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At least 25 dead in South Sudan oil state battle

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  An outbreak of fighting between government and rebel forces in South Sudan’s oil-producing north left at least 25 people dead, a state official said Tuesday. The clash between rebels loyal to exiled former deputy president Riek Machar and government forces occurred early Monday in …

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Colombia FARC rebels reborn as ‘revolutionary force’ party

Bogota, Colombia | AFP | Colombia’s FARC former guerrilla force on Thursday re baptized itself the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force, as it transformed into a political party following its disarmament. In spite of earlier resistance from some members of the movement, the name retains the revolutionary spirit of the communist guerrilla group, which …

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Bodies found of two UN experts in DRC amid spiralling violence

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Two foreign UN experts who were kidnapped in DR Congo have been found dead, one of them decapitated, the government said Tuesday, as spiralling violence in the vast country sparked international condemnation. The bodies of American Michael Sharp and Swedish national Zahida Catalan were …

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DRC accuses rebels of killing 39 police officers

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Congolese national police accused rebels Monday of massacring 39 of their officers in the violence-wracked Kasai region. The victims were killed in an “ambush” early Friday and buried in a mass grave by supporters of late militia leader Kamwina Nsapu around 75 kilometres north …

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Sudan’s Bashir pardons 259 rebels

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday pardoned 259 rebels captured in fighting with government forces, including dozens who had been sentenced to death, the presidency said. Bashir’s order came three days after a prominent insurgent group freed dozens of prisoners, mostly soldiers, it had captured in …

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Former LRA commander Kwoyelo’s pretrial set for tomorrow

The International Crimes Division Court has adjourned to tomorrow afternoon a pre-trial hearing session in which the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) will disclose his evidence against the former LRA commandant Thomas Kwoyelo. This after presiding judge Susan Okalany allowed the defence team led by Dalton Opwonya ample time to …

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Museveni pushes for joint regional operation to flush out Kony

President Yoweri Museveni has urged a regional leaders meeting on the sidelines of the ongoing 28th African Union summit to agree to joint military operations to flush out remnants of the Lords Resistance Army in the Central African Republic. The regional leaders are frustrated that despite a strong regional effort to deal with …

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FARC, Colombian government strike new peace deal

Havana, Cuba | AFP | Colombia’s government and Marxist FARC rebels on Saturday announced a revised peace deal to end 52 years of armed conflict, after voters rejected a prior peace accord in a referendum. “We have reached a new final agreement to end the armed conflict, which incorporates changes, …

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Ugandan rebels hack six DR Congo civilians to death

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  Six civilians were hacked to death in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in an attack by Ugandan Islamist rebels, local officials said Tuesday. Fighters from the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attacked a small village in North Kivu province on Monday, …

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