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CAR militia infighting

Militia infighting in Central African Republic (CAR) killed 40 people over the weekend and forced hundreds from their homes, local authorities said. The bloodshed...

CAR militia leaders accused of war crimes

The alleged leaders of Central African Republic militias, one prominent in African football, heard details of war crimes accusations against them at the International...

Iraq PM orders Iran-allied militias to be reined in

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Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sought on Monday to curb the powers of influential Iranian-backed Shi’ite Muslim militias, a politically risky move apparently...

Civilians killed in Central African Republic

An armed militia killed 34 civilians in an attack in Central African Republic (CAR), a government spokesman said, issuing a deadline for the group’s...

Mali struggles to disarm ethnic militia

Shortly after rolling into the central Malian town Koro to detain a leader of an ethnic militia suspected of massacring about 160 villagers, a...

Militia killings surge in Sahel

Africa’s Sahel region has seen a huge surge in civilian deaths in the past five months due to Islamist militants and ethnic militia attacks,...

Tripoli death toll hits 10

The death toll in clashes between rival militias in Tripoli has risen to 10 with 41 wounded this week, the health ministry said. Fighting broke...

Nigerian militia group releases over 800 children – UN

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A militia fighting the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria released 833 children from its own ranks, some as young...

Militia violence hampers Ebola fight in DR Congo

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Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo prevented aid workers from reaching potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that has so...

Al Shabaab, militia clashes leave 17 dead

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At least 17 people were killed in fighting between militants from Somalia's al Shabaab group and clan militias in the central semi-autonomous...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...