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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...

DRC militia members jailed for life on rape charges

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Eleven Congolese militia fighters were jailed for life for raping girls as young as 18 months during ceremonies meant to give the...

South Sudan militia attack leaves 43 dead

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A tribal militia killed at least 43 people in South Sudan's central Jonglei state, local officials said, part of a cycle of...

Hundreds massacred in DR Congo army/militia power struggle

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Congolese army commanders orchestrated a wave of massacres killing hundreds between 2014 and 2016 as they vied for influence with anti-government insurgents...

Militias renew attacks in Central African Republic town

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Christian militias in Central African Republic launched several attacks on Bangassou, attempting to seize a cathedral housing displaced Muslims and killing a...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...