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9 police killed in attack in western Tunisia.

Nine members of Tunisia’s security forces were killed on Sunday in an attack in the west of the country close to the border with Algeria, state news agency TAP reported. Militants present in rural parts of Tunisia occasionally target security forces, but Sunday’s toll was the highest since 2015, a year in which Islamist militants [&hellip

10 killed, seven missing as tensions rise in DR Congo’s east.

10 killed, seven missing as tensions rise in DR Congo’s east.

GOMA – Ten people were burnt to death in ethnic attacks in DR Congo’s volatile east and seven fishermen were missing Saturday in Lake Edward, where tensions have spiked with the Ugandan navy. A Congolese soldier was also killed and a civilian injured in separate clashes with Uganda’s Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group in [&hellip

Rebel leader Riek Machar to be reinstated as South Sudan vice president.

Rebel leader Riek Machar to be reinstated as South Sudan vice president.

South Sudan’s warring parties have agreed to a power-sharing agreement according to which rebel leader Riek Machar will be reinstated as vice president. “It has been agreed that there will be four vice presidents: the current two vice presidents, plus Riek Machar (who) will assume the position of first vice president, and then the fourth [&hellip

Ethiopia, Eritrea to reopen embassies, borders after two decades of hostility.

Ethiopia, Eritrea to reopen embassies, borders after two decades of hostility.

Ethiopia and Eritrea have agreed to resume their diplomatic and commercial relations, signaling an end to almost two decades of hostility. The agreement was reached on Sunday during a historic meeting between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki in Asmara. Ties between the two African neighbors were severed following a [&hellip

ICC issues second warrant for Libyan commander over killings.

ICC issues second warrant for Libyan commander over killings.

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday issued a second arrest warrant for Mahmoud al-Werfalli, a Libyan National Army (LNA) commander accused of executing dozens of prisoners. The court said it had reasons to believe that Werfalli had personally “shot dead 10 persons in front of the Bi’at al-Radwan Mosque in Benghazi, Libya”, [&hellip

Conflict in Congo’s Kasai could be prelude to genocide, U.N. expert warns.

Conflict in Congo’s Kasai could be prelude to genocide, U.N. expert warns.

Mutilation, gang rape and killing documented in Congo’s Kasai region could be a harbinger of genocide, the U.N. torture investigator told Reuters on Wednesday, calling for action to prevent another Rwanda or Srebrenica. Nils Melzer, U.N. special rapporteur on torture worldwide, said he was alarmed by a report issued by U.N. human rights experts on [&hellip

China blasts ‘largest trade war’ as US triggers tariffs.

China blasts ‘largest trade war’ as US triggers tariffs.

China pledges retaliation as US tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports take effect, putting the world’s two biggest economies on a high-stake road towards all-out trade conflict. China’s Commerce Ministry said in a statement shortly after a deadline passed Friday that it will levy 25 percent duties on $34 billion worth of imported US [&hellip

Venezuela’s Maduro tells military to stay alert after Trump ‘invasion’ report.

Venezuela’s Maduro tells military to stay alert after Trump ‘invasion’ report.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday called on the armed forces to stay alert following reports that US President Donald Trump raised the idea of invading Venezuela. “You cannot lower your guard for even a second, because we will defend the greatest right our homeland has had in all of its history, which is to [&hellip

Equatorial Guinea: Release Of Detainees Should Be Catalyst For Human Rights Change.

Equatorial Guinea: Release Of Detainees Should Be Catalyst For Human Rights Change.

Following yesterday’s announcement that Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has decided to grant an amnesty to all activists and opposition members jailed for political activity, Amnesty International’s Campaigner for West Africa Marta Colomer said: The president’s decision to release prisoners jailed for their political activities and opposition figures must be a first real step [&hellip

Gabon to keep troops in UN mission in C.Africa.

Gabon to keep troops in UN mission in C.Africa.

Gabon said it will keep its 444 troops in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), reversing a decision to quit after allegations of abuse were made against the contingent. A government statement said the reversal followed “several requests and appeals from (CAR) President Faustin-Archange Touadera and UN Secretary-General” Antonio Guterres. This [&hellip