Daily Archives: January 2, 2021

Congo Army Says its Forces Recapture Eastern Village From Islamist Group

Congo said Saturday that 14 suspected Islamist militants and two soldiers were killed in fighting on New Year’s Day as the Congolese army backed by U.N. peacekeepers regained control of Loselose village in the east of the country. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan Islamist group that has emerged as the most lethal of

Truck Drivers Stop Deliveries to Troubled Central African Republic

Hundreds of trucks are parked in Cameroon because drivers have stopped shipping goods and humanitarian assistance into the troubled Central African Republic in the face of violence following December 27 general elections. Ajeizo Boucar, a 51-year-old Central African Republic truck driver says he has been in the eastern Cameroon town of Garoua Boulay, impatiently waiting

Roadside Bomb Kills Two French Soldiers in Mali

Two French soldiers were killed Saturday when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in northeastern Mali, just days after three others died in similar fashion, the French presidency announced. President Emmanuel Macron “learned with great sadness” of the deaths of Sergeant Yvonne Huynh and Brigadier Loic Risser in the Menaka region, his office said