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13 August 2018 7:06 PM UN Security Council urges peaceful transition in DRC

The UN Security Council is urging Democratic Republic of Congo's rival political parties and the institutions organising December's elections to ensure peaceful and credible voting and a democratic transition of power. The UN's most powerful body issued a statement on Monday welcoming recent steps in the electoral process, including President Joseph 26

30 July 2018 8:41 PM EU extends military training in Central Africa

The European Union extended its military training mission in the Central African Republic for two more years, it announced on Monday, pledging 25 million euros to help reform the country's defence sector. The scope of the mission, known as the EUTM RCA, has also been modified to give strategic advice to the president's cabinet, interior ministry and police 43

13 July 2018 5:30 PM UN votes to cut UN-AU force in Sudan's Darfur region in half

The Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution that will dramatically cut the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's vast western Darfur region in response to reduced fighting and improved security conditions. The resolution adopted on Friday by a vote of 15-0 looks ahead to "the eventual exit" of the joint force known 29

13 July 2018 4:21 AM UN chief delays DRC visit as Kabila eyes 'important decisions'

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said he had agreed to postpone his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo to allow President Joseph Kabila to announce "important decisions." Guterres was due to visit the country this month as it prepares for elections in December that Western powers hope will mark the end of Kabila's rule. "The reason 27

05 July 2018 7:10 PM Gabon to keep troops in UN mission in CAR

Gabon said it will keep its 444 troops in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), reversing a decision to quit after allegations of abuse were made against the contingent. A government statement said the reversal followed "several requests and appeals from CAR President Faustin-Archange Touadera and the UN Secretary General" 37

02 July 2018 7:38 PM African leaders talk security with French president

African heads of state have pledged to coordinate efforts to improve security on the continent and defeat jihadist organisations, particularly in the Sahel and Nigeria, during talks on Monday at the 31st African Union summit being held in Mauritania's capital. French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Nouakchott to discuss the battle against Islamic 25

11 June 2018 3:55 PM UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

A Burundian soldier in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) was killed late on Sunday in a clash in the centre of the country, UN sources said. The fighting occurred in the town of Bambari, according to UN sources there and in the capital Bangui. A CAR soldier was also injured. The death came a week after a Tanzanian peacekeeper 28

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 24

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 30

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 35