South Sudan: Former rebels attend first parliamentary session
05 September 2021 | 6:06 am
South Sudanese former rebels attend their first parliamentary session alongside members of Salva Kiir's party. We speak to Dr. Andrew Yaw Tchie, Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, about whether the move is a promising sign of stability. Plus, the runner-up in Tunisia's 2019 presidential election is reportedly arrested in Algeria. Nabil Karoui is being investigated for alleged money laundering and tax evasion.
30 Nov 2022
5 Nov 2022
M23 rebels have made gains in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, raising fears of a further deterioration of security. The African Union has called for a ceasefire and negotiations to ensure peace.
25 Nov 2022
The M23 rebel group said Thursday that a ceasefire announced a day earlier "doesn't really concern us," while calling for "direct dialogue" with Democratic Republic of Congo's government.
30 Nov 2022
The armies of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi said they have dislodged the Burundian rebels from the town of Nabombi. Meanwhile, a cease-fire between with a separate rebel group, M23, appears to be holding.
2 Dec 2022
The escalating clashes against M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo is motivating young Congolese to join the army. Military training has already begun in the city of Goma.
8 Dec 2022
The M23 rebel group has said in a statement that they are ready to withdraw from occupied areas in eastern Congo. However, this comes amid reports of renewed fighting and as the DRC accuses M23 of killing 272 civilians.
24 Dec 2022
A leaked report from UN experts accuses Rwanda's army of running military operations against DR Congo. Rwanda has long denied Kinshasa's accusations that it supports the M23 rebels.
Since opening in 2013, the Brasimba beer factory in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, has weathered two deadly Ebola outbreaks and numerous waves of fighting linked to the many rebel militias active in the dense forests around the town that regularly sever its supply routes.
The implementation of the peace agreement signed to end one of the "deadliest conflicts worldwide" has begun. Tigrayan rebels have started handing over their heavy weapons as a key part of an agreement signed with Ethiopia's government late last year, a spokesman for the rebel authorities said.
Rwanda-backed rebels stirring ethnic divisions: Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned of a dangerous escalation of tension between ethnic Tutsi and Hutu communities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, as a result of fighting involving a militia that Rwanda is accused of backing.
Naing Myel Htet Kyaw says: “We must take up arms. My parents support that.” The 18-year-old is fighting against the military in Myanmar.
As Angola sends troops, Congo hopes new military alliances can stop violence in its eastern regions. Massacres are increasing, humanitarian aid is paralyzed and a new mass exodus seems inevitable.
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