Several killed as army battles paramilitary in Sudan capital
16 April 2023 | 3:03 pm
Fighting has broken out in Khartoum between the Sudanese army and the powerful RSF paramilitary group that claims to have taken control of the presidential palace and the international airport.
May 6, 2023
May 27, 2023
Sudan's army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have agreed to extend their cease-fire by 72 hours. Meanwhile, the UN is sending its top humanitarian envoy amid the "unprecedented" situation. DW has the latest.
A much-awaited report released by the United Nations (UN) on Friday claimed that at least 500 people were executed by foreign fighters and the Malian army during an anti-militant operation carried out in March 2022.
In a symbolic move, the head of Sudan’s army fires his deputy; better known as the man leading the paramilitary RSF forces. The Central African Republic remembers those killed during the country’s civil war and political instability. We’ll also talk about how Africa could develop its gaming industry, which could become one of the world’s biggest markets.
Clashes broke out as demonstrators tried to prevent a newly elected ethnic Albanian mayor from entering his office in the Kosovar town of Zvecan. A police car was set on fire and tear gas was used to disperse the crowd.
The death toll from the attack on the garrison, southwest of the capital Mogadishu, has not yet been confirmed. But a Somali military commander said both sides suffered large casualties.
Recent drone attacks and the shelling of a Russian border town have forced residents to flee their homes, sowing panic and fear. The Kremlin has downplayed the raids, but experts think they reveal Putin's weaknesses.
Three Israeli soldiers and a member of Egypt's security forces have died in a fairly rare exchange of fire near the two countries' border, their militaries said. The countries said they were investigating together.
The Sudanese army has accused the Rapid Support Forces militia of killing the governor of the West Darfur Province, Khamis Abdalla Abakar in a statement issued on Thursday. In the same vein, the paramilitary RSF said the rogue elements should be held responsible for Abakar's death.
Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin said Russia's military leaders targeted his troops, after he made critical remarks. The Russian Defense Ministry denies the allegations.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said five people had been killed and over two dozen wounded in the attack in the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
A suicide bomber has killed between 20 and 30 soldiers and injured nearly 60 more in an attack on a military academy in Mogadishu. Al-Qaeda-affiliate al-Shabab has been trying to topple Somalia's government since 2007.
Parts of Israel’s armed forces have turned against the right-wing government's judiciary changes. Peter Lintl, from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, says this will have lasting consequences.
2 hours ago
Sebastian Stan has been cast as a young Donald Trump in Ali Abbasi's biopic 'The Apprentice'.
2 hours ago
As the COP28 summit gets underway in Dubai, the United Nations has warned that one of the biggest challenges in tackling climate change is the rise in disinformation about the issue. The UN is backing a campaign by Indian teenage environmental activist Sagarika Sriram, whose mission is to make climate change studies compulsory in schools worldwide. She spoke to FRANCE 24's Gavin Lee from Dubai.
5 hours ago
Qatar holds an important position of influence over Hamas, a designated terrorist entity, whose political headquarters it has housed for more than a decade. Some question its legitimacy as mediator in the Israel-Hamas war.
10 hours ago
In Ivory Coast's Assinie, coastal erosion and rogue waves are destroying homes and businesses - a problem that U.N. experts warn is only going to get worse.
10 hours ago
Humanitarian aid workers from Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross and the IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) are the latest victims of the Israel-Hamas disinformation war; their organisations have been accused of supporting either Hamas or Israel in viral videos shared online. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Get the latest news delivered straight to your inbox every day of the week. Stay informed with the Guardian’s leading coverage of Nigerian and world news, business, technology and sports.