Home Tags Ceasefire

Tag: ceasefire

Central African Republic declares unilateral ceasefire in fight with rebels

-
Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera on Friday declared a unilateral cessation of fighting against armed groups, saying he hoped it would lead to...

Ethiopia rejected US call for unilateral ceasefire during talks, US says

-
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed rejected US calls for a unilateral ceasefire in the northern Tigray region and dismissed allegations of ethnic cleansing, according...

Ceasefire in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis halted military operations nationwide in support of UN efforts to end a five-year war that killed over...

Guterres calls for global ceasefire as part of COVID-19 battle

-
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants warring parties across the world to lay down weapons in support of the bigger battle against COVID-19: the common enemy now threatening all humankind. “The fury of the virus illustrates the...

Tripoli prison shelled

A prison in Tripoli was shelled injuring several people, its warden said, as bombardment intensified despite pleas for a ceasefire to tackle the coronavirus. The...

Syria ceasefire critical to combating coronavirus

An immediate nationwide ceasefire is needed in Syria to enable an “all-out-effort” to stamp out the coronavirus and prevent it ravaging a beleaguered population,...

Libya coronavirus ceasefire over

Renewed bombardments were reported by both sides in Libya after a pause in fighting when the main combatants agreed to a ceasefire because of...

Merkel urges Libyan PM to sign ceasefire

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, a German government spokesman said , urging him to move to...

Haftar committed to ceasefire – Germany

A Libyan military commander waging an offensive to capture Tripoli is committed to a ceasefire, Germany said, in an apparent advance for efforts to...

Libya ceasefire – too early to call

Turkey said it was too early to say whether a ceasefire in Libya collapsed after Khalifa Haftar, commander of eastern Libyan forces, failed to...

Lull in Libya fighting

A ceasefire in Libya initiated by Turkey and Russia saw a lull in heavy fighting and air strikes, though both warring factions accuse each...

Turkey and Russia push for Libya ceasefire

Turkey and Russia urged Libya’s warring parties to declare a ceasefire on Sunday as warring factions clashed and carried out air strikes in a...

UN ceasefire proposal accepted by Libya

Libya’s internationally recognised government, facing a campaign by eastern troops to take the capital, accepted a United Nations proposal for a ceasefire during the...

Sudan, South Sudan rebel ceasefire extended

Sudanese and South Sudanese officials agreed with the leader of an alliance of armed factions operating along their joint border to extend a ceasefire...

EU calls for Libya ceasefire

All warring groups in Libya must commit to a ceasefire and return to UN-led mediation, the European Union said, calling the situation a threat...

France seeks Libya ceasefire

France’s President Emmanuel Macron called for a ceasefire in the month-long battle for Tripoli after fighting hit a migrant detention centre. Foreign powers are aghast...

Both sides largely sticking to Yemen ceasefire, more progress needed

-
Both sides in the conflict in Yemen have largely stuck to a ceasefire agreed last month, but substantial progress is still needed before more...

South Sudan ceasefire violated – claim

-
South Sudan's main rebel force SPLM-IO accused government forces of attacking their defensive positions a day after both sides signed a peace...

Tripoli ceasefire still in place

-
Armed groups vying for control of the Libyan capital agreed to set up a mechanism to "consolidate" a recently agreed ceasefire, the...

Ceasefire signed in Tripoli

-
A ceasefire was signed between armed factions fighting over the Libyan capital, the United Nations said, after more than a week of...

Ethiopian rebels declare ceasefire

-
An Ethiopian rebel group declared a unilateral ceasefire, the latest dissident movement to aim for an end to hostilities in the wake...

Ethiopian rebel group declares ceasefire

-
An Ethiopian rebel group declared a unilateral ceasefire after parliament removed it from a list of banned terrorist groups as part of...

Sudan ceasefire extended to year-end

-
Sudan extended until year-end a three-year-old unilateral ceasefire with rebels fighting in three parts of the country, the presidential palace said, as...

South Sudan ceasefire breached – claims

-
South Sudan's army massacred civilians, burned children alive and gang-raped women after a supposed ceasefire with rebels in December, according to reports...

Sudan extends ceasefire

-
Sudan extended a unilateral ceasefire with rebels in its three main conflict areas for an additional three months, until the end of...

