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Terror in Uganda: what’s driving the Islamic State-linked rebels

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The Islamic State Central Africa Province recently attacked and killed two foreign tourists and a citizen in a Ugandan nature park. Located in the...

Southern African troops versus M23 rebels in the DRC: four risks...

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The security situation in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to deteriorate. The region comprises North Kivu, South Kivu...

DRC: rising Twirwaneho rebel group highlights the unending volatility of the...

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The three-decade conflict in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to the proliferation of hundreds of armed groups....

ISS: School terror attack highlights Uganda’s security gaps

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On 16 June, militants stormed Mpondwe Lhubiriha Secondary School in western Uganda, near the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) border, killing at least...

Congo army says it has driven rebels out of eastern villages

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Democratic Republic of Congo's army said on Monday it had recovered two strategic villages near the eastern border with Uganda after they were seized...

Central African Republic declares unilateral ceasefire in fight with rebels

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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...

Central African Republic rebel attack death toll rises to 20

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The death toll from an attack three days ago by rebel fighters in Central African Republic on a small convoy of semi-trucks filled with...

Syrian army steps up offensive on rebel redoubt in southwestern city

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Syrian elite forces aided by pro-Iranian militias stepped up an offensive on Tuesday against a rebel enclave in a southwestern pocket bordering Jordan and...

Syrian rebels attack army outposts in southern Syria

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Syrian rebels waged a spate of mortar attacks on Syrian army checkpoints in the southern province of Deraa in the biggest flare-up of violence...

Dozens of Congo’s rebels lay down weapons in the east

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Dozens of militia fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo have laid down their weapons and surrendered, the first to do so since President...

Chad military claims victory over rebels in the north

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Chad's military claimed victory on Sunday in its weeks-long battle with northern rebels that led to the death of President Idriss Deby on the...

Chadian army battles rebels in northern town

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Chad’s army battled with rebels on Thursday near the town of Nokou, about 20 km from where former president Idriss Deby was fatally wounded...

Rebels threaten to march on capital as Chad reels from president’s...

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Rebel forces set their sights on Chad’s capital N’Djamena on Wednesday following the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby, threatening to bring more disruption...

Rebels attacked Chad border post on election day – government

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A group of Libya-based rebels attacked a Chadian border post in the north of the country as polling stations began counting votes from the...

Central African Republic declares state of emergency to combat rebels

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Central African Republic declared a state of emergency on Thursday to help it crack down on armed groups, as the United Nations’ envoy to...

Bullets and panic: rebels attack Central African Republic capital

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Rebels in Central African Republic attacked the capital early on Wednesday, but were repelled by President Faustin-Archange Touadera’s security forces and United Nations peacekeepers,...

Rebels attack Central African Republic’s capital, says PM

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Security forces in Central African Republic repelled an attack on Wednesday by armed groups seeking to seize the capital Bangui, athorities said, in a...

Turkey urged to rein in Syrian rebels

Turkey must rein in Syrian rebels it supports in northern Syria who may have carried out kidnappings, torture and looting of civilian property, UN...

At least 15 dead as rebels attack southern Burundi

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At least 15 people were killed when gunmen attacked an area in southern Burundi, three local witnesses told Reuters on Monday. It was unclear whether...

Mali militants say they are open to talks if foreign troops...

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Al Qaeda-linked militants have said they will only attend peace talks with Mali’s government if it expels French and United Nations forces. There was no...

South Sudan rebels claim they killed eight soldiers

A South Sudanese rebel group said it killed eight soldiers in the south of the country, underlining the fragility of the oil-rich east African...

Burundi rebels killed in clashes with DR Congo troops

Congolese troops killed 36 Burundian rebels in clashes with armed groups in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo and three soldiers also died,...

Rebels held in Chad

Scores of rebels are in army custody in northern Chad following air strikes to repel an incursion from Libya, Chad’s army and intelligence sources...

Rebel infighting escalates in northwest Syria

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Clashes among rival Syrian rebel factions have spread across northwest Syria, rebels and residents said on Thursday, in the latest bout of tit-for-tat fighting...

Last South Sudan rebels in exiles return home

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The last group of South Sudanese rebels in exile in Democratic Republic of Congo left to return home or third country destinations,...

