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South Sudan's former rebel leader Machar agrees to form unity government with President Kiir (20.02.2020)

South Sudan’s former rebel leader Riek Machar said he has agreed to form a unity government with President Salva Kiir following a meeting at state house on Thursday. “We had a meeting with the president on the outstanding issues. We have agreed to form the government on 22 Feb.”

Chad soldiers repel CCMSR rebel incursion from Libya, army says (19.02.2020)

The rebel group, the Military Command Council for the Salvation of the Republic (CCMSR), acknowledged the deadly fighting, saying its forces had conducted a “strategic pullback”.

Government suspends Libya talks after Haftar attacks Tripoli port (18.02.2020)

Libya’s internationally recognized government on Tuesday suspended talks hosted by the United Nations to halt warfare over the capital after eastern forces shelled Tripoli’s port, killing three people and almost hitting a highly explosive gas tanker.

Europe's new Libya mission draws criticism (18.02.2020)

European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to launch a revamped mission to try to monitor and enforce an international weapons embargo on warn-torn Libya … But few observers believe the new mission will have much impact as EU naval assets will be deployed at least 100 kilometers away from the...

12 FPRC militia fighters killed in clashes with Central African and UN troops in Birao (18.02.2020)

In a February 18 statement, the U.N. peacekeeping mission MINUSCA said blue helmets and CAR armed forces (FACA) had repelled “heavily armed” FPRC fighters who were threatening a FACA base, the U.N. base, and a site for internally displaced people.

Sudan, South Sudan to deploy joint military observers in Abyei (16.02.2020)

In a report to the UN Security Council, the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) said it discussed with the two countries a plan to establish checkpoints to search for weapons and ammunition and control the reported movements of armed elements within the Abyei Area.

Libya arms embargo is a joke, says UN envoy as ceasefire talks continue (16.02.2020)

The UN-backed arms embargo in Libya has become a joke and the country’s financial position is deteriorating rapidly, the UN deputy special envoy for Libya, Stephanie Williams, has said after foreign ministers met in Munich to try to enforce a ceasefire between the two warring sides.

Burundi opposition party picks Agathon Rwasa to run for president (16.02.2020)

Rwasa will run in the upcoming polls against army General Evariste Ndayishimiye, an ally of Nkurunziza who was chosen last month by the ruling CNDD-FDD party to be its candidate.

Hemetti calls for code of conduct to achieve Sudan’s transition, complains of marginalization (15.02.2020)

Sudan’s leading member of the Transitional Sovereign Council Mohamed Hamdan Daglo "Hemetti" complained of his marginalization by Hamdok government and called for code of conduct to enhance confidence with the ruling coalition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC).

South Sudan president offers key compromise for peace (15.02.2020)

Kiir said the country would now be divided among the original 10 states, plus three "administrative areas" of Pibor, Ruweng and Abyei.