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2012, when rebel groups in the north waged an insurgency against the Malian government. French troops helped the government regain control in 2013, and UN peacekeepers arrived in April of that year. Over five years of violence have made it one of the UN's deadliest missions, with 162 fatalities to date.
... terrorist activities through sharing information, as well as finding links between established terrorists like Al-Shabaab and rebel groups operating from the region. The meeting brought together intelligence bosses from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Somalia, Mauritius, South Sudan, Sudan, Djibouti, ...

During the twenty or so minute meeting, they asked for $10.7milion to finance the paramilitary training of 500 Cuban rebels who would do the job. President Eisenhower said yes but on one condition “that…we have a good chance of being successful in “freeing the Cubans from this incubus.” Later that day ...
They say that writing is a solitary pursuit, and no doubt Lance Richardson had anticipated a more sequestered existence while researching the life of Tommy Nutter for his new book, House Of Nutter: The Rebel Tailor Of Savile Row. But what began as a straightforward biography about the audacious ...
The stop-go evacuation of rebel fighters and civilians from Aleppo had begun again as I write, but the reason for the last interruption was instructive. ... In Rwanda, an estimated 800,000 people, most of them from the Tutsi minority, were murdered by the militia of the Hutu regime in 1994 in a period of three ...
The Nande and Hunde consider Congolese Hutu to be foreigners and in league with Rwandan Hutu rebels, gathered in a notoriously violent militia called the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR). The FDLR, set up in 2000, includes several leaders who took part in the 1994 Rwanda ...

Kagame was Museveni's chief of intelligence when the latter was a rebel commander in the 1980s. Several years after Museveni usurped the Ugandan presidency, Kagame invaded Rwanda with his Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) rebels, sparking a civil war with the Hutu extremist government in Kigali.
The Ugandan and Rwandan armies officially pulled out of Congo in 2003, and their proxy forces were nominally integrated into Congo's national army. However, some of these ex-rebels continued to torment local Congolese, especially around the smuggling routes bordering Uganda and Rwanda. In 2012 ...
GOMA: Six soldiers died in fighting to repel an incursion by Rwandan troops in eastern Democratic of Republic of Congo this week, the army announced on Friday. In the latest flareup between the two neighbours, Rwanda rebutted the accusation and instead charged Congolese troops with attacking ...
GOMA - Six soldiers died in fighting to repel an incursion by Rwandan troops in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) this week, the army announced on Friday. In the latest flare-up between the two neighbours, Rwanda rebutted the accusation and instead charged Congolese troops with ...
The president before that, Mobutu Sese Seko, was overthrown by Rwandan-backed rebels who marched 1,600km through the rainforest in a mere six months, wearing gumboots. ... The forces of Paul Kagame, Rwanda's Tutsi strongman, had chased them into the rainforests of what was then called Zaire.
Biya also survives because of his usefulness to the international community: Cameroon is fighting Nigeria's Islamist Boko Haram rebels in its Far North. In addition, the country hosts 350,000 refugees fleeing the violence in the Central African Republic and Nigeria. Biya is supported by France which has ...
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says a military operation against the Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus would continue while civilians would be allowed to leave the rebel-held area. "There is no contradiction between a truce and combat operations," he said. "The progress achieved yesterday and the day before in ...
FDLR rebels have operated in eastern DRC for 23 years, with majority of the senior members accused of taking part in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis. ... Meanwhile, reports indicate that Rwanda has beefed up security at its border following clashes between the Rwandan army and DRC forces, that ...
JUBA – The witness accounts remain appalling. One South Sudanese man returned home after hiding from government soldiers to find they had gouged out his mother's eyes with spears. She had tried to stop more than a dozen soldiers from raping her 17-year-old daughter. Seventeen soldiers then raped ...
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency says protests by Congolese refugees in Rwanda have turned violent with several people injured and that police have fired into the air to disperse them. Tensions are high over cuts in food rations. U.N. official Daniela Ionita says refugees refuse ...
Kagame was Museveni's chief of intelligence when the latter was a rebel commander in the 1980s. Several years after Museveni usurped the Ugandan presidency, Kagame invaded Rwanda with his Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) rebels, sparking a civil war with the Hutu extremist government in Kigali.