Syrian rebels exercise with US marines

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Rare military exercises with US marines in southern Syria sent a strong message to Russia and Iran that Americans and rebels intend...

Turkey arming Syrian rebels

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Turkey stepped up arms supplies to Syrian rebels to help stave off an expected offensive by the Syrian army and its Russian...

Children recount trauma of abduction after mass release by South Sudan...

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Bakhita was only 12 years old when rebels snatched her from her family's farm, adding her to a grim list of almost...

South Sudan rebel group releases prisoners

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A South Sudanese rebel group released 15 army soldiers it had been holding to yhe International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC),...

South Sudan government forces attacked by rebels

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Twenty-seven people were killed when rebels attacked government forces in South Sudan, a local government official said. Three government soldiers and 24 fighters...

DR Congo rebels advance on eastern city

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Rebels in eastern DR Congo advanced to the outskirts of Uvira near the Burundi border residents said, spreading panic and confining thousands...

Rebel leader handed to Ethiopia

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Somali authorities handed Ethiopia a senior official of the ONLF rebel group, which is fighting for the secession of Ogaden from Ethiopia,...

South Sudan army captures rebel-held town

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South Sudan's government has taken the last town before the main rebel base Pagak, where thousands of civilians fled to escape fighting...

Two wounded as South Sudan rebel groups clash

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Fighting broke out between two rebel groups in South Sudan's southern Equatoria region, a rebel official said, adding another dimension to an...

U.S.-backed Syrian groups take Raqqa district from Islamic State

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A U.S.-backed Syrian coalition of Kurdish and Arab groups advanced against Islamic State in the jihadists' Syrian capital of Raqqa on Sunday,...

Deadly convoy attack in South Sudan

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South Sudan rebels claimed responsibility for an ambush on a convoy of buses and other vehicles travelling on a major highway that...

Egyptian president rejects Bashir allegations

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi rejected his Sudanese counterpart's accusation that Cairo backs rebels aiming to topple the Khartoum government, saying Egypt...

Egypt and Sudan in stand-off over rebels

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accused Egypt of supporting rebels at war with Khartoum, a week ahead of a visit to Cairo by...

Last 1,000 rebels leave Damascus district under evacuation deal

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More than 1,000 insurgents and their families left an opposition-held district of Damascus on Monday, completing an agreement between the Syrian government...

Sudan accuses South Sudan president of meeting rebels

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Sudan has warned South Sudan to cease its support for rebel groups at war with Khartoum, accusing its president of meeting with...

South Sudan rebels kidnap local aid workers

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South Sudanese rebels kidnapped eight locals working for a US charity and are demanding aid deliveries as ransom, a military spokesman said,...

South Sudan general resigns ministerial post, defects to rebels

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A South Sudanese minister has defected to the rebels, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Friday, becoming the second high-level...

Rebels kill 32 in Central African Republic

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Rebels in Central African Republic killed at least 32 civilians after clashes with a rival armed group, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said,...

New Syrian jihadist alliance vows to step up attacks against army

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The head of a new alliance of Syrian Islamist factions, including a former affiliate of al Qaeda, has promised to escalate attacks...

DR Congo to extradite suspected Burundian rebels

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Democratic Republic of Congo is to extradite nearly 200 suspected Burundian rebels, raising concerns by rights groups they could be tortured or...

Uganda detain M23 rebels travelling to DR Congo

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Ugandan security forces detained more than 100 former M23 rebels trying to reach neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said on...

Congo government says M23 rebel fighters cross over border from Uganda

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Armed fighters led by the military commander of former Congolese rebel group M23 have crossed the border into the Democratic Republic of...

Rebels target Fulanis in Central African Republic

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The United Nations' top genocide official said he had reports militia fighters in Central African Republic hunted down and massacred members of...

South Sudan army and rebels clash, at least 15 dead

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South Sudanese soldiers and rebels clashed in a state bordering Sudan, killing at least 15 people as violence raged on in the...

UN chief seeks Security Council help with South Sudan rebels in...

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United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has asked the Security Council for help to resolve a stalemate between peacekeepers and the Democratic Republic...

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