Archive for October, 2016

UN mission slams attacks on peacekeepers in Central African Republic

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Comments Off

The UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Monday condemned the repeated attacks against its peacekeepers in the country, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here. “A UN convoy was attacked yesterday in the area of Dekoa and another one between Grimai and Sibut three days before,” Dujarric said at a daily news […]

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Algerian army chief of staff meets with European counterparts

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Comments Off

Algerian Deputy Defense Minister, Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah on Tuesday held here in his office head-to-head meetings with counterparts from Italy, Spain and France, Defense Ministry said in a statement.

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At least 56 rebels killed in weekend fighting in S Sudan

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Comments Off

At least 56 rebels and four government soldiers were killed over the weekend as heavy clashes erupted in northeastern South Sudan, an army spokesman said Monday. “The dead bodies of the rebels confirmed after count was 56 … on our side we lost four SPLA fighters and twenty were wounded,” said Sudan People’s Liberation Army […]

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South Sudan’s second city scorched by renewed fighting

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Comments Off

This used to be South Sudan’s second largest city, a bustling center on the White Nile River of more than 120 000 people, many employed in the oil fields nearby. Today Malakal is rubble and almost entirely deserted by civilians, a city emptied by three years of civil war and now by new rounds of […]

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Fierce fighting in key Somali town close to Mogadishu

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Comments Off

Fighting between Somali troops and al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab fighters was ongoing on Tuesday in the key city of Afgoye, some 30km northwest of the capital Mogadishu, a security source and a witness said.

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UK sends troops to help Tunisia fight Daesh

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Comments Off

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said that the UK military will send 40 military troops to Tunisia in an effort to stop the entry of Daesh fighters from neighbouring Libya. According to Fallon, the military personnel will train around 200 Tunisian army elements focusing on operational planning, intelligence, surveillance and mobile patrols.

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US air strikes pound Sirte to oust Daesh

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Comments Off

US aircraft hit Daesh targets with more 30 strikes over the last three days on the Libyan city of Sirte as pro-government forces push into its last militant-held districts, the US military said on Monday. Libyan forces are close to ending a six-month campaign to liberate Sirte from the Daesh group, which took over the […]

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Central African Republic looks for int’l support for rehabilitation plan

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Comments Off

The Central African Republican (CAR) government will meet international partners on Nov. 17 in Brussels to obtain funding for its rehabilitation plan at a cost of 3.1 billion U.S. dollars, an official said. Charles Armel Doubane, foreign minister of CAR, revealed this in an interview with Xinhua recently in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde. The foreign minister […]

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Vice-president of India begins visit to Algeria

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Comments Off

Vice-president of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari started on Monday a three-day official visit to Algeria. Ansari was greeted at Houari-Boumediene international airport by Chairman of the People’s National Assembly Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa, Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra and members of the government.

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Egypt’s president expects long war against IS in Sinai

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Comments Off

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in comments published on Saturday that his country’s war against Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula would be long, but that conditions in the vast and arid region were improving. In an interview with Egypt’s three state-owned newspapers, he acknowledged that both the militants and government forces were getting […]

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US expresses concern over use of force in Libya’s capital

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Comments Off

The United States says it is concerned about reports of the use of force to seize the offices of Libya’s UN-backed National Accord government in the capital, Tripoli. A statement by the US State Department issued late on Saturday also called on all parties to work together for a “safe, prosperous and free Libya.”

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11 dead, 50 000 displaced in week of Somali bloodshed

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Comments Off

A week of violent clashes between rival forces in northern Somalia has killed 11 people and forced more than 50 000 to flee, the UN humanitarian agency said on Saturday. Tensions between the rival regions of Puntland and Galmudug soared last month after Galmudug said 13 of its soldiers were killed in a misdirected US […]

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ICC sends mission to DRC to urge ‘restraint’

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Comments Off

The chief prosecutor of the world’s only permanent war crimes court said on Monday she has sent a team to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to urge restraint after weeks of deadly unrest. More than 50 people died in clashes in the capital Kinshasa in September as the opposition called on President Joseph Kabila, […]

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At least 56 rebels killed in fighting in S Sudan

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Comments Off

At least 56 rebels and four government soldiers were killed over the weekend as heavy clashes erupted in northeastern South Sudan, an army spokesman said Monday. “The dead bodies of the rebels confirmed after count was 56 … on our side we lost four SPLA fighters and twenty were wounded,” said Sudan People’s Liberation Army […]

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