Archive for October, 2015

Boko Haram clash with Cameroon army

Friday, October 23, 2015 Comments Off

Douala – Fighters group Boko Haram in Nigeria clashed with soldiers in neighboring Cameroon Friday after raiding a village in a remote border region that humanitarian groups turns into a war zone. The militant Islamist fighters attacked Kerala Far North Zone of Cameroon Thursday afternoon, killing at least 12 people, an official said, the same […]

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Heavy casualties feared after mosque blast in Yola

Friday, October 23, 2015 Comments Off

Yola – Heavy casualties were feared Friday after an explosion devastated a newly commissioned mosque in the capital of Adamawa state, northern Nigeria Yola, rescuers told AFP. The explosion took place at about 14:00 (1300 GMT) at the mosque Jambutu Juma’at in Jimeta area of ​​the city, shortly after the imam had finished his inaugural […]

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Nigeria: 27 dead and 96 wounded in the attack against a mosque in Yola

Friday, October 23, 2015 Comments Off

At least 27 people were killed and 96 injured in the Friday attack conducted against the mosque Jambutu in Yola in the north-eastern Nigeria, announced the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). “For now, we have 27 dead and 96 wounded,” told AFP Sa’ad Bello, coordinator of the agency in Adamawa state, a region targeted in […]

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Burundi: UN alarmed by the “deteriorating situation”

Friday, October 23, 2015 Comments Off

The United Nations again sounding the alarm. The High Commissioner of the UN Human Rights expressed concern Friday, October 23 the “rapid deterioration” of the situation in Burundi, reporting that at least 198 people have been killed there since late April. Among them, 63 died in the past three weeks. “We are shocked by what […]

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Malian President to France to seek political and financial support for peace process

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Comments Off

PARIS – Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta seeking political and financial support for the country’s peace process during an official two-day visit to France. Keita met with French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday before a dinner at the Elysée Palace to celebrate the first state visit of a Malian president since the country’s independence from […]

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Paris hosts a conference on peace, economic recovery in Mali

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Comments Off

A conference for development, peace and the consolidation of the economic recovery in Mali will be held Thursday in Paris, with the participation of Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra. The conference, entitled “Building a Emergin Mali,” following the Peace Agreement and reconciliation in Mali obtained through the efforts […]

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Nigerian troops kill 150 extremist Boko Haram

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Comments Off

Yola – self-defense fighters say they have fought alongside the Nigerian troops kill 150 militants of Boko Haram and rescue 36 women and children captive of Islamic insurgency in the north. Jubilant civilians who participated in the attack on Tuesday night said they went to Madagali Gwoza areas and acting on intelligence that extremists were […]

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Attacks in Central African Republic can be war crimes

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Comments Off

New York – The UN Security Council condemns the recent upsurge in violence and instability in the Central African Republic and said some attacks may constitute war crimes. Central African Republic broke out in the widespread sectarian violence after Muslim rebels Seleka overthrew President in 2013 and Balaka anti-Christian militia formed to fight them. Sectarian […]

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Two groups sign a peace agreement in the DRC

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Comments Off

Kinshasa – The leaders of the two ethnic groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo have signed an agreement to end a conflict that has killed hundreds and tens of thousands displaced, a local activist said. Violence since May 2013 in southeastern Congo between militias representing the Luba ethnic group Bantu and Twa, included large-scale […]

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Burkina: international arrest warrant against the wife of the head coup Gilbert Diendéré

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Comments Off

Military justice launched an international arrest warrant against Fatou Diallo Diendéré born, the wife of General Gilbert Diendéré, the leader of the failed coup on September 17 in Burkina Faso, did on Tuesday judicial source in Ouagadougou. “There is only one international mandate that was launched for the time in the coup. It is against […]

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Libya: negotiations continue despite the rejection of the UN peace plan

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Comments Off

After the rejection of the peace plan presented by the UN, Bernardino Leon, UN envoy for Libya, said Wednesday that the negotiating process would still continue to try to get the country out of chaos. “The process [of negotiations] will continue. The political solution is the only alternative, “said, October 21, Bernardino Leon, UN envoy […]

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Congo – Brazzaville: “Gathering, respect and calm” … the message from Holland to Sassou Nguesso

