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UPDF Kills More Kony Rebels In Uganda

THE UPDF has captured one LRA commander and killed nine more fighters in the on-going regional military offensive in the north-east of the DR Congo. The commander of the operation code-named Lightning Thunder, Brig. Patrick Kankiriho, said yesterday that the UPDF engaged several small groups of the LRA within the Garamba jungles. "We attacked...

Southern Kordofan Of Sudan Clashes Blamed On Militias

Clashes this week in Southern Kordofan, reportedly killing at least 16 people, followed attacks by militias on joint armed units deployed in accordance with the North-South peace agreement, a southern Sudanese military spokesman said. "It is the militias doing all this," said Major General Daniel Peter Parnyang, a spokesman for the Sudan...

Security Council to Strengthen African Force, Signals Eventual UN Deployment

Renewing the authorization of the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia today, the Security Council called for action to bolster those troops, while signalling its intention to establish a United Nations force, when conditions permit, in the Horn of Africa country that has lacked a functioning central government since 1991. In the resolution...

SDF Urges UN, Int'l Community to Avert Civil War In Cameroon

The Chairman of the Social Democratic Front, Ni John Fru Ndi, has called on the United Nations to prevent a civil war building in Cameroon following the obnoxious appointment of CPDM militants to head ELECAM, a body that is expected to be independent. His call came after the SDF emergency NEC meeting that held at their party house at the Olezoa...

Ethiopian Troops Withdraw Completely From Mogadishu In Somalia

The Ethiopian troops pulled out completely from the Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses and officials told radio Shabelle on Thursday. Ethiopia invaded Somalia 2006 to help the interim government oust Islamists from the capital, since then it has been supporting Somalia's weak transitional government for two years. The Ethiopian presence was...

Somali Parties At Odds As Violence Spreads

Somalia's fractured interim government and a weak opposition faction it inked a peace deal with late last year are becoming increasingly at odds with each other, as violence rages in different parts of the country. The Alliance for Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS), a divided opposition faction led by Islamist politician Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed,...

UPDF Captures More Kony Rebels In Uganda

THE UPDF has captured more LRA fighters in the on-going military offensive in the north-east of the DR Congo, where the army is engaged in a regional military offensive against the rebels. The commander of the operation code-named Lightning Thunder, Brig. Patrick Kankiriho, said yesterday that the UPDF engaged a group led by LRA second-in-command...

30 Killed in Fighting Between Islamists in Central Somalia

At least thirty people, mostly fighters, have been killed and more than fifty others wounded after heavy fighting between Islamist fighters of Al-Shabab and Ahlu Sunna has flared up in Griel town in Galgudud region on Sunday morning, Shabelle's Bulhan reported. Locals say that the fighting started after Al Shabab fighters attacked bases of Ahlu...

Five Somali Pirates Die With $3m Ransom Money

Five pirates are believed to have died at sea along the Somali coast after collecting a US$3 million ransom payment, Radio Garowe reports. Informed sources in the town of Hobyo said a fast-speed boat carrying nine pirates had capsized in the high seas after powerful winds hit overnight Friday. Four of the pirates have been found alive, but the...

Nkunda Camp Denies Ouster Claims In Congo-Kinshasa

High ranking officers in National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP) a rebel movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have pledged their loyalty to their leader, General Laurent Nkunda, and refuted recent claims that he had been overthrown by his Chief of Staff, Gen. Bosco Ntaganda. Ntaganda had sent a statement to the media on...

Court Contest Over 'Tortured' Activists In Zimbabwe

THE Attorney General's Office yesterday urged the court to dismiss various court applications being made by lawyers representing Zimbabwe Peace Project director Jestina Mukoko and 15 MDC-T activists, saying they were just tactics employed to delay trial proceedings. Director of Public Prosecution (Criminal Division) in the AG's Office Mrs Florence...

Tensions Rise Again In Riot-Torn City In Nigeria

Barely weeks after the last crisis that virtually turned the once bubbling city of Jos into a ghost town, tension again enveloped the city yesterday, as security personnel took over almost every part of Jos. This followed the arrest of 26 men suspected to be mercenaries on a mission in the city, by men of the Plateau State police Command....

Policemen In Mozambique Arrested for Extortion, Collaboration With Criminals

Five policemen from the Maputo City Police Command have been arrested on charges of extortion and of supplying firearms to gangs of criminals, according to the Maputo director of the Criminal Investigation Police (PIC), Dias Balate. One of those detained is a PIC officer, Balate said. This man used to hire out police guns to criminals, and was...

A convoy with Ethiopian soldiers Seen Leaving Capital

A convoy of trucks loaded with Ethiopian soldiers, mattresses and other equipment left Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday, witnesses said. Ethiopian soldiers have been propping up Somalia's Western-backed government for the past two years but say they will withdraw in the next few days -- potentially leaving a dangerous power vacuum in the Horn...

Ethiopia Troops 'Arrest' Former Mogadishu Mayor

Ethiopian troops have led an operation to arrest the former mayor of Somalia's national capital, Radio Garowe reports. Ex-Mayor Mohamed "Dheere" Omar was detained near KM4 junction, where African Union peacekeepers are stationed. Ahmed Tahliil, one of Mohamed Dheere's deputies, was with him when a joint security force of Ethiopian and...