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War Crimes Suspect Yakatom Appears At ICC.

War Crimes Suspect Yakatom Appears At ICC.

Alfred Yekatom, known as “Rambo”, led a mostly Christian “Anti-Balaka” militia, which was formed after mainly Muslim rebels seized power in the car in 2013 – and the country descended into religious violence. He is facing 14 charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including murder, mutilation and torture. Yekatom was elected as a [&hellip

Death toll in CAR clashes rises to 60: UN.

Death toll in CAR clashes rises to 60: UN.

The death toll has risen to at least 60 from clashes last week between Christian and Muslim-dominated militias in a restive Central African Republic town, an internal UN report said on Wednesday. The bloodshed was sparked in the central town of Alindao on November 15 between Christian militiamen, known as anti-Balaka, and the Union for [&hellip

Suspected Boko Haram extremists kill 7 in Niger’s southeast.

Suspected Boko Haram extremists kill 7 in Niger’s southeast.

Niger’s defence minister says suspected Boko Haram extremists have killed seven people and injured seven others at a French drilling company’s site in the southeast near the border with Nigeria. Kalla Moutari says the attack occurred on Wednesday at the Foraco water well site in Toumour, a village some 30km from the border in the [&hellip

Ethiopia parliament approves Birtukan Mideksa as elections boss.

Ethiopia parliament approves Birtukan Mideksa as elections boss.

Ethiopia’s parliament (House of People’s Representatives) on Thursday approved the nomination of Birtukan Mideksa as the new head of the elections board. Prime minister, Abiy Ahmed while nominating Mideksa, described her as one with respect for the rule of law, and possessing the ‘stamina, independence and impartiality’ needed at the electoral board. ‘‘She believes in [&hellip

Militants kill around 100 Nigerian soldiers in attack on army base.

Militants kill around 100 Nigerian soldiers in attack on army base.

The toll is among the highest since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power in 2015 and it could raise pressure on him ahead of an election in February, not least because he has claimed victory over the nine-year insurgency. The insurgents attacked the base in the village of Metele in northeastern Borno state, the epicentre [&hellip

U.N. praises Chad and Uganda for integrating refugee pupils.

U.N. praises Chad and Uganda for integrating refugee pupils.

More countries should educate refugees in national schools to help them integrate, the United Nations said on Tuesday, praising Chad and Uganda as poor countries setting an example. About 4 million child refugees were out of school in 2017, the U.N.’s cultural agency, UNESCO, said, which meant they not only lost their right to education [&hellip

Cameroon violence condemned by UN human rights office in appeal for dialogue to address grievances.

Cameroon violence condemned by UN human rights office in appeal for dialogue to address grievances.

Continuing insecurity in Cameroon has been condemned by the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) amid reports of killings by armed groups and State forces that has prompted mass internal displacement. The development follows a worsening situation in north-west and south-west Cameroon, linked to protests by English-speaking citizens against discrimination in October 2016, that escalated [&hellip

US air strikes in Somalia killed 37 militants, Pentagon says.

US air strikes in Somalia killed 37 militants, Pentagon says.

US air strikes in Somalia killed an estimated 37 fighters from the militant Islamist group Al-Shabaab, the US military said Tuesday. The two air strikes were carried out Monday near Debatscile, the military’s Africa command said in a statement, adding that the “air strikes did not injure or kill any civilians.” It said the first [&hellip

Nine farmers killed in Boko Haram attack in Borno.

Nine farmers killed in Boko Haram attack in Borno.

Boko Haram members have killed nine farmers and abducted 12 others in a village in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, the cradle of the jihadist movement, locals told AFP Tuesday. On Monday, they stormed into fields outside Mammanti village, opening fire on farmers as they worked, killing nine and injuring three others. “We recovered [&hellip

40 human rights defenders missing in Egypt: HRW.

40 human rights defenders missing in Egypt: HRW.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says at least 40 rights workers, activists and lawyers have been rounded up by Egyptian authorities since late October and are being held in “undisclosed locations.” The international rights group said in a statement on Sunday that it had spoken to “a lawyer, a human rights activist and two political activists [&hellip