Is LRA rebel leader Joseph Kony hiding in Darfur?
19 April 2022 | 3:12 pm
Former child soldiers are providing new information about the leader of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army. Kony has been on the run since 2005 when the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant.
24 Jan 2017
Sudan has reached an agreement with one of the main rebel groups in the Darfur conflict - a major development in the effort to restore peace to the region.
16 Nov 2017
72-year-old aid worker Margaret Schenkel has been freed by security forces after being held in Sudan for more than a month.
5 Feb 2018
A renegade Congolese colonel who had threatened to depose President Joseph Kabila has been extradited from Tanzania and will be prosecuted for rebellion, Congo's defence minister told Reuters on Monday (February 5).
1 Nov 2018
The former vice president Riek Machar has returned to South Sudan for a 'peace celebration' following an agreement last month.
21 Sep 2019
At the height of the Darfur war — the world's worst conflict in 2004 — a US nurse treated a baby with a leg injury. Fifteen years later, she was reunited with him on board a migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean.
30 Dec 2019
The government and rebel groups agreed to discuss power-sharing and returning millions of people who were displaced. The agreement was hailed as an "important step" towards achieving lasting peace in Darfur.
13 Jun 2020
Ali Kushayb, who led state-backed militias in Darfur, has been charged with 50 war crimes and crimes against humanity. His arrest was dubbed "a great success for the ICC and its efforts to get justice for the victims."
19 Jun 2020
Former Sudanese commander Ali Kushayb, charged with over 50 crimes against humanity, has appeared before the ICC. The Darfur war crimes suspect says the charges against him are "untrue". Also, dozens are killed in new attacks in northeast Nigeria. The violence is the latest in a spike of violence by the group known as the Islamic State West Africa Province. And Burundi's new president will be sworn in this week in a fast-tracked inauguration following the death of incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza. We hear from Burundian refugees who fled unrest under Nkurunziza and are now hoping to return home.
9 Feb 2021
Hundreds of refugees have trickled back to their remote village in South Darfur nearly a decade after fleeing war there. Now, they think they rushed the decision following attacks by local nomads.
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We look at reactions to the nomination of Elisabeth Borne, France's first female prime minister in 30 years. How politically strategic is Emmanuel Macron's choice? Also, British footballer Jake Daniels comes out as a gay in a historic moment and is lauded by the British press. Finally, after manterrupting and mansplaining, beware of "hepeating" – when men get credit for women's ideas!
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An annual surf competition was held at the weekend on Liberia's coast, in a fishing town that is gaining worldwide recognition for the quality of its waves.
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The fast food giant said it was leaving because of the "unpredictable operating environment" and "humanitarian" reasons. McDonald's was quick to set up shop in the Soviet Union in the waning embers of the Cold War.
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Australia is counting down to its next federal election on May 21. The environmental crisis is high on voters' minds and smaller parties and independents are gaining momentum by riding a wave of disillusionment over the conservative coalition's lack of climate action. With a hung parliament looking likely, these minor players could force the traditional parties to do more to tackle global warming. Climate change is an increasingly hot-button issue since the country's devastating bushfires of 2019-20. Our correspondents Richelle Harrison Plesse and Gregory Plesse report.
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Brooklyn-based duo Bottler (aka producers Pat Butler and Phil Shore) have created a unique soundscape blending a myriad of styles including pop, indie rock, trip-hop and club music. In 2020, they released a double bill of EPs, "Clementine" and "Grow". Now the childhood friends are back with their debut album "Journey Work", in which they’re on a mission to explore and express the full spectrum of human experience. They joined us on Encore! to tell us more.
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Israel's police chief has ordered a probe into the actions of officers at the funeral of reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in Jerusalem. Germany's top diplomat, Annalena Baerbock, said she was "deeply shocked" by the events.