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Trading blows
Trading blows
Dito Montiel is the one-time punk-rocker who made his name by directing A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, an intelligent film adapted...
Somali forces gain ground in Mogadishu
Somali forces gain ground in Mogadishu
Heavy fighting broke out in the Somali capital on Wednesday as government forces intensified their offensive to drive out insurgents and widen...
Hundreds of Somalis flee heavy clashes
Hundreds of Somalis flee heavy clashes
Heavy fighting erupted on Tuesday in a previously quiet part of the Somali capital sending hundreds of residents, some of them already displaced...
UN: 8 000 Somalis displaced in one day by fighting
UN: 8 000 Somalis displaced in one day by fighting
Fierce battles between government forces and Islamist rebels in Mogadishu forced about 8 000 people to flee the Somali capital in one day, the...
Rebels attack AU troops in Mogadishu
Rebels attack AU troops in Mogadishu
Hardline Islamist insurgents in Somalia's capital fired mortar bombs at the presidential palace and attacked African Union (AU) peacekeepers on...
Islamist rebels seize strategic Somali town
Islamist rebels seize strategic Somali town
Islamist insurgents closed in on Somalia's coastal capital after seizing another strategic town north of Mogadishu on Monday.
Militants accuse Nigeria of killing thousands of civilians
Militants accuse Nigeria of killing thousands of civilians
Nigeria's main militant group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (Mend), on Monday accused the government of indiscriminately...
UN Somalia envoy accuses Islamist leader of coup attempt
UN Somalia envoy accuses Islamist leader of coup attempt
The United Nations' top envoy for Somalia blamed Islamist leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys on Wednesday for recent fighting in Mogadishu and...
South Sudan clashes 'cause for serious concern'
South Sudan clashes 'cause for serious concern'
Clashes between rival ethnic groups in southern Sudan in which at least 66 people have died are cause for "serious concern," a senior United...
Hundreds flee Mogadishu after clashes kill 35
Hundreds flee Mogadishu after clashes kill 35
A human rights activist says hundreds are fleeing Somalia's capital after weekend fighting left at least 35 dead.
DRC villagers take up arms against LRA rebels
DRC villagers take up arms against LRA rebels
Congolese villagers are forming self-defence groups to protect homes and families from Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels.
Kinshasa fears spread of DRC conflict
Kinshasa fears spread of DRC conflict
There are growing fears in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that the Nord-Kivu conflict could escalate, with the potential to bring violence...

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