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  • U.N. brigade will need to 'neutralise' Congo rebels: chief

    Only a few of Rwanda's FDLR rebels operating in eastern Congo have laid down their arms before a January deadline, meaning that U.N. troops will launch operations against the group next month, the U.N.'s peacekeeping chief said on Monday. Herve Ladsous...
  • Exiled Ugandan general allowed home to keep army on side

    A Ugandan general who fled into exile last year saying he feared for his life after criticizing President Yoweri Museveni's reported plan to hand power to his son, returned home on Sunday in a move analysts said was designed to keep the army on side....
  • Fighting near Libya's main border crossing to Tunisia

    Fighting between armed factions allied to Libya's competing governments broke out on Sunday near the country's main border crossing to Tunisia, Libyan and Tunisian officials said. The OPEC oil producer is caught in a conflict between two governments...
  • Hundreds feared missing after boat sinks in Lake Tanganyika

    More than two hundred people were feared missing after a boat sank in Democratic Republic of Congo's waters on Lake Tanganyika on Thursday night, a senior Tanzanian official said on Sunday. Amid what it said were conflicting reports of the death toll,...
  • Moscow opposes Western requests to fire Russian at Darfur mission: envoys

    Russia has opposed requests by the United States, Britain and France for the firing of a key Russian official from a troubled peacekeeping mission in Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region, U.N. diplomatic sources said.     The three Western powers have...
  • Libya's largest oil export port closed due to clashes: oil official

    Libya's eastern Es Sider oil export port, the country's biggest, has been shut due to fighting nearby between forces representing the country's competing governments, an oil official said on Sunday. Air strikes on Saturday by forces loyal to Libya's...
  • Egypt denies entry to U.S. analyst, with no reason given

    A U.S. think tank analyst and former diplomat who has written articles critical of Egypt's government said she was blocked from entering the country to attend a conference on Saturday. Michele Dunne, a former diplomat once posted to Cairo and a senior...
  • American scholar denied entry to Egypt

    American scholar denied entry to Egypt
    A well-known American scholar and former diplomat who has been a vocal critic of Egypt’s authoritarian government said Saturday she had been turned away at Cairo’s international airport – the latest instance of an academic running...
  • Michel du Cille dies at 58; photojournalist won Pulitzer three times

    Michel du Cille, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner whose compassionate pictures captured the human cost of war, natural disasters, disease and broken government programs, died Thursday in Liberia while covering the Ebola epidemic for the Washington Post....
  • Sudan's Bashir claims victory over ICC after court shelves Darfur probe

    Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir claimed victory over the International Criminal Court on Saturday after it shelved further investigation of war crimes in Darfur, and reaffirmed his hard line on the rebel region. The Hague-based court indicted Bashir...
  • Sierra Leone bans Christmas celebrations in bid to halt Ebola virus

    Sierra Leone bans Christmas celebrations in bid to halt Ebola virus
    Authorities in Sierra Leone have banned public Christmas and New Year’s celebrations in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola, according to local news reports. Paolo Conteh, who heads the country’s national Ebola response, said troops would be...