GOMA: Six soldiers died in fighting to repel an incursion by Rwandan troops in eastern Democratic of Republic of Congo this week, the army announced on Friday. In the latest flareup between the two neighbours, Rwanda rebutted the accusation and instead charged Congolese troops with attacking ...
They cite the continuing conflicts in Great Lakes region perpetrated by all manner of rebel organisations that, without exception, tarnish the investment attractiveness of all the countries in the basin. Other well known limitations peculiar to Rwanda include being landlocked and having limited natural ...
When the DR Congo army units strayed into Rwandan territory on Tuesday late night, they were armed with state-of-the-art ammunition – indication the attack had been carefully planned. Some of the sophisticated weaponry recovered by the Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) was on display at the site of the ...
GOMA - Six soldiers died in fighting to repel an incursion by Rwandan troops in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) this week, the army announced on Friday. In the latest flare-up between the two neighbours, Rwanda rebutted the accusation and instead charged Congolese troops with ...
Goma - Heavy fighting broke out between the Rwandan and Congolese military in troubled eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after an incursion by Rwandan troops, according to a Congolese ... Rwanda has been accused of backing M23, a mainly ethnic Tutsi rebel group that emerged in this period.
The president before that, Mobutu Sese Seko, was overthrown by Rwandan-backed rebels who marched 1,600km through the rainforest in a mere six months, wearing gumboots. ... The forces of Paul Kagame, Rwanda's Tutsi strongman, had chased them into the rainforests of what was then called Zaire.
A group of Rwandan exiles under their umbrella “Jambo ASBL” has provoked angry reaction in Belgium after they were granted permission to hold an event at parliament to discuss what they refer to as the “history of Rwanda”. The Rwandan embassy in Brussels has protested the event and wants it ...
The question of labelling the crimes that were committed against the Tutsis or the Hutus in Rwanda is undoubtedly the issue that most divides all those who are interested in Rwanda, starting with the Rwandans themselves. Some thus consider that it would constitute a “Rwandan genocide”. Others argue ...
Pakistan's responsibility as terrorism in Afghanistan intensifies, UN's fresh resolution on the Rwanda genocide matters, Milos Zeman's election is an EU alarm bell, Africa has a major inequality ... Yet the allegations of some Afghan insurgent groups taking sanctuary in our border areas cannot be refuted.” ...
BUKAVU – DR Congo's army claimed Friday to have "annihilated" a rebel group in the country's chronically troubled east, killing at least 48 insurgents, capturing 150 others and winning back key territory. The offensive against forces loyal to William Amuri Yakutumba, a deserter fighting President Joseph ...
The US Treasury Monday slapped economic sanctions on a Congolese general accused of cooperating with rebel groups, as well as three rebel ... who heads the Nduma Defence of Congo-Renove (NDC-R) in North Kivu; and Lucien Nzabamwita, a military leader of the Rwandan rebel group FDLR.
A meeting between Presidents Paul Kagame and Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to ease tension between Rwanda and Uganda. The two ... On the day the two leaders met, Kigali accused Ugandan authorities of detaining, torturing and deporting Rwandan businessman Emmanuel Cyamayire.
Also placed on the sanctions blacklist were escaped prisoner Gedeon Kyungu Mutanga, leader of the Kata Katanga rebels in Katanga province; Guidon Shimiray Mwissa, who heads the Nduma Defence of Congo-Renove (NDC-R) in North Kivu; and Lucien Nzabamwita, a military leader of the Rwandan ...
LAGOS – The Nigerian Army has completely defeated the Boko Haram insurgents in the restive northeast parts of the country, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, head of a military operation, said late on Saturday. Nicholas, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, spoke this during the inauguration of the ...
Ironically, it was the continent's resource wealth that hampered economic progress, as it fueled conflicts among governments and insurgents eager to control it. The resulting political instability attracted outsiders keen to exploit governments' weakness. As the Indian poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath ...
In this photo taken Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, an opposition fighter walks with his weapon on which is tied a red ribbon, signifying danger as a warning to government forces and a willingness to shed blood, according to an opposition spokesman, in Akobo town, one of the last rebel-held strongholds in South ...
A former rebel in the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), Theogene Ntamukunzi, has for the last 22 years used music to persuade Rwandans in exile to return ... “I tried to convince other rebels that the country was peaceful but it seemed difficult for them to believe what I was saying.
