Nine aid workers killed in South Sudan in November: UN (14.12.2017)

A total of nine aid workers were killed in South Sudan in November alone, the United Nations said on Wednesday. … According to OCHA, 103 humanitarian access incidents were reported in November, compared to 116 in October and that six security incidents forced suspension of aid operations in...

Somalia suicide bomber kills police at Mogadishu academy (14.12.2017)

A suicide bomber has killed at least 18 police officers during a parade at a training centre in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. … The militant Islamist group al-Shabab has said it carried out the attack.

South Sudan needs $1.7 bln humanitarian aid in 2018 (13.12.2017)

South Sudan needs $1.7 billion in aid next year to help 6 million people -- half of its population -- cope with the effects of war, hunger and economic decline, the government and the United Nations announced on Wednesday.

AMISOM rejects allegations of human rights violations (13.12.2017)

The African Union Commission has rejected allegations of human rights violations by AMISOM troops contained in a report launched by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Human Rights and Protection Group (HRPG) and the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Sahel force could tackle jihadists 'without antagonizing communities' (13.12.2017)

A new African military force in the Sahel region could be operational in the next few months after donors pledged millions at a conference in France. Paul Melly from Chatham House talked to DW about the G5 Sahel force.

Creating conditions conducive to stability in Guinea-Bissau (13.12.2017)

The conclusions of this weekend’s 52nd Ordinary Summit of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will be decisive in resolving the political deadlock in Guinea-Bissau. Despite the three-month time limit given to Guinea-Bissau...

Faced by weakened opposition, Nkurunziza bids to extend rule (13.12.2017)

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza launched a campaign on Tuesday for constitutional changes that could keep him in power until 2034. Coming two years after a violent crackdown on opponents of Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term, it is unclear what form opposition to the move will take.

Death toll from fighting in South Sudan's Great Lakes rises to 170 (12.12.2017)

The death toll from inter-clan fighting in South Sudan’s Great Lakes region last week - a new source of violence in a country devastated by a four-year civil war - has reached at least 170, officials said on Tuesday.

Finding the right role for the G5 Sahel Joint Force - ICG report (12.12.2017)

Launched in February 2017, the G5 Sahel joint force is an experiment in a region crowded by sometimes-competing military and diplomatic initiatives. Weapons and money will not be enough to resolve the Sahel’s crises, so the force must win the trust and support of both local populations and regional...

EU Naval Force marks 9 years fighting pirates off Somalia (11.12.2017)

The European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) on Friday marked the ninth anniversary of its Operation Atalanta, the successful counter-piracy operation … .