Somalia: ‘Dozens dead’ in clan clashes in Galgudud province

A deadly clash over the weekend between two clans in central Somalia has killed at least 50 people, residents and medical officials told VOA on Monday. Another 155 people are said to have been injured in the clashes in the Read More …

Nigeria: Troops kill six terrorists, one soldier injured in IED explosion in Abia

The Nigerian Army says troops have killed six terrorists in Igboro Forest, Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State. Troops of Operation UDO KA are said to have successfully raided the camp of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Read More …

Kenya: Four construction workers killed near Somalia border

Gunmen in northern Kenya fatally shot four construction workers at a hospital site near a refugee camp and the border with Somalia where a militant group is active, police said Saturday. A group of eight workers were resting Friday when Read More …

Somalia: Al-Shabaab launches pre-dawn attack in Galgudud province

Heavy fighting was reported in central regions of Somalia on Saturday morning, multiple sources confirmed, with the al-Shabaab targeting El-Dheer, a town which is an epicenter of tussles between the government troops and the militants. Al-Shabaab has persistently attacked the Read More …

DR Congo: ISIL-affiliated fighters blamed after 38 killed in North Kivu attack

Rebel fighters affiliated with ISIL (ISIS) have killed at least 38 people in an overnight attack on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials and a civil society leader in the region have said. The armed men Read More …

Libya: Deadly landmines pose hidden threat in Tripoli

Hundreds of deadly landmines and unexploded ordnance still litter parts of Libya after years of fighting, posing a constant danger to civilians, especially children, long after the conflict. Although relative calm has returned to the oil-rich country since the battle Read More …

Kenya: Police avert major IED attack by Al-Shabaab at Mandera border point

Police in Mandera East on Wednesday, June 5 averted a possible tragedy when they recovered and demolished an IED planted in an abandoned house. Corporal Ibrahim Isaac says that at around 9 am while manning the border at Border Point Read More …

Angola: Clearing minefields in the Lobito Corridor

This strategic region of Angola suffered enormously during the civil war. It is now key to Angola’s future prosperity. The Benguela Railway Company was founded in 1903 to begin construction of a line running from Lobito on Angola’s Atlantic coast Read More …

Maryland Army National Guard and multinational partners strengthen bonds in Senegal

DODJI, Senegal — As the dust settles over the training areas in Dodji, Senegal, A Company, 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment of the Maryland Army National Guard stands out for its essential role in exercise African Lion 2024 (AL24). “We Read More …

Nigeria: Soldiers among 11 killed by separatist militants in Abia state

Militants enforcing a separatist lockdown in Nigeria’s southeastern region attacked security forces deployed to restore order, killing five soldiers and six civilians during a shootout, the Nigerian military said Friday. The soldiers were attacked on Thursday at a checkpoint in Read More …