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UN experts: Malian military and 'white' soldiers killed 33

Aug. 05, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts said in a new report that Malian armed forces allegedly carried out an operation with “white-skinned soldiers” near the border with Mauritania in March, shooting and burning at least 33 civilians in one of several operations where the country’s ruling...

Rwanda rejects UN report on support for rebels in Congo

Aug. 05, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s government is rejecting a report by United Nations experts saying they have “solid evidence” that members of Rwanda’s armed forces are conducting operations in eastern Congo in support of the M23 rebel group whose deadly resurgence has led to talk of war as...

Congo to reassess UN force after 36 killed in protests

Aug. 02, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s government is reassessing the presence of United Nations peacekeepers after protests against the force in the country’s east have killed at least 36 people. President Félix Tshisekedi chaired a crisis meeting as demonstrations escalated after...

Police disperse anti-UN protesters in Congo amid tensions

Aug. 01, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — Police dispersed about 100 demonstrators in Congo’s eastern town of Beni on Monday, a day after U.N. peacekeepers returning to duty killed three people and wounded more than a dozen at the border with Uganda. Dalzon Mikundi, president of the Beni Urban Youth...

U.N. peacekeepers kill 2, wound 15 at border post in Congo

Jul. 31, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers returning from leave opened fire at a border post between Congo and Uganda, killing at least two people and wounding at least 15 more, the U.N. mission and Congo government officials said Sunday. Tensions between the population in restive...

Power line kills 4 at anti-UN protest in eastern Congo

Jul. 27, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Four people participating in demonstrations against the United Nations peacekeeping mission in eastern Congo were killed Wednesday when a high-voltage power line fell on them, officials said. Their deaths came on the third day of anti-U.N. protests. At least...

15 killed, 50 injured in anti-UN protests in Congo's east

Jul. 26, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — At least 15 people were killed and dozens of others injured during two days of demonstrations in Congo’s east against the United Nations mission in the country, officials said Tuesday. The United Nations said one peacekeeper from Morocco and two...

People protest growing insecurity in Congo's east

Jul. 25, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Demonstrators set fires and forced entry into the U.N. mission facilities in Congo’s eastern city of Goma, demanding that the peacekeeping forces leave the country amid rising insecurity in the region. Police shot tear gas, injuring some demonstrators, while...

Jihadi rebels attack key military base near Mali's capital

Jul. 22, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Jihadi rebels have attacked Mali's Kati military base on the outskirts of the capital city Bamako, the ruling junta confirmed Friday. It's the first time Kati, Mali's largest military base, has been hit by extremist rebels in their more than 10-year insurgency...

Transnistria's FM: Integration with Russia remains possible

Jul. 22, 2022 07:54 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The foreign minister of Moldova's separatist Transnistria region said Friday that it is committed to achieving independence and possible unification with Russia, and that Moldova's becoming a candidate for European Union membership effectively ends any possibility of cooperation. ...