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UK sanctions Libyan al-Kaniyat militia and its leaders – statement

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Britain on Thursday imposed sanctions against Libya’s Kaniyat militia, saying those who breached international law in Libya would have to face consequences. British Foreign Secretary...

More than 30 killed in militia attacks in western Ethiopia

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Armed militia men killed more than 30 people in the Metakal zone of Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region, a senior opposition leader told Reuters on Thursday,...

Militia enters city unopposed in east Congo, surrounds prison

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Around 100 heavily-armed rebel fighters entered the city of Bunia in eastern Congo with a police escort on Friday, in an apparent show of...

US imposes sanctions on Central African Republic militia leader

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The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on the leader of a Central African Republic-based militia group, the Treasury Department said, accusing the leader,...

Militia kills 16 villagers in Democratic Republic of Congo raid

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Militia fighters killed 16 people in a raid on a village in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, the latest in a spate...

Armed group kills 20 villagers in northeast Congo

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An armed group killed at least 20 civilians in an overnight raid on a village in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the...

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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...