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Guinea-Bissau run-off to decide president (17.04.2014)

No candidate has secured an outright victory in Sunday's presidential election in Guinea-Bissau, the electoral commission has said. A run-off vote between the top two contenders will be held next month.

Looming polls raise Burundi’s risk profile (17.04.2014)

As the country gears up for elections at some yet-to-be-determined date next year, several issues are setting the crisis needle twitching.

Number of civilians protected at UN peacekeeping bases is ‘swelling’ (16.04.2014)

Spiraling violence has forced an increasing number of civilians in South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity state are seeking refuge with the United Nations peacekeeping mission, it was confirmed today.

Chad pulls out all troops from Central Africa (16.04.2014)

Chad said Wednesday it had withdrawn its entire contingent from the Central African Republic, in the wake of accusations its troops had carried out an unprovoked attack in the capital Bangui last month.

DRC concerned with CAR continued violence (16.04.2014)

Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) information minister has expressed concern that the conflict in neighboring Central African Republic (CAR) could threaten security of the entire region.

Difficile mobilisation internationale pour la Centrafrique - Guterrres (16.04.2014)

Attirer l'attention des gouvernements et des opinions sur la gravité de la crise en République centrafricaine et les dangers qu'elle provoque pour la région demeure difficile, a souligné mercredi Antonio Guterres, le Haut Commissaire pour les Réfugiés des Nations unies.

Pro-Machar forces 'seize' Bentiu (15.04.2014)

Rebel forces in South Sudan have recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu from the government, their spokesman says. … The two sides have repeatedly accused each other of violating a ceasefire signed in January.

UN should halt arms shipments via Ivory Coast after China breach - panel (15.04.2014)

United Nations experts have called for the world body to stop allowing arms for its Mali peacekeepers to be shipped through Ivory Coast after they said a load of military hardware sent by China violated the country's arms embargo.

EU agrees to train Mali police, extends army training mission (15.04.2014)

The new mission will be based in Mali's capital Bamako and last initially for two years, the statement said. The bloc did not say how many advisers it would send. Ministers also agreed to extend an EU mission to train Mali's army by two years until May 2016.