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Where next for South Sudan and rebel chief Machar?

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | War-torn South Sudan’s slide into chaos resumed last month with fresh fighting in the capital Juba that forced rebel leader turned vice president and peace deal signatory Riek Machar to flee. With the spike in clashes came a surge of abuse of civilians by armed …

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Machar discharged from Khartoum hospital: aides

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  South Sudan’s former rebel leader Riek Machar has been discharged from hospital in Khartoum after being treated for a swollen leg, his aides told AFP on Friday. Machar was replaced by Taban Deng Gai as South Sudan’s first vice president after hundreds of people died …

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Nine killed as militants raid Kabul’s American University

Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP |  At least nine people were killed after militants stormed the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, officials said Thursday, in a nearly 10-hour raid that prompted anguished pleas for help from trapped students. Explosions and gunfire rocked the campus after the attack began Wednesday evening, …

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Kiir announces Deng as new South Sudan vice-president

Riek Machar replaced as South Sudan vice-president Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir announced on Monday that former rebel leader Riek Machar had been replaced as vice president, confirming signs of serious divisions within the opposition. Kiir said he had appointed Taban Deng Gai to …

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Armed group kills 17 soldiers at Mali base

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Seventeen soldiers were killed and 35 wounded in central Mali Tuesday in an assault on their base that authorities called a “coordinated terrorist attack”. “The toll has increased: we have lost 17 men and 35 are wounded,” Mali’s defence minister Tieman Hubert Coulibaly said. Authorities …

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M23 rebels in DR Congo want new demob scheme

Lubumbashi, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo’s disbanded M23 rebel movement has called on the government to agree a new demobilisation scheme following deadly clashes near a camp housing former rebels dissatisfied with their conditions. M23 leader Bertrand Bisimwa said in a statement that the deaths of several people …

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UPDF: “Gulu situation back to normal”

Gunfire rocked Gulu Sunday night for close to an hour, and when calm returned, the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) spokesman Paddy Ankunda announced the “situation back to normal.” Initial reports indicated an attack on an army barracks, while another talked of an army rebellion. Ankunda @defenceuganda, brought an end …

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