Reuters (UK)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 06:36
Washington is proposing $200 million in new military spending for North and West Africa. Both the United States and France, which has 3,500 troops in the region, intend to boost support to regional security body Group of Five Sahel, diplomats and officials say.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 05:17
In power just two months, the president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri is already facing labour unrest, with a national public sector strike planned for Wednesday as workers protest against rocketing inflation and job cuts.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 06:27
African forces began a U.S.-led counter-terrorism training program Monday in Senegal, amid what a U.S. commander said were rising signs of collaboration between Islamist militant groups across north Africa and the Sahel.
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 06:38
Congolese troops killed two United Nations peacekeepers after civilians accused the Tanzanian U.N. troops of providing supplies to Islamist Ugandan rebels in east D.R. Congo, according to a confidential U.N. Security Council report.
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 06:51
The United Nations said on Friday it had allegations that peacekeepers from Georgia, France and another unnamed country sexually abused children while deployed in the Central African Republic. The alleged crimes, including rapes, mostly committed in 2014, only came to light in recent weeks and the national authorities concerned, as well as the European Union, have been informed and are investigating, it said.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 09:11
The United Nations Security Council should place an arms embargo on South Sudan, while the oil-rich country's President Salva Kiir and a rebel leader qualify to be sanctioned over atrocities in a two-year civil war, U.N. sanctions monitors said in an annual report. The confidential report by a U.N. panel that monitors the conflict in South Sudan for the Security Council stated that Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar are still completely in charge of their forces and are therefore directly to blame for killing civilians and other actions that warrant sanctions. A copy of the report was seen by Reuters on Monday.
Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 06:59
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels killed a villager and abducted dozens of others during two weekend raids in a remote diamond-producing area of Central African Republic, local residents and officials said on Tuesday. The incidents represent the largest kidnapping by the Ugandan rebel group — headed by notorious warlord Joseph Kony — in recent months in the former French colony, which is also reeling from years of inter-religious bloodshed.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 06:38
Delays in implementing the security measures of a Mali peace deal signed last year is making it harder for the army to counter resurgent jihadist groups, an army chief of the West African country said on Monday.
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 08:23
Efforts to combat illegal gunrunning from the United States to Mexico has stumbled in recent years, hampered by less cooperation between U.S. and Mexican officials, according to a report from a U.S. federal watchdog agency obtained by Reuters. The draft report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), to be released after the latest arrest of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, also criticized U.S. law enforcement agencies for not ensuring they are effectively working together to fight arms smuggling by Mexico's ruthless drug cartels.
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 06:45
Uganda's former prime minister, one of the frontrunners in a presidential election next month, has accused incumbent President Yoweri Museveni of using killings and torture to curb support for the opposition. Museveni, 71, has ruled Uganda, a prospective crude oil producer and Africa's largest coffee exporter, for nearly 30 years and is seeking another five-year term.