More troops sent to Darfur after violent tribal clashes – Eye on Africa
30 April 2022 | 12:12 pm
More troops are sent to the turbulent region of Darfur in Sudan, after days of clashes between Arab and Masalit communities that cost more than 175 lives. Also, as South Africa pledges more money to flood-stricken communities, President Cyril Ramaphosa says there will be real-time audits on the funds allocated, in order to avoid corruption. And a local NGO in Madagascar pushes for the use of pigeon peas as a drought-resistant crop.
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The troops will help US Border Patrol, but they will not take part in law enforcement duties, the White House said. The decision comes as the US grapples with large numbers of migrants at its southern border.
The governor of Sudan's Darfur region has urged citizens to arm themselves amid fears of escalating violence. A shaky nationwide truce is due to expire tomorrow.
Tensions between ethnic Serbs and Albanians are escalating in Kosovo, with NATO-led peacekeepers injured in clashes with Serb protesters. Previously, Kosovo deployed heavy police forces to Serb-populated areas.
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Police and protestors clashed again in Senegal's capital Dakar on Friday as unrest picked up one day after a jail sentence for opposition politician Ousmane Sonko sparked some of the deadliest violence in the country in recent memory.
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.
Vilnius has repeatedly called on Berlin to deploy permanent combat troops to the country, which borders the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.
A group of German prisoners of war were shot dead near Meymac, southwestern France, in 1944. A search for their bodies was launched after a 98-year-old ex-resistance fighter broke his silence about the killings.
The UN Human Rights office said it had "credible information" that the Sudanese paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) were responsible for the killings.
To prepare for a potential invasion from mainland China, Taiwan updated its annual war games with strategies used by Ukrainians against the Russian military.
Poland's Defense Ministry says it will send reinforcements to the country's frontier with Belarus. Warsaw claims Belarusian border guards are behind a renewed rise in illegal crossings.
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