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17 May 2018 7:30 PM 2 UN peacekeepers freed in DRC's southeast

An official in Democratic Republic of Congo says two United Nations peacekeepers have been released after being held by rebels in the country's southeast. Tanganyika province vice-governor Ali Omar Simukinje told The Associated Press on Thursday that the peacekeepers from Benin had been held by the Mai Mai militia and were freed on Wednesday. UN DRC mission 20

04 May 2018 4:01 AM 17 killed by ISIS-linked extremists in Mali's northeast

A Tuareg leader says extremists linked to the Islamic State group in Mali have killed at least 17 people in two communities in the West African nation's Menaka region. Moussa Ag Acharatoumane, secretary-general for the Tuareg self-defense group, says the attacks by Islamic State in the Greater Sahara occurred in Tindinbawen and Taylalene. Violence has been increasing 27

01 May 2018 5:39 PM 6 dead in new fighting in Central African Republic's capital

The aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres says six people are dead and more than 50 others are wounded after fighting resumed in Central African Republic's capital. The group says the wounded sustained gunshot wounds during Tuesday's violence in the PK5 and Fatima neighbourhoods. Anne-Marie Boyeldieu, the head of the aid group's mission in Central African 32

27 April 2018 5:10 PM Fresh clashes in South Sudan 'devastating' for civilians: UN

A new surge in violence in South Sudan's civil war is having "devastating impact" on thousands of people ahead of peace talks that are now set to resume next month, the United Nations said on Friday. The UN statement reported gunfire overnight near a temporary peacekeeping base in Leer where 600 civilians have sought shelter in recent days. "More than 30 humanitarian 53

05 April 2018 1:30 PM French, Malian troops kill 30 jihadists: France

Thirty jihadists were killed in a clash with French and Malian troops near Mali's border with Niger, the French military said on Thursday. The fight, involving a group of about 60 jihadists, took place on Sunday in the Akabar area, spokesperson Colonel Patrik Steiger said, adding that Malian forces sustained "losses" but there were no French casualties 31

18 March 2018 10:59 AM Ethnic violence in DRC's northeast displaces at least 60 000

Bunia - Officials say violence in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo between the Hema community and the Lendu ethnic group has now killed at least 150 people and has forced more than 32 000 people to flee to Bunia, where humanitarian assistance is strained and the suffering are eager for improved conditions. According to the UN Office for the Co-ordination 23

26 February 2018 11:03 AM UN peacekeepers in South Sudan accused of paying for sex

Juba - The United Nations mission in South Sudan says it has recalled a 46-member peacekeeping police unit after some members allegedly paid local women living in a protection camp for sex. A UN statement says the Ghanaian policemen have been recalled from Wau to the capital, Juba. The UN chief in South Sudan, David Shearer, calls it a "clear breach" 59

13 February 2018 8:17 AM UN: 4 allegations against South African UN troops in DRC

New York - The UN says it has received four allegations of misconduct against South African peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo — three involving sexual exploitation of women and one alleging violence against a 17-year-old boy. The UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the allegations were received last week by the UN peacekeeping mission 35

13 February 2018 8:17 AM DRC's army recovers largest Ugandan rebel stronghold

Beni - Democratic Republic of Congo's army says it has captured the largest stronghold for the Uganda-born Allied Democratic Forces rebels in Congo's northeast. Capt. Mak Hazukay Mongba, spokesperson for Operation Sukola, said on Monday the army released hostages and took control of the "grand bastion" of ADF rebels in Mwalika, about 80km from Beni. According 28

12 February 2018 6:48 PM SA troops accused of beating boy and sexually exploiting women in DR Congo

Washington - South African troops serving in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been accused of beating a 17-year-old boy and sexually exploiting women, the UN spokesperson said on Monday. UN and South African investigators will conduct a joint probe of the four allegations of misconduct that took place in Kasai province 31