base, the army said Friday. The leader of M23, a mostly ethnic Tutsi rebel group which fled Democratic Republic …

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Congo M23 militia fighters seek refuge in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Thirty individuals claiming to be members of a Congolese militia group have sought refuge in neighbouring Rwanda, saying they were fleeing a Congo army offensive, the Rwandan government said Monday. The fighters were unarmed when they were apprehended after crossing the border near the Rubavu …

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Shabaab attacks Kenya army base in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Islamist Shabaab fighters attacked a Kenyan military base in southern Somalia on Friday in their latest assault on foreign and national army outposts. The attack on the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) base at Kolbiyow, close to the Kenyan border in Somalia’s Lower Juba region, began …

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VIDEO: Gen. Katumba Wamala hands over office

VIDEO: It was a smooth transition as UPDF’s Gen. Katumba Wamala handed over office to his successor Gen. David Muhoozi with announcement that the region needs an operational standby force to help pacify the East African region. The announcement comes at a time when parts of the region like Burundi and …

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