It's the biggest legal consequence so far in the wake of the January 6 insurrection. Stewart Rhodes, who heads the Oath Keepers militia, has been found guilty of seeking to keep Donald Trump in power by carrying out a mob attack on the US Capitol. A conviction on sedition is very rare and carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in jail. We take a closer look.
20 Mar 2022
Maxime Jeoffroy Eli Mokom Gawaka is suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Mokom is alleged to have committed the crimes in 2013 and 2014 in his role as an anti-Balaka militia leader.
9 Aug 2021
Salima Mazari, a female district governor in male-dominated Afghanistan, is on a mission: recruiting men to fight the Taliban. Life has changed little in many areas the insurgents have captured, but in Charkint, the ruggedly remote district of mountains and valleys that Mazari governs, about an hour south of Mazar-i-Sharif in Balkh province, the stakes are higher.
27 Jun 2021
As fighting between government forces and the Taliban rages across Afghanistan, a covert militia is also engaging the insurgents in fierce battles in the southern province of Helmand. The Sangorians, named after a popular Turkish television soap about an undercover security force, dress similarly to the Taliban and even boast dozens of disillusioned insurgents in their ranks.
22 Jun 2021
Violence broke out in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, as security forces battle an anti-junta militia. Four members of the militia are reported to be dead, while eight have been arrested.
11 Jun 2021
Lawmaker Francis Ottoh Agbo took a on-the-canisters-assessment tour of communities invaded by the militants where about 130 persons were killed.
25 Mar 2021
Libyan militia leader Mahmoud al-Werfalli was accused of carrying out and ordering several rounds of executions dating back to 2016. His killing highlights the fragility of the security situation in Libya.
Lagos conducts over 42,000 COVID-19 tests as 177 dies, COVID-19 cases worldwide now 11.34 million and more
5 Jul 2020
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10 Jun 2020
Lawyers defending four former pro-Russia militia members, who are not present in court, claim coronavirus travel restrictions have hampered their case and are requesting more time to prepare.
9 Nov 2019
The death of 'Islamic State' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi near Turkey's border has sparked concern Ankara isn't doing enough to fight the terrorist militia. Critics say the government's approach has been too lenient.
17 May 2019
Almost 900 children who were recruited into the ranks of an anti-Boko Haram militia in Nigeria have been released, UNICEF said Friday. The 894 children, including 106 girls, were recruited by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria
10 May 2019
A regional militia in Nigeria has freed 900 children involved in the fight against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents, the UN says. UNICEF says children have been among the worst-hit by the decade-long conflict.