Civil-Military Relations

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 06:28
Burundi has dismissed criticism of its security forces, saying they acted professionally after insurgents attacked military bases in the capital, and also said there was no need to send foreign peacekeepers to the African nation.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 06:25
Police have killed at least three Shia Muslim protesters after opening fire in the northern city of Kaduna, the spokesman for the religious minority in Nigeria said, as activists accused soldiers of having killed hundreds in "a massacre" in a nearby town in recent days.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 07:03
More than two dozen senior military and police officials in Burundi have gone on trial for their alleged involvement in a failed coup attempt to oust President Pierre Nkurunziza.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 06:25
The violence in Burundi was precipitated by President Pierre Nkurunziza's unconstitutional bid for a third term. Also at risk for Burundi is a multimillion-dollar security partnership in which the United States supports the Burundian military, providing nearly a quarter of the troops in the multilateral fight against al Shabaab and al-Qaeda in Somalia.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 06:38
he Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has warned the Nigerian military authorities against plunging the country into another Boko Haram-like insurgency with the repeated attacks on members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria. Several members of the Movement were reportedly killed by troops of the Nigerian Army after a confrontation on Saturday in Zaria.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 06:34
A lawyer says that three former presidential guard members have been indicted and jailed for the killing of an investigative journalist nearly 20 years ago.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 06:21
Nearly 90 people were killed during Friday's clashes in the Burundian capital, the army said, the worst outbreak of violence in Burundi since a failed coup in May. Friday's clashes were condemned by the United States, which like other Western powers fears the Central African nation could slide back into ethnic conflict.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 06:37
Former child soldiers in South Sudan said they took up arms to defend themselves after being beaten and almost drowned by government soldiers, and they might return to the battlefield if their lives do not improve, a UNICEF ambassador said.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 06:23
Police and security forces are responsible for nearly 300 gun-related killings and dozens more injuries in the past two years, including cases of summary execution and stray bullets striking bystanders, a Kenyan rights group says.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 06:18
Shallow graves with 12 corpses including a woman's have been discovered in Lethe area of Arabia Ward in Mandera East constituency sparking fear of a return of extra-judicial killings in an area where police and military forces have been battling Al Shabaab militants.