Friday, February 12, 2016 - 06:29
The president of South Sudan appeared to take a major step on Thursday toward ending a disastrous civil war that began more than two years ago in the young African nation — reappointing his political rival as first vice president.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 06:34
The United Nations is trying a new approach to the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (or DDR) of armed groups. The new approach, described as pre-DDR, is being launched in the Central African Republic's northern town of Kaga Bandoro, where former combatants of the mainly Muslim Seleka armed group and the Christian and animist anti-Balaka movement are being paid to do community work.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 06:30
Sudan’s foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour Sunday has asked the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) to put pressure on the rebel groups in order to join the peace process. International and regional mediators have been brokering different process to end Darfur conflict since 2003 and the conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states since 2011
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 06:51
The Africa Union has pledged not to allow a "genocide" to take place in Burundi, while a UN human rights assembly has approved a resolution calling for the immediate deployment of experts there to investigate abuses and rein in violence.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 06:43
The U.S. Marines and sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa trained the UPDF in combat medicine, heavy equipment operations, mine-resistant, ambushed-protected vehicle maintenance and driving, utilities, communications, engineering and explosive ordnance training during the past two months.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 06:23
Washington's envoy to the United Nations complained Wednesday that the international body was not doing enough to address the worsening crisis in Burundi.
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.
Crisis in Burundi: From Non-Interference to Non-Indifference, Invoking the Responsibility to Protect
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 06:55
Indifference and inertia among African states may mean that the United Nations could be called in to prevent atrocities, and a return to mass-scale violence in Burundi.