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Rebels kill at least 11 in DR Congo

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Islamist rebels are suspected of killing at least 11 civilians in an attack in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said, adding...

ADF rebels blamed for attack on peacekeepers

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A Congo-based Ugandan rebel group is to blame for three attacks on United Nations peacekeepers, including one in December that killed 15...

Charred bodies, wounded soldiers after DR Congo army victory

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Discarded military fatigues, boots, trash and a charred corpse in a smouldering hut: the remains of a Ugandan rebel base in the...

U.N. expects Congo offensive against eastern rebels to displace 370,000

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A military offensive launched last month by Congolese troops against Ugandan militants in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to force...

DR Congo offensive against ADF underway

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Congolese troops began a military offensive in Beni at the weekend against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan rebel armed group...

FIB blue helmets hit hard by ADF rebels in DRC

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At least 14 UN blue helmets were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last Thursday in what UN Secretary-General António...

Feature: AMISOM pulls Somalia toward security

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The multinational African security force has made steady gains against al-Shabaab. Baardheere in Somalia is a town known for its agricultural production. Its...

There is a way out for al Shabaab fighters

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Ahmed, the son of a fisherman, joined al-Shabaab in 2006 as a way to earn money and support his five children. He...

Cameroon evolves to thwart Boko Haram’s changing tactics

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On the afternoon of October 15, 2014, Boko Haram launched an audacious attack. About 1,000 fighters crossed the barren border that separates...

Abuse of power hampering missions and tarnishing militaries

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Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) have been major problems in peacekeeping missions for many years. Missions...

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SONA doesn’t do defence

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) was much in evidence ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). This high visibility did...