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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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UN mulls Mali mission as body count mounts

Bamako, Mali | AFP | As the United Nations looks to extend its most deadly active mission for peacekeepers for another year, those working closely with its venture in Mali say poor local collaboration and funding gaps are costing lives. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked the Security Council to …

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Chadian troops ‘pour into Niger after Boko Haram attack’

Niamey, Niger | AFP | The first of an expected 2,000 troops from regional military powerhouse Chad began arriving in neighbouring Niger Wednesday, where Boko Haram insurgents inflicted heavy losses in the town of Bosso last week, a local security source said. Chad is a leading member of a multi-national …

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LRA rebels kidnap dozens of civilians in DR Congo: UN

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Nearly 100 people have been kidnapped in northeast DR Congo during an attack blamed on Uganda’s rebel Lord’s Resistance Army, the United Nations said Wednesday. Lieutenant-Colonel Martin Amouzou Codjo, spokesman for the UN’s MONUSCO peace mission in DR Congo, said the suspected LRA members …

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RUTO: ICC to rule on bid to throw out case

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP  Deputy Kenyan President William Ruto was to learn later Tuesday if war crimes judges will throw out a case against him for his role in post-election bloodshed which left some 1,300 people dead. The judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) were to file a …

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