Nigeria talking ceasefire with Boko Haram

-
Nigeria's government is in talks with Islamist militant group Boko Haram about a possible ceasefire with the ultimate aim of securing a...

AU joins calls for South Sudan sanctions

-
The African Union is open to imposing sanctions on leaders violating ceasefires in South Sudan, joining a growing chorus of officials who...

Those breaking South Sudan peace deal face sanctions

-
An internationally backed ceasefire monitoring team in South Sudan has asked the UN Security Council to say whether leaders violating a peace...

Britain monitoring South Sudan peace violations

-
Britain is monitoring a ceasefire agreed last month between South Sudan's warring parties and working with regional partners to identify individuals guilty...

Sudan extends ceasefire with rebels through end-March

-
Sudan has extended a unilateral ceasefire with rebels until the end of March, state news agency SUNA reported on Thursday, citing a...

U.S, Britain warn South Sudan parties over ceasefire violations

-
The United States, Britain and Norway have called on parties in the South Sudan conflict and their field commanders to stop violating...

Sudan ceasefire extended to year-end

-
Sudan will extend a unilateral ceasefire with rebels until the end of December, state news agency SUNA reported days after the United...

Libyan PM and eastern commander commit to ceasefire, election

-
Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and the divided country's eastern commander Khalifa Haftar committed to a conditional ceasefire and to work towards...

Syrian army announces ceasefire in south ahead of Astana talks

-
The Syrian army said on Monday it would suspend combat operations in southern Syria until Thursday ahead of a new round of...

Sudan extends ceasefire

-
Sudan will extend a unilateral ceasefire with rebels until the end of October a decree by President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said, two...

Doubt expressed over South Sudan ceasefire

-
The United States, Britain and the United Nations were sceptical of South Sudan President Salva Kiir's declaration of a unilateral ceasefire, noting...

South Sudan’s Kiir declares unilateral ceasefire, prisoner release

-
The president of war-ravaged South Sudan declared a unilateral ceasefire and promised to release political prisoners, but with no sign of a...

Sudan ceasefire extended

-
Sudan said on Sunday it would extend a unilateral ceasefire in fighting with rebels in the country's warring regions to six months,...

Mozambique ceasefire extended

-
Mozambique's Renamo opposition party has extended a ceasefire for two months to allow dialogue with President Filipe Nyusi's government and reduce civilian...

Sudan’s Bashir announces a month ceasefire extension

-
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has announced a one-month extension of his unilateral ceasefire in fighting with rebels in the country's war...

Few leave after Benghazi ceasefire announced

-
Just 10 people left a besieged neighbourhood in the east Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday after forces surrounding the area said...

Somalian PM secures ceasefire

-
Somalia's prime minister said at the weekend he had secured a ceasefire between two warring regions in the Horn of Africa nation,...

Ceasefire between Somalia’s Puntland and Galmadug collapses, 20 killed

-
A week-old ceasefire between the forces of two semi-autonomous regions of Somalia broke down at the weekend as fighting over a disputed...

Mali Islamist militant leader announces unilateral ceasefire

-
The head of the Islamist militant group Ansar Dine has agreed to cease attacks in Mali that have killed dozens of civilians,...

Aleppo ceasefire has started, Syria promises “safe exit”

-
The Syrian military said on Thursday a unilateral ceasefire backed by Russia had come into force to allow people to leave besieged...

Nigerian oil ceasefire threatened by local anger at military

-
A truce in the conflict in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta is in danger of being derailed by anger at the military over...

Nigerian militant group agrees on ceasefire, ready for dialogue

-
A Nigerian militant group, which has claimed a wave of attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta, said it was ready...

Sudan ceasefire talks collapse after less than a week

-
Talks to secure a lasting ceasefire in Sudan's three warring regions under a road map for peace have collapsed less than a...

Ceasefire talks begin in Sudan

-
Talks to secure a lasting ceasefire in Sudan's three war-ravaged regions began on Tuesday, a day after an opposition coalition signed on...

No plan for Delta ceasefire – Nigerian militants

-
The Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group that has claimed responsibility for attacks on oil and gas facilities in Nigeria's southern energy...