Armed Groups
’The revolution was hijacked’: Inside the conflict in Darfur
Two years after mass protests led to the removal of dictator Omar al-Bashir, Darfur is still caught up in conflict.
6 Jul 2021
Iraq’s PMF display tanks and weaponry in large anniversary parade
March in Diyala province marks the anniversary of the paramilitary force’s founding seven years ago.
26 Jun 2021
Car bomb wounds at least 13 UN peacekeepers in Mali
UN says a car bomb targeted a temporary peacekeeper base near Tarkint in the northeastern region of Gao.
25 Jun 2021
Northeast Nigeria conflict killed more than 300,000 children: UN
Study published by UNDP finds death toll caused by 12 years of violence is 10 times higher than previous estimates.
24 Jun 2021
Burkina Faso says 11 police officers killed in ambush, 4 missing
The officers came under attack during a relief mission in the northern town of Yirgou, security minister says.
22 Jun 2021
Sudan to form new joint force to ‘crack down on insecurity’
The new force will include the RSF paramilitary unit, police, armed forces, and ‘representatives’ of rebel groups.
18 Jun 2021
Policeman killed, 80 students abducted in Nigeria school attack
Attack on Federal Government College in Kebbi State is third assault by gangs on a school in Nigeria in a month.
17 Jun 2021
Former Colombia leader asks pardon for army killings of civilians
Former president Santos asks forgiveness for deaths of thousands during armed conflict with left-wing fighters.
11 Jun 2021
Myanmar shadow government allies with rebels against military
Rebel Chin National Front signs agreement with the National Unity Government to ‘demolish the dictatorship’.
29 May 2021
Iraq militia commander arrested under ‘anti-terrorism’ law
Military says Qasim Muslih, Anbar head of the Popular Mobilisation Forces, has been arrested.
26 May 2021
Why are more Indonesian women getting involved in bomb attacks?
Women have played a more prominent role in hardline attacks in Indonesia, and analysts say it reflects ISIL’s influence.
25 May 2021
Chad military claims victory over northern rebels
The military and authorities have previously said they have defeated the FACT rebel group only for fighting to continue.
9 May 2021
Burkina Faso attacks displace thousands in 10 days: UN
Armed groups displace some 17,500 people in Burkina Faso in recent days, UNHCR says, in attempt to cause ‘mayhem’.
7 May 2021
Ethiopia to designate TPLF, OLF-Shene as ‘terror’ groups
The Ethiopian government launched a huge security operation against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front last year.
1 May 2021
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