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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...

Poaching threatens Africa’s wildlife treasures

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In April 2016, Kenyan officials built 11 massive piles of confiscated ivory and rhino horn in Nairobi National Park and set them...

The tyranny of distance

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Any international peacekeeping mission will present a long list of logistical challenges. Mission settings are inevitably established in areas reeling from recent...

Suspected rebels hack nine people to death in northeast Congo

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Suspected rebels hacked to death at least nine people in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, the army said, the latest...

Reforming a radical

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The idealized version of deradicalization is that it happens in an instant. A dedicated jihadist sees the light and chooses to walk...

Suspected Ugandan rebels kill four soldiers in eastern DR Congo: army

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Suspected Ugandan rebels have killed four government soldiers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said on Thursday. Poor intelligence and lack...

Seven hacked to death in DR Congo hospital, dozens killed in...

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Seven people hacked to death in a hospital were among at least 30 people killed in fighting at the weekend between the...

Feature: Armed and dangerous – Nigeria looks to stem the flow...

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In a blurry, 36-minute video shot somewhere in northeastern Nigeria, a man wearing a black cap and reading from a stack of...

Islamist rebel handed over to Uganda from Tanzania

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A Ugandan Islamist rebel leader accused of heading a group that has killed hundreds of people has been handed over to Uganda...

Tanzanian court orders extradition of Islamist rebel leader to Uganda

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A Tanzanian court ordered an Islamist rebel leader on Thursday to be extradited to Uganda to face murder charges, though he said...

DR Congo rebels may have committed crimes against humanity

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A Ugandan Islamist rebel group committed human rights abuses in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last year that may amount to...

Congo army kills 16 Ugandan rebels, loses four soldiers

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The army of Democratic Republic of Congo killed 16 Ugandan Islamist rebels over the weekend in fierce fighting, a military spokesman said...

Congo army kills 16 Ugandan rebels, loses four soldiers

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The army of Democratic Republic of Congo killed 16 Ugandan Islamist rebels over the weekend in fierce fighting, a military spokesman said...

At least 21 killed in machete attack in northeast DR Congo

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At least 14 men and seven women were killed overnight in the town of Mayangose in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo by...

DR Congo army colonel, rebel leader sentenced to death

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A military tribunal in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday sentenced to death a senior army officer and a rebel commander...

U.S. imposes sanctions on Islamist group in Congo for targeting children

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The United States on Tuesday blacklisted a Ugandan Islamic group, the Allied Democratic Forces, for targeting children in armed conflict in the...

UN Security Council sanctions Islamist ADF in Congo

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A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted Ugandan Islamist group, the Allied Democratic Forces, on Monday for recruitment and use of child soldiers,...

UN Force Intervention Brigade ready for robust action

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Amid talk of M23 rebels regrouping, the United Nations has warned that its Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the DRC is ready...

U.N. task force looking into one of next Congo targets: Islamist...

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After the defeat of M23 rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, U.N. peacekeepers are trying to learn more about one...

Australia orders two more Chinooks

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The Australian Defence Force has bought two more Chinook helicopters following the loss of one in Afghanistan earlier this year, bolstering its...

Final Tiger helicopters delivered to Australian Defence Force

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Australian Aerospace has handed over the last of 22 Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Tiger ARH022 was accepted...

Uganda boosts army presence at Congo border

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The Ugandan army has sent more troops to its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, a day after a rebel group...