26 February 16

HRW: Burundi Violence Worse, Happening ‘Under the Radar’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the UN to deploy an international police presence in Burundi, as violence continues to escalate.

26 February 16

South Africa to Withdraw Peacekeeper Troops From Darfur

South Africa President Jacob Zuma has announced the country will withdraw its peacekeeping troops from the Darfur region in Sudan.

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23 February 16

Al-Shabaab Says More Attacks Coming to Kenya

Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab has threatened Kenya with further violence, following the recent attack on a Kenyan Defense Force (KDF) base in El-Adde, Somalia.

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23 February 16

UN Secretary-General Pays Visit to South Sudan, DRC Next

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting South Sudan in the aftermath of a recent attack on one of the security council’s bases for internally displaced civilians.

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22 February 16

First Zika Virus Case Confirmed in South Africa

South Africa has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus as health authorities in some countries advise women not to become pregnant.

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20 February 16

Kenya Claims to Have Killed Al-Shabaab Intelligence Chief

Kenya claims it has killed the commander of Al-Shabaab’s elite intelligence unit in Somalia.

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20 February 16

South Sudan: Gunmen Open Fire on Civilians at UN Base

Gunmen in South Sudan opened fire on civilians at a UN base on Wednesday, according to reports from locals.

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20 February 16

South Sudan: Rebel Group Accuses Government of UN Base Attack

South Sudan’s leading armed rebel group has accused “government elements” of carrying out the recent attack on a UN base sheltering internally displaced civilians, according to sources in the country.

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15 February 16

Al-Shabaab Claims Responsibility for Somalia Plane Attack

Somalia’s Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for last month’s plane attack, which blew a hole in the side of an aircraft mid-air.

12 February 16

‘Sophisticated’ Laptop Bomb From Somali Plane Blast Passed Through Security

The laptop bomb that detonated on board a Somali passenger jet last week has been labelled a “sophisticated” device that made it through airport security, according to sources close to the investigation.

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