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Nigeria, Cameroon vow closer cooperation against Boko Haram (30.07.2015)

The leaders of Nigeria and Cameroon pledged on Thursday to improve the exchange of intelligence and security cooperation along their border in a bid to tackle Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

South Sudan says African Union inquiry found ’no evidence of genocide’ (29.07.2015)

The South Sudanese government has welcomed and commended the African Union (AU) for releasing a report, which it said found no evidence of genocide committed in the country’s ongoing war and recommended the need for reconciliation.

Command of EU training mission in Mali handed to Germany (29.07.2015)

Germany has assumed command of the European Union Training Mission in Mali (EUTM), taking over from Spain. Some 600 EU military personnel from 24 countries have been training Malian troops since 2013, with 5 500 soldiers trained.

House of Representatives plans law to extend its term of office (29.07.2015)

The House of Representatives (HoR) plans to debate and vote on Monday on a bill to extend its life beyond 21 October. That is the date when its mandate expires under the amendment to Constitutional Declaration passed last year by the General National Congress when it agreed to the creation of the...

Congo opposition urges resistance to third term for Sassou (29.07.2015)

Republic of Congo opposition parties called on the population Wednesday to resist attempts at constitutional reform that could pave the way for President Denis Sassou Nguesso to seek a third term in next year's presidential election.

Obama warns government on missing August peace deal deadline (28.07.2015)

South Sudan's warring factions may face further international pressure if they do not reach a peace deal by August 17, United States President Barack Obama has said.

72 Al Shabaan militias killed in Amisom raids (28.07.2015)

The Amisom and Somalia National Army troops have captured 22 towns and villages from al Shabaab and killed 72 insurgent fighters in eight days. Amisom spokesperson Lt Col Paul Njuguna said they were on Operation Juba Corridor.

Security Council authorizes ongoing AU deployment, extends UN assistance mission (28.07.2015)

The Security Council today authorized the Member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for an additional 10 months, until 30 May 2016. … The Council also extended the mandate of the UN Special Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)...

Al Shabaab urges Muslim in the region to rise up (28.07.2015)

The leader of Somali armed group Al-Shabaab has urged Muslims in east-Africa region to rise up in arms and participate in Jihad. Sheikh Ahmed Omar Abu-Ubeyda has urged people to join the group training camps in Somalia.

Security Council condemns Boko Haram violence (28.07.2015)

While acknowledging progress made against Boko Haram following joint regional military efforts in recent months, the United Nations Security Council today encouraged increased regional cooperation to stamp out the terrorist group, which the Council strongly condemned for its ongoing deadly...