In East Africa
Apr 18th, 2014
VOA Officials in South Sudan say gunmen have raided a United Nations compound housing 5,000 civilians and U.N. peacekeepers, killing at least 20 people and wounding 60. Officials say armed youths overran the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound Thursday in the capital of Jonglei state, Bor, ...
Jul 30th, 2013
The Defence headquarters Tuesday vowed that killers of 22 civilian vigilante members otherwise known as ‘civilian JTF’ last weekend in Borno State, will know no sleep until special forces deployed to flush out Boko Haram terrorists catch up with them. Towards this end, DHQ said more troops and equipm...
Feb 21st, 2013
Dozens of civilians were wounded yesterday afternoon in crowded Degahbour Bar after Ethiopian soldiers opened fire as confirmed by locals and our reporters on the ground. Some locals said they heard crackling gunfire from Ethiopian soldiers, whom they described as laughing and drunk. “They were...
In East Africa
Jan 18th, 2013
African Union troops attacked a number of homes in a pre-dawn raid against the town of Leggo in southern Somalia today, killing seven or eight civilians, including five children. Local leaders say that the troops attacked the homes indiscriminately, and killed camels and goats outside. The elder of t...
May 7th, 2012
Egypt’s parliament voted on Sunday to stop the head of state sending civilians for military trials, but rights campaigners said little would change immediately because the move would only apply to a civilian president and not the generals now ruling the country. Pressure group No to Military Tr...
Mar 6th, 2012
Brussels – All targets that Nato hit during the bombing of Libya were legitimate military sites, the alliance said Monday, despite the findings of a UN expert panel that said 60 civilians were killed and 55 wounded in the airstrikes it investigated. Nato Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen ...
Feb 5th, 2012
Benghazi – Libya put 41 loyalists of dead dictator Muammar Gaddafi on trial on Sunday, in the first legal proceedings launched against members of the former regime which was ousted after a bloody conflict. The accused, mostly civilians, appeared in a military court in the eastern city of Bengha...