Africa, Algeria, conflict, North Africa

Algeria Defense ministry: Army has killed five Islamist fighters

Algerian troops killed five armed Islamist militants and seized weapons, munitions and food supplies on Thursday in an ongoing operation east of Algiers, the defense ministry said. The five were killed during an army sweep of the forests of Tazoult in the Batna province, about 430 km (268 miles) from Algiers, the ministry said in… Continue reading Algeria Defense ministry: Army has killed five Islamist fighters

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Africa, conflict, Human Rights, International relations, Today's Issues, United Nations

The United Nations welcomes the release of 21 child soldiers by the Government of Sudan

KHARTOUM, 22 September 2016 - The United Nations welcomes the release yesterday by the Government of Sudan of twenty one children allegedly associated with armed groups.  These children, who have been in the custody of the government security forces, were captured during fighting between the Government of Sudan and the Justice and Equality Movement in… Continue reading The United Nations welcomes the release of 21 child soldiers by the Government of Sudan

conflict, Research/Opinion

Sudan: Far Too Deep in Post-2011

Sudan (former South Sudan) the newest state in Africa and in the world gained independence on July 9, 2011 after a referendum to separate with the North Sudan. The long awaited jubilation was just for a short moment, Sudan sunk back to the usual trouble continuing to count the longest running conflict in Africa. An… Continue reading Sudan: Far Too Deep in Post-2011

conflict, East Africa, Governance, Human Rights, Legal Affairs

Deaths and detentions in Ethiopia as protests flare

The Oromo and Amhara together make up the majority of Ethiopia’s population and claim they suffer discrimination in favour of ethnic Tigrayans, who they say occupy the key jobs in the government and security forces - Al Jazeera