War and Conflicts

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South Sudan:Three-Out-of-Four South Sudanese Children Have Known Nothing but War, Says Unicef

[UN News] Peace and Security (AllAfrica)

Somalia:13 Killed 40 Injured in Interior Ministry Al-shabaab Attack

[Dalsan Radio] At least 13 people were killed in a complex attack launched by Somali militant group Alshabaab targeting the interior ministry headquarters in the capital Mogadishu. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Farm Workers Cry Foul Over Army Abuse

[Zimbabwe Standard] THE Progressive Agriculture and Allied Industries Workers' Union of Zimbabwe (Paawuz) has accused white commercial farmers of using the police and army to abuse farm workers. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Defence Force Retires Over 800 Officers

[New Times] The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Friday held a send-off ceremony to honour the service of 816 personnel who had reached retirement age including some whose service contracts had come to an end. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Two Explosions in Mogadishu Leave At Least 9 Dead

[Shabelle] More than 9 people were killed in an attack on Somalia's interior ministry and security forces continued to battle gunmen inside, police said Saturday, as the al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Jebel Marra Fighting Swells South Darfur Camps With New Displaced

[Radio Dabanga] Mershing -Dozens of families have reportedly arrived at Mershing camps in South Darfur because of fighting between government forces and armed movements in Jebel Marra. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Casualties Feared in Alshabaab Attack Targeting Interior Ministry Building

[Dalsan Radio] Alshabaab militants on Saturday launched a complex attack targeting tbe Interior and Security ministries building in the Somalia capital Mogadishu. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Defence Force Deploys More Soldiers Along Uganda-DRC Border

[Monitor] Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) have increased their presence along its border with DR Congo (DRC) following an incident in which a Ugandan soldier was killed. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:UN Deputy Chief Regrets Girls' Grooming As Suicide Bombers

[Guardian] UN deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has decried the use of young girls by Boko Haram terrorists as suicide bombers.Mohammed spoke in Bol, Chad, after talking to Halima Adam, one of the girls groomed for suicide mission, but now fighting back against the extremists in the Lake Chad basin.Halima said she was on Dec. 22, 2015, among three girls deployed to carry out suicide bomb attacks in the Lac Region town of Bol, 200 km north of N'Djamena but the mission was aborted. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Senate to Investigate Alleged Sexual Abuse, Violence At Camps

[This Day] Abuja -The Senate will investigate reports of alleged sexual abuse of women at Internally Displaced Persons Camps in the North East and other parts of the country. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:President Receives Zimbabwe Army Officers At Entebbe

[Uganda Media Centre] President Yoweri Museveni has emphasized the need for the integration of the East African Community (EAC) saying that three crucial areas that encompass prosperity, strategic security as well as the heritage and identity of the region's people are the major objectives of the regional bloc. (AllAfrica)

Eritrea:UNHCR Special Envoy for the Somali Refugee Situation Calls for More Support for Refugees in Eritrea

[UNHCR] The Special Envoy for the Somali refugee situation, Ambassador Mohamed Abdi Affey, led a high-level delegation in Eritrea accompanied by the Deputy Director of Division of International Protection, Ms. Shahrzad Tadjbakhsh and the Head of the Legal and Policy Unit of the Regional Bureau of Africa (RBA), Mr. Leonard Zulu. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Buhari Arrives Borno to Celebrate Nigerian Army Day

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday arrived in Maiduguri, Borno state, for a one-day state visit. (AllAfrica)

East Africa:EAC Launches Facility to Control Arms

[Citizen] Arusha -A ballistics facility has been established to address security threats posed by arms proliferation and light weapons in the East African region. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan:Counter Attacks Dash Peace Hopes

[CAJ News] Khartoum -A NEW peace deal aimed at ending the five-year civil war in South Sudan is further hanging in the balance after clashes between government forces and rebel groups have left at least 18 civilians dead. (AllAfrica)

Central African Republic:Radicals Murder Priest in Rebellion

[CAJ News] Bangui -REBELS have killed a Christian church leader in the crisis torn Central African Republic (CAR). (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:Mothers of Congo's Lost Children Break Silence

[Africa Renewal] Augustine hasn't seen her six-year-old daughter in over a year. She has steeled herself for the worst. "There is no hope," she says. "I will never see my daughter again." (AllAfrica)

South Sudan:UNMISS Transports Fistula-Affected Women to Bentiu for Treatment

[Africa Renewal] A woman in Bentiu receives post-surgical care. UNFPA, UNMISS and partners are currently helping women receive treatment for fistulas. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan:'We Will Not Give Up On Looking for Peace' - UN Deputy Chief

[Africa Renewal] UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed hugs a young girl during her visit to South Sudan. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan:One-Stop Care Centre Helps Women Amid South Sudan's Epidemic of Violence

[UNFPA] Juba -Violence against women is epidemic in South Sudan. Ann*, 16, was kidnapped on her way home from school, then raped repeatedly during five days of captivity. Talia*, was battered and tortured for years by her husband, who ultimately threatened to kill her. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Al-Shabaab Attacks KDF Base in Southern Somalia

[Shabelle] Al-Shabaab has fired several mortar shells at a military belonging to Kenyan defence forces [KDF] serving under African Union Mission [MISOM] in southern Somalia, residents said. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Kwibohora24 - Thousands Join Rwandan Peacekeepers in CAR Mark Liberation

[New Times] The liberation struggle was launched to restore civil rights of all citizens, provide social services and bring back all refugees to their motherland. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Plan - Effective Work On the Field Begins Soon

[Cameroon Tribune] The Head of State, Paul Biya has instructed the Ad Hoc Committee to get to action immediately. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Senate Asks Army, Police to Dismantle Roadblocks On S'East Roads

[Vanguard] Abuja -Disturbed by the increased number of road blocks along major federal highways in the South - Eastern roads manned by a combined force of the Police and the Army, the Senate yesterday asked the Federal Government to dismantle them. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Mbarara DPC Still in Army Detention

[Monitor] Kampala -Mbarara District police commander Jaffar Magyezi has spent 19 days in military detention on unknown charges. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Police Officers Injured After Vehicle Runs Over IED

[Nation] Several police officers were Thursday injured after their vehicle ran over a homemade bomb between Handaro and Sangailu on the Lamu-Garissa border. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:76 Groups Seek Justice for War Crimes

[AI] Submission to UN Human Rights Committee Focuses on Accountability (AllAfrica)

Central African Republic:Truth and Reconciliation Commission is Pathway to Peace - UN

[VOA] A U.N. human rights official is urging the government of the Central African Republic to establish, without delay, a truth and reconciliation commission as a pathway to peace. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Army Remarks Stir Hornet's Nest

[263Chat] The Zimbabwe Defence Forces has stirred a hornet's nest following remarks made by its Director of Public Relations, Colonel Everson Mugwisi that the army is ready to assist the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) with transport during the forthcoming elections (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:Govt Casts Doubt On UN Findings of Atrocities By Security Forces

[Deutsche Welle] The UN accused DR Congo security forces of committing horrific acts of violence against civilians in the war-torn Kasai region. The country's human rights minister questioned the findings in an interview with DW. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Bombing Targets Mnangagwa Campaign Rally

[The Herald] Bulawayo -An explosion has rocked White City Stadium in Bulawayo where President Mnangagwa was addressing thousands of people at a campaign rally. President Mnangagwa is unhurt and has been successfully evacuated. (AllAfrica)