CAR: Rare Access to Rwandan Force

CAR: Rare Access to Rwandan Force

BANGUI, 3 January 2021 – The New Times newspaper has gained rare access and reported on the activities of Rwanda’s “force protection troops” deployed earlier this month to the Central African Republic (CAR). The 850 troops under this unit arrived CAR last...
Algeria: Seven Die in Capsized Boat

Algeria: Seven Die in Capsized Boat

MOSTGAGANEM, 3 January 2021 – The bodies of seven migrants and a destroyed fshing boat were discovered Saturday morning on the coast of Mostaganem rejected by waves. Security services at Mosaganem said the victims were migrants trying to sneak into Europe. The...
CAR: Rebel Forces Seize Towns

CAR: Rebel Forces Seize Towns

BANGASSOU, 3 January 2021 – Rebel forces have seized the southeastern town of Bangassou in the Central African Republic (CAR) in a dawn raid on Sunday. The rebels are everywhere in the town, UN officials said. Locals told government and UN officials that fighting was...
Mali: Two More French Soldiers Killed

Mali: Two More French Soldiers Killed

BAMAKO, 3 January 2021 – Two French soldiers were killed in an improvised explosive device Saturday in Mali’s eastern regon of Menaka. The victims met their demise when their armoured vehicle hit the explosive. France has lost “two of its children,” tweeted Florence...
Niger: Dozens Killed in Attack

Niger: Dozens Killed in Attack

NIAMEY, 3 January 2021 – Unidentified gunmen have killed dozens of people in raids on two villages in Niger’s Tillaberi region. About 49 people were killed 17 others injured in the Tchombangou and another 30 people were killed in the village of Zaroumdareye....
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