Civilian

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 18th, 2014
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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, ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 30th, 2013
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 21st, 2013
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 18th, 2013
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
May 7th, 2012
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Uncategorized
Mar 6th, 2012
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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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Feb 5th, 2012
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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...
By benim
In Libya
Aug 12th, 2011
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced alarm on Thursday over recent reports of civilians killed in Libya’s civil war and called on all sides to do as much as possible to avoid killing innocent people. “The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by reports of the unacceptably large numb...
By benim
In East Africa
May 13th, 2011
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MOGADISHU — Clashes between Somali militia and government-allied troops have killed at least 13 people, mainly insurgent fighters, officials said. The insurgents attacked government forces in Dhobley, a town near the Kenyan border, sparking the clashes. “The violent elements attacked a village ...