UN slams Sudan protesters for attacks on Darfur NGO premises (22.06.2019)

UN peacekeepers said Friday that a group of protesters looted and destroyed several properties of the World Food Programme and aid agency World Vision in Darfur, Sudan, this week. The "dangerous attacks" were carried out on June 19 and 20 in the town of Graida in the state of South Darfur, the...

South Sudan offers to mediate Sudan conflict (21.06.2019)

South Sudan's government is offering to mediate between Sudan's ruling military council and the opposition, in return for Sudan's role mediating South Sudanese peace talks last year. … Kiir expects to host talks between the Sudanese military and opposition in Juba in the coming days, [South Sudan...

Despite peace deal, population faces daily acts of violence, UN envoy warns (20.06.2019)

Although the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR), armed groups and civil society representatives are all taking part in the process that followed the signing of a deal signed in February, civilians continue to suffer daily acts of violence, the top UN official in the country told the...

Running out of options in Burundi – new ICG report (20.06.2019)

Talks about ending Burundi’s crisis – sparked by the president’s decision to seek a third term – have fizzled out. With elections nearing in 2020, tensions could flare. Strong regional pressure is needed to begin opening up the country’s political space before the balloting.

ICC prosecutor: Omar al-Bashir must answer for Darfur abuses now (19.06.2019)

Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) should hand over overthrown President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face justice for masterminding atrocities in the western Darfur region, the court's prosecutor has said.

Gunmen kill 41 in central Mali (19.06.2019)

Unidentified gunmen on motorcycles attacked two villages in central Mali, killing at least 41 people in a part of the country where ethnic reprisal attacks surged in recent months, a local mayor said.

300,000 flee flare-up of ethnic violence in north-eastern DR Congo (18.06.2019)

More than 300,000 people have been forced to flee resurgent inter-ethnic violence in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just this month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday. Citing multiple attacks and counter-attacks between Hema herders and Lendu farmers, UNHCR...

Making the Central African Republic’s latest peace agreement stick – new ICG report (18.06.2019)

A deal to end six years of war in the Central African Republic could come unglued if not strengthened. The government should hold signatory armed groups accountable to criteria for improved behaviour and back local peace initiatives. Neighbours should push armed groups to cease provocations.

Anger over G5 Sahel headquarters transfer to Bamako (17.06.2019)

The G5 Sahel force includes Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania, Niger as well as Mali, and people in Bamako do not want its headquarters based there.

At least 161 dead in northeast Congo in apparent ethnic clashes (17.06.2019)

At least 161 people have been killed in a northeastern province of Democratic Republic of Congo in the past week, local officials said on Monday, in an apparent resurgence of ethnic clashes between farming and herding communities.