Kabila's refusal to step down has emboldened armed rebel groups, raising the prospect of the vast, mineral-rich nation sliding back into the wars that killed ... has often stepped in to defend Kabila's government against rebels but now sometimes finds itself having to shield civilians against Congolese forces.
Kagame has controlled Rwanda since leading rebel forces that ended the nation's bloody civil war in 1994. He is credited with expanding Rwanda's economy and improving health care and education, but has been accused of political repression. Inhofe, who has been to Africa more than 150 times and ...
But after the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which killed up to 20 percent of the country's population, and a subsequent attack by Rwandan rebels on a Western tourist group in Uganda, de Villiers delayed any semblance of plans to visit the Virunga ... At least in Rwanda, that hour costs $1,500, he said. “It's about ...
The analogy rimed with a clandestine agenda to erect all sorts of obstacles making return of Rwandan refugees unattractive. Within four years, and after thousands of fallen fighters, the Rwanda Patriotic Front/Army rebels entered Kigali. A government-planned genocide had massacred more than a million ...
Before the spilt of the armed group in the Two areas, the SPLM-N demanded that 20% of the humanitarian aid be delivered to the rebel-controlled areas ... Trott arrived in Khartoum from Kigali where he met with the Rwandan President Paul Kagame who will take over the chairpersonship of the African ...
We were their doctors, so we could not escape the realities of the new regime's policy and the crimes committed by the former rebels. Among other shocking crimes committed by the new authorities was the Kibeho massacre in April 1995. The new Rwandan (formerly rebel) army killed several thousand ...
By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jan 15 – Three Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers died on Monday while repelling an attack in the eastern Beni region by ADF Ugandan Islamist rebels, who are suspected of murdering 14 UN peacekeepers last month. The army ...
It is a fact that 43 young Rwandan refugees were mobilized from different refugee camps inside Uganda by both CMI and RNC to join rebel ranks. Fortunately, the group was arrested at Kikagati border by Uganda Police enroute for rebel training in DRC via Burundi. As we speak CMI is mounting pressure ...
JUBA – South Sudan on Monday said the country's former army chief Paul Malong Awan has rebelled against the government. Presidential Spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny said the former Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) chief of staff ordered his followers to attack government positions in several ...
A mountain gorilla from the family of mountain gorillas named Amahoro, which means "peace" in Kinyarwanda, the Rwandan language, forages for food high in a tree in the dense forest on the slopes of Mount Bisoke volcano in Volcanoes National Park, northern Rwanda, on September 4, 2015. #.
In a protest note, Rwanda claims that Uganda supports rebels allied to Rwandan dissident former Army chief Gen. .... Uganda's relationship with Rwanda stretches back to the early 1980s when Ugandan rebel leader, now President Yoweri Museveni and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame took part in ...
The Mai-Mai became prominent as armed community militias during the Second Congo War (1998-2003). They teamed up with the Kinshasa government to battle invading troops, notably from Rwanda as well as foreign rebels. Some Mai-Mai forces never gave up the weapons they got from the regime.
The suspects are being held at Nalufenya prison, east of the capital Kampala, often used to jail those accused of terrorism or involvement with rebel groups. The suspects had been living in Uganda and claim they were travelling to Tanzania as evangelists. But Rwanda says they are members of the ...
(CNN) A joint Ugandan and Congolese military operation killed more than 100 militants aligned with a rebel group believed to be responsible for the killings of 15 peacekeepers earlier this month in the ... The attack took place in North Kivu, an eastern province that borders Rwanda and Uganda. "The ADF ...
South Sudan's army and anti-government rebels have both accused one another of violating a ceasefire just hours after it came into effect. ... However, a spokesman for Machar's SPLA-IO group said in a statement on Sunday that rebel bases in the north of the country had come under “the most aggressive ...
The Ugandan and Rwandan armies officially pulled out of Congo in 2003, and their proxy forces were nominally integrated into Congo's national army. However, some of these ex-rebels continued to torment local Congolese, especially around the smuggling routes bordering Uganda and Rwanda. In 2012 ...


 

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