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Violence on the rise in Darfur following Sudan military takeover, but UN-AU peacekeeping mission maintains ‘robust posture’ (17.04.2019)

The mission is currently drawing down, but the political landscape “has drastically changed, and has the potential to affect our mandate implementation going forward”, said the top official in Darfur, citing a postponement of a sector headquarters handover that was due to take place on Monday.

Rebels in southern Sudan announce halt to hostilities until July 31 (17.04.2019)

The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, a rebel group in the states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan, said on Wednesday it was ceasing all hostilities until July 31 as a "goodwill gesture" after the overthrow of president Omar al-Bashir.

Nearly 180 dead and 800 injured in Haftar's assaults on Tripoli (17.04.2019)

The prime minister, Fayez al-Sarraj, visited some of the sites struck by missiles after which he called for three days of mourning. He said evidence of the brutal attacks on civilian neighbourhoods would be handed to the international criminal court (ICC).

Peace accord - partners push for rapid implementation (17.04.2019)

(A) United Nations, African Union and European Union mission is in the country on a four-day visit to help hasten up the implementation of the February 5, 2019 Khartoum Political, Peace and Reconciliation Accord. The delegation is made up of Smail Chergui, African Union Commissioner for Peace and...

UN chief appoints adviser to help AU mediation in Sudan (16.04.2019)

The U.N. secretary-general has appointed special adviser Nicholas Haysom to support the African Union's mediation efforts in Sudan, where the military ousted longtime President Omar al-Bashir last week.

East Libyan forces' push for Tripoli stirs foreign divisions (16.04.2019)

Paris has given Haftar support in the past, viewing him as the best bet to end the chaos since a NATO-backed rebellion to end Gadhafi's murderous four-decade rule. Italy, with considerable oil interests in the OPEC member, supports the Tripoli government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and was...

Ebola is real, Congo president tells sceptical population (16.04.2019)

Mistrust of first responders and widespread misinformation propagated by some community leaders has led many in affected areas of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to refuse vaccinations. Instead, they turn to traditional healers, whose clinics have contributed to the haemorrhagic fever's...

Massacre in Mali demonstrates need to prioritize protection of civilians in MINUSMA’s mandate (15.04.2019)

While international actors, through different mandates, pursue shared goals regarding the stabilization of Mali and the region and the implementation of the peace process, they have all tended to overlook the protection needs in central Mali, where intercommunal tensions have been aggravated by...

Dozens dead in fighting between Chad soldiers, jihadists (15.04.2019)

Fighting between Chad soldiers and Boko Haram jihadists killed dozens, including 63 "terrorists", in an overnight attack on a military base, an army spokesman said Monday. … Last month, 23 soldiers were killed in the Lake Chad region in the deadliest attack yet on the Chadian army by Boko Haram.

DR Congo troops kill 36 Burundi rebels in east (12.04.2019)

The Congolese army mounted a series of operations between April 6 and 8 in the eastern province of South Kivu aimed at regaining territory against the Burundian rebel groups National Liberation Forces (FNL) and the Burundian Republican Forces (FOREBU).