One Special US Forces Killed, Four Others Injured

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA, 11 JUNE 2018 - One US special forces soldier has been killed and four others injured in an attack by suspected al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia. The soldier was killed in an ambush…

Intimidation of UN Staff Condemned

BANGUI, CAR, 11 JUNE 2018 - The United Nations has condemned acts of intimidation targeting UN staff and patients in the Central African Republic (CAR). The acts by men armed with machetes, knives, clubs and…

Ruling Against Rebel Leader Bemba Overturned

THE HAGUE, 10 JUNE 2018 - The International Criminal Court (ICC) has overturned the 18-year conviction on war crimes and crimes against humanity of former rebel leader and former vice-president of DR Congo Jean-Pierre Bemba.…

Togolese Leaders to Open Talks

LOME, TOGO, 10 JUNE 2018 – The Togolese president will hold talks with leaders of the country’s opposition political parties in the hope of ending months of violent protests. President Faure Gnassingbe and Togolese opposition…

Scene Set for Unity Government

ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR, 10 JUNE 2018 – The Prime Minister of Madagascar, Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana, has resigned in a move that would allow for the naming of a “consensus” premier to avert a full-blown political crisis.…

Female Suicide Bombers Kill Ten

DIFFA, NIGER, 6 JUNE 2018 – Female suicide bombers have killed ten worshippers in an attack in Diffa in Niger’s restive south-east. The worshippers had gathered at a mosque after the breaking of their Ramadan…

Uganda: MP Gunned Down

KAMPALA, 8 JUNE 2018 - A Ugandan member of parliament, Ibrahim Abiriga, who championed the lifting of the presidential limit last year in Uganda has been gunned down on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala,…

Migrants Stranded Off the Coast of Italy

ROME, 9 JUNE 2018 - The UN refugee agency in Italy has appealed to "states and actors involved" to " find solutions” to allow migrants and refugees rescued in the Mediterranean Sea “to disembark safely…