All posts by: Aaron Brooks

27 December 17

DRC on the lookout for rebels among South Sudan refugees

The Democratic Republic of Congo is arresting anyone suspected of being a South Sudanese rebel fighters as refugees from the neighbouring country pour in.

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26 December 17

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan tensions rise over dam row

Tensions between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have flared over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile.

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25 December 17

South Sudan: Rivals clash hours after ceasefire signed

South Sudan’s army and rebel fighters have accused each other of violating a ceasefire agreed by both sides, just hours after it came into effect.

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24 December 17

DRC: CPJ calls for release of journalist held over defamation claim

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is calling for the immediate release of a broadcast journalist in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who is being held over accusations of defamation.

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23 December 17

Ugandan army attacks rebel group in eastern DR Congo

Uganda’s army says it attacked a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, where militants killed 14 UN peacekeepers earlier this month.

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22 December 17

How can Somalia win the war against Al-Shabaab?

In February 2007, the United Nations approved the proposed mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The peacekeeping mission was tasked with supporting the government with national security operations, training the country’s army, assisting in the delivery of
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22 December 17

Somali: Up to 30 percent of national forces unarmed

Up to 30 percent of Somalia’s national military is unarmed, according to the government’s “Operational Readiness Assessment”.

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21 December 17

South Sudan: Rivals agree cease-fire for Christmas Eve

South Sudan’s government and rebel groups have signed a cease-fire agreement during peace talks held in Ethiopia this week.

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20 December 17

Uganda: MPs vote to remove presidential age limit

Lawmakers in Uganda voted overwhelmingly in favour of removing constitutional age limitations for presidential candidates on Wednesday, paving the way for Yoweri Museveni to run for a sixth term as president in 2021.

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19 December 17

UNHCR chief praises Djibouti over new refugee laws

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi has praised Djibouti after the government announced that all refugees camps in the country are to be considered as villages.

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