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Comments Off

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday asked his Congolese counterpart, Denis Sassou Nguesso, to “ensure gather, meet and calm” while his country is facing in recent days in clashes between anti-referendum protesters and forces of order. “Denis Sassou Nguesso may consult his people, it’s part of his right and people must respond. Then always make […]

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Mali armed groups sign peace deal

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Comments Off

Former Tuareg rebels in Mali and northern rival groups armed pro-government said they sealed a peace agreement to end hostilities Thursday after days of talks. Mali was hit by violence between the two parties in August and September, despite the peace agreement signed earlier this year. But jihadists armed groups still represent the main threat […]

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Americans to wage-ops against Boko Haram in Nigeria

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Comments Off

Washington – The United States to conduct surveillance and intelligence operations against Boko Haram in Nigeria, sources familiar with the plan told AFP on Friday a major escalation of the role of Washington in the fight against the group Islamist. The operations will be conducted as part of the recently announced deployment of up to […]

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Ugandan troops start pullout South Sudan – Official

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Comments Off

Juba – The Ugandan army began its pullout from neighboring South Sudan, in line with a peace agreement aimed at ending nearly two years of civil war, an official said Tuesday. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has deployed troops to South Sudan in support of President Salva Kiir, who is fighting rebels led by former Vice […]

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Coral struck the Libyan city of Sirte, target ISIS

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Comments Off

Benghazi – Coral conducted air strikes on the Libyan city of Sirte targeting areas controlled by fighters loyal to militant Islamic state, a witness in the town said Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage strikes Monday. Internationally recognized Libyan government forces shelled Islamist militants in the past. But an official was […]

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7 UN police ambush in Central African Republic

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Comments Off

New York – The United Nations says seven UN police officers were ambushed and illegally detained by suspected members of anti-Balaka Christian militia in the grip of violence in the Central African Republic. The spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the UN International Police said Monday the offices were arrested and released Sunday night near Boali in […]

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Darfour: Khartoum bloque des livraisons destinées à la Minuad

Friday, October 16, 2015 Comments Off

Le gouvernement soudanais bloque la livraison de fournitures essentielles, dont des rations, aux soldats de la mission de paix conjointe ONU-Union africaine (Minuad) au Darfour, a affirmé mercredi à des journalistes l’ambassadeur britannique à l’ONU Matthew Rycroft. “Nous sommes inquiets de constater que le gouvernement du Soudan empêche la Minuad de faire son travail” et […]

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Algeria, Sudan welcomes agreement on the formation of the unity government in Libya

Friday, October 16, 2015 Comments Off

ALGIERS Algeria and Sudan welcomed the announcement by the UN envoy to Libya on an agreement on the formation of a national unity government in Libya, according to a joint statement issued at the end the visit of the Sudanese President Omar Hassan El Bashir to Algeria. “The two sides welcomed the announcement by the […]

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France says it discuss new UN sanctions list for Central Africa

Friday, October 16, 2015 Comments Off

Paris – France said on Thursday it was working with its partners in the UN Security Council to impose new sanctions on individuals who threaten the peace and political transition block in the Central African Republic (CAR). Car has been in turmoil since Muslim fighters briefly seized Seleka power in the country with a Christian […]

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Northern Mali: armed groups of the CMA and Platform announced that they have “made peace”

Friday, October 16, 2015 Comments Off

The former rebels in northern Mali and pro-government armed groups, who have clashed violently in August, announced Thursday night sealing the peace after days of talks. According to officials of the two camps joined, discussions between the Coordination of movements of Azawad (CMA, former Tuareg rebellion dominant) and Platform (pro-government coalition of

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Burkina: General Gilbert Diendéré charged with “crimes against humanity”

Friday, October 16, 2015 Comments Off

At a press conference on Friday, Colonel Sita Sangare, the director of Military Justice, announced that the putschist General Diendéré Gilbert was charged with eleven chief of charges, including that of “crime against humanity”. His case worsens. General Diendéré Gilbert, who took September 17 the head of the attempted coup against the transitional regime, is […]

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Libyan FM in Egypt for security talks

Friday, October 16, 2015 Comments Off

CAIRO: Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed al-Dairi of the internationally recognized government arrived in Cairo on Tuesday in the United Arab Emirates to present the latest developments in Libya. The government based in Tobruk and Cairo have called for the lifting of an arms embargo on the Libyan army. Egypt has also warned against the delay […]

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Mali: at least six people killed in an ambush southeast of Timbuktu

Friday, October 16, 2015 Comments Off

At least six people were killed Tuesday in the region of Timbuktu in northern Mali, in an ambush attributed to Islamists. “At least six civilians were killed, burned or shot dead after a double attack organized by Islamists in a nearby locality Gossi, south of Timbuktu,” said an administrative source.

