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Darfur rebels building up military strength in Libya (16.08.2018)

Rebel groups from Sudan's Darfur region are strengthening their foothold in Libya, building up their military strength in a bid to return to Sudan and fight on, according to a confidential report on Wednesday. The report by a UN panel of experts said Sudan was continuing to pour weapons into Darfur...

Interview: Nicholas Haysom, UN Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan (16.08.2018)

The numerous broken peace deals in South Sudan in the past raise concerns about implementation. … The PSC Report spoke to the United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Nicholas Haysom, about progress in the peace process and lessons learnt.

Mali president Keita wins re-election with 67 pct of vote (16.08.2018)

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won re-election with 67 percent of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said on Thursday.

Sudan renews adherence to unilateral ceasefire (15.08.2018)

Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) on Tuesday has renewed its commitment to the unilateral cessation of hostilities on all war zones. … Three Darfur armed groups, Sudan Liberation Movement led by Minni Minnawi (SLM/A), the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), and Sudan Liberation Movement–Transitional...

DRC wins the battle for stability, but not yet the war (15.08.2018)

Successful conflict management is hard to find anywhere these days - and often least so in Central Africa. It is all the more important then to look at recent developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and acknowledge that domestic opposition, coupled with regional and international...

Briefing: All you need to know about South Sudan's new power-sharing accord (14.08.2018)

This briefing, drawn from interviews with analysts, rights advocates, aid workers, and refugees, assesses whether the new agreements represent a major milestone in ending the civil war or are more likely another false dawn for efforts to forge lasting peace.

Mali opposition candidate rejects presidential election results (14.08.2018)

Soumaila Cisse has vowed to reject the results of the presidential runoff vote, calling on supporters "to rise up." Turnout for the election was poor as hundreds of polling stations were closed over insecurity.

Militias force nearly 2,000 to leave Libyan capital’s largest shelter for IDPs: UNHCR (14.08.2018)

Libyan militias have forced nearly 2,000 people from an ethnic minority likely targeted for their alleged links to the former Gadaffi Government, to flee long-established shelters in the capital Tripoli, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

Cameroon’s Far North: a new chapter in the fight against Boko Haram – new ICG report (14.08.2018)

The intensity of the conflict against Boko Haram in Cameroon’s Far North has diminished, though the movement still poses a threat and the humanitarian situation remains precarious. Long-term stability hinges on how the government resolves two principal security challenges: first, dealing with...

UN urges steps to ensure future elections not ‘marred’ by rights abuses seen in recent polls (13.08.2018)

[…] The report – from the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the UN human rights office (OHCHR) – details violations and abuses by State security forces, including the police and intelligence agencies, and non-State groups, including Al Shabaab, before, during and after parliamentary and...