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South Sudan rebel leader to attend talks with president in Addis Ababa (13.06.2018)

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has accepted an invitation from the Ethiopian Prime Minister to talks with South Sudanese president Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa next week, a spokesman for Machar said on Wednesday.

AMISOM meets to evaluate the mission's Quick Impact Projects (13.06.2018)

A senior officials of the African Union Mission in Somalia and partners are meeting in Kenya's capital Nairobi to reflect on the Mission's Quick Impact Projects (QIPs), aimed at improving the quality of life of communities in recovered areas. ... a total of 127 QIPs are already completed and 23 are...

UN extends arms embargo on Libya (13.06.2018)

The Security Council … has renewed measures designed to implement the arms embargo on crisis-torn Libya for another year.

Congo President Kabila will not seek third term: DRC PM (13.06.2018)

Congo’s current President Joseph Kabila will not seek a third mandate in the Central African country’s upcoming December elections because of constitutional term limits that prevent him from running again, Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala said on Tuesday.

AU Mission intensities operations after army base attack (12.06.2018)

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it has enhanced security operations in the restive Somali capital and its environs to flush out al-Shabab militants as the holy month of Ramadan ends later this week.

The Niger-Mali border: subordinating military action to a political strategy – new ICG report (12.06.2018)

The Nigerien government and its allies’ use of military force and non-state armed proxies to curtail jihadist groups along the Niger-Mali border is stoking intercommunal conflict. Niger should instead adopt a political approach which includes reconciliation, dialogue and, in some cases, pardons for...

With realities shifting in Darfur, operations on the ground ‘must change’, urges UN official (11.06.2018)

“The peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) should be directed to the area where it is most needed, namely at the site of continued conflict in the Jebel Marra,” Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the UN Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations, told the Security Council on Monday.

UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper; the second in a week (11.06.2018)

“This brings to five, the number of peacekeepers killed in targeted attacks in the Central African Republic since January 2018, with two attacks occurring in the span of a week,” UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said in a statement issued on behalf of Secretary-General António Guterres.

Why another power-sharing deal in South Sudan has collapsed (07.06.2018)

The parties to the conflict in South Sudan again failed to reach an agreement at the recently concluded High-Level Revitalization Forum in Addis Ababa.

Burundi’s president will not contest presidency in 2020: report (07.06.2018)

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza promised on Thursday not to seek re-election when his term ends in 2020, easing fears of fresh violence in the impoverished country. Nkurunziza had been widely expected to take advantage of recent changes to the constitution to stand for two more terms -...