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Central African rebels, soldiers clash

Friday, October 16, 2015 Comments Off

Bangui – French troops and UN arrested a rebel march toward the capital of the Central African Republic this week, clashes with fighters most Muslims, about 180km northeast of Bangui, a spokesman for the government said . Said Dominique Paguindji and residents said the troops fought rebels Seleka Saturday in the town of Sibut, after […]

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Nigerian military said closure on Boko Haram militants

Friday, October 16, 2015 Comments Off

Lagos – The Nigerian army said Sunday that he was close to Islamist Boko Haram militants and warned of serious consequences if they fail to “surrender”. “They have to follow their colleagues who have so far surrendered. Failure to make will result in serious consequences that our troops are now closing in on them, “said […]

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Explosion near the Libyan Parliament in session

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Comments Off

Libyan security officials say an explosion detonated near the Parliament in the capital, Tripoli, as legislators were in session. The officials, who are loyal to the Islamist-backed government based in Tripoli say no casualties were reported. Officials say that the parliament session continued undeterred, with legislators to discuss names.

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UN chief calls on Libyan parties to reach deal on govt of national agreement

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Comments Off

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday reiterated its call to the Libyan parties to enter into political dialogue and sign an agreement that will lead to the formation of a national consensus government. “Only a government of national concord unite Libyans and enable them, with the support of the international community to address these challenges,” […]

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Situation in Mali: “Progress” has been made recently

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Comments Off

“Progress” has been made recently on the situation in Mali, said Tuesday in Algiers to advise the French President for Africa Hélène Le Gall, stressing “the influence” of Algeria in the region. “We addressed African issues and we have noted that progress has been made recently on the situation in Mali. We must continue in […]

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Boko Haram militants kill at least 11 troops from Chad

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Comments Off

Suspected militants of Boko Haram group in Nigeria have killed 11 soldiers in an attack neighboring Chad during the night in a border region, a Chadian military source said. Seventeen attackers also died in fighting, the source told Reuters. Chad is a major contributor to a regional force 8700 strong fight against Boko Haram, which […]

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At least 100 militants killed in attack on Nigerian military base

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Comments Off

Over 100 Boko Haram militants were killed in an attack against the barracks of the Nigerian army in Goniri area of ​​Yobe state early Wednesday, a military spokesman said. Seven soldiers were killed while nine others were wounded in the attack, Colonel Sani Usman said. “On the last count more than 100 terrorist bodies were […]

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Mali Govt, Rebels Swap Prisoners in Peace Deal

Monday, October 5, 2015 Comments Off

Mali’s government and a major Tuareg-led rebel alliance exchanged prisoners this week, the two sides and a UN source have said, in a move hailed as a step forward for the country’s fledgling peace process. A total of 47 prisoners were traded between the government and the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA), and marks […]

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Tunisia joining US-led coalition against IS: PM

Monday, October 5, 2015 Comments Off

Tunisia’s prime minister said on Saturday (Oct 3) that his country is joining the US-led military coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria and Iraq mainly to “exchange information”. IS claimed an attack that killed 38 foreign tourists at a seaside resort near Sousse in June, and authorities also blame the extremist group […]

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Egypt, Tunisia willing to fight against terrorism growing in the region

Monday, October 5, 2015 Comments Off

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi expressed Sunday their commitment to fight against terrorism growing in the region. The two leaders also discussed cooperation in the fight against terrorism and extremism that threatens both peoples. Sisi and Essebsi also condemned the incidents at al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem that threatened […]

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Shabaab takes two towns in central Somalia

Monday, October 5, 2015 Comments Off

The radical Islamist group al-Shabaab on Friday took two towns in central Somalia, officials and witnesses said. “Amara and Ba’adwayn are now under full control of al-Shabaab fighters,” said a regional senior official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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