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GNC agrees to attend Geneva Dialogue talks; appoints new team leader (02.09.2015)

In a sudden further twist to its on-off relationship with the UN-brokered dialogue, the continuing General National Congress has agreed to turn up to tomorrow’s talks in Geneva, appointing its first deputy president, Awad Abdul Saddeq, as the new head of its four-man negotiating team.

Security Council adjusts Liberia sanctions (02.09.2015)

The United Nations Security Council today renewed an arms embargo on non-State actors in Liberia for nine months while terminating other sanctions on the country, including a travel ban and asset freeze on those deemed a danger to its stability.

Militia leader surrenders to UN Mission in DR Congo (02.09.2015)

The leader of Raia Mutomboki militia Ngoa Bisire and four of his family members over the weekend surrendered to the UN Mission for Stabilization of Congo (MONUSCO) in North Kivu province, an official source said Monday. … They were transferred to MONUSCO's Demobilization, Disarmament, Reintegration...

DR Congo's Bosco Ntaganda pleads not guilty at ICC trial (02.09.2015)

Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda has pleaded not guilty to all charges at the start of his war crimes trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague. The 18 charges include murder, rape and the recruitment of child soldiers.

Central African Republic unlikely to hold vote on time (02.09.2015)

Central African Republic is falling behind with preparations for Oct. 18 elections and will probably have to delay them, the head of the transitional government said on Tuesday.

Four killed in fresh Burundi unrest (02.09.2015)

At least four people have died in renewed clashes in Burundi, where tensions remain high following President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial re-election, officials and witnesses said Wednesday.

Al-Shabab attacks African Union base (01.09.2015)

Fighters from the al-Shabab militant Islamist group have overrun an African Union military base in southern Somalia, inflicting heavy casualties, witnesses have told the BBC. The militants said they have killed 70 AU soldiers at the Janale base, 90km (55 miles) south-west of the capital.

Transitional council adopts new constitution (01.09.2015)

The transitional council in Central African Republic has adopted a constitution designed to form the base of a new government as the country attempts to turn a page on years of violence, … . Before it becomes law, the constitution agreed on Sunday must pass a referendum set for Oct. 5 and followed...

In Darfur, things have changed, but not for the better (31.08.2015)

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) undertook a field mission to Darfur and Khartoum this month amid growing concern about the situation in Darfur. The African Union (AU) has been involved in attempts to solve the Darfur conflict for over a decade, having started to send peacekeepers to the area...

South Sudan hints at keeping Ugandan troops despite peace deal (31.08.2015)

South Sudanese government said on Monday that Uganda will not withdraw all its troops from the country as stated in the recently signed peace agreement with armed opposition, claiming the former was in the country at the behest of the latter on bilateral arrangement between two sovereign states.