Cautious optimism for Russia-Ukraine ceasefire
12 December 2019 | 9:41 am
Rebels have said they will participate in a prisoner swap as part of the deal, but offered fewer Ukrainians than Kyiv asked for. Ukrainian President Zelenskiy said he was a "hostage" of a failed 2015 deal.
10 Jan 2021
Rebels in the east of DR Congo have killed at least 25 people, beheading some, local officials say. Fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces have been blamed for the attack on New Year's Eve.
15 Jan 2021
Government troops on Wednesday repelled an attack by armed rebels seeking to capture the capital Bangui. The conflict-ridden nation is on edge following the December 2020 election.
27 Feb 2021
The Democtratic Republic of Congo has accused the FDLR rebels of killing the Italian ambassador to the country on Monday. But the rebels are shifting the blame to the armies of DR Congo and neighboring Rwanda.
27 Mar 2021
Saudi officials said that eight drones were deployed in the attack. Houthi forces said they also targeted sites owned by Saudi Aramco, and military structures.
13 Apr 2021
Fighting between pro-government and Huthi rebel fighters takes places at the Al-Kasarah frontline in Marib, with missiles and machine guns being fired. Fierce fighting for Yemen's strategic Marib city has killed 70 pro-government and Huthi rebel fighters over the past 24 hours, with battles raging on three fronts.
19 Apr 2021
The US State Department has long warned Americans not to travel to Chad because of unrest and the presence of the jihadist Boko Haram group.
25 Apr 2021
President Zelenskiy has invited Putin to meet him in eastern Ukraine for talks on ending the long-running conflict there. Kyiv has accused Russia of a massive troop buildup at the border.
26 Apr 2021
The FACT rebel group, which has been accused of killing President Idriss Deby, says it is willing to discuss a political settlement for the country's future.
22 May 2021
This week in Africa Weekly, Chad's military has declared victory over FACT, the rebel group blamed for killing ex-leader Idriss Deby. The International Criminal Court has sentenced Ugandan warlord Dominic Ongwen to 25 years' imprisonment for war crimes as a key commander of brutal group the Lord's Resistance Army. In Egypt, Muslims celebrate Eid with more ceremony than last year, when Covid-19 shut down festivities at the end of Ramadan. Finally, we explore the world of money changers in Djibouti, an unassuming group of women who keep the wheels of the economy turning.
4 Jun 2021
Four months after the Myanmar military ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and unleashed a brutal crackdown on dissent that has killed hundreds, some urban protesters have fled the cities and reappeared in rebel-held jungle territory, to train for combat against the military regime. Reliable estimates are hard to come by but analysts suspect hundreds of people in Myanmar have trekked into insurgent-held areas to receive crash courses in combat.
29 Jun 2021
The former ruling party in Tigray said it has taken back control of the regional capital Mekele. The city had been under the control of Ethiopia's federal government for eight months.
30 Jun 2021
The rebel Tigray Defense Forces claimed Mekele and Shire were under their control. Experts warn of a precarious situation after Ethiopia's federal government called a unilateral cease-fire.
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