Category Archives: Politics

Army: DR Congo Troops Kill 36 Burundi Rebels in East

KINSHASA Congolese troops killed 36 Burundian rebels in clashes with two armed groups in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo and three soldiers were also killed, the DRC army said Friday.

The Congolese army …

UN: Nigerian Troops Evacuate Town in Security Operation

GENEVA, Nigerian troops evacuated the entire population of a town of 10,000 people in northeastern Borno state without warning on Monday before an operation against militants, the United Nations said on Thursday.

The military relocated …

Philippines Bans Workers’ Deployment to Libya Amid Fighting

MANILA, PHILIPPINES The Philippine government on Wednesday imposed a total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Libya because of fighting between rival militias for control of the North African nation’s capital, the labor …

Uganda Says Arrests Made in Kidnapping of American Tourist

KAMPALA Ugandan police say they have arrested some people over the kidnapping last week of an American tourist who has since been freed.

Police did not specify how many people were arrested but said they …

Sudan Activists Say Soldier Killed During Raid on Sit-in

CAIRO Sudanese security forces attempted to break up an anti-government sit-in outside the military headquarters in the country’s capital on Monday, setting off clashes in which a soldier was killed while trying to protect protesters, …

As Israelis Head to Polls, It’s All about Netanyahu

JERUSALEM Israel’s election campaign has been a three-month roller coaster of mudslinging, scandals and more scandals. But when voters head to the polls on Tuesday, one name will be predominantly on their minds: Benjamin Netanyahu.…

Sudan Protesters Reach Military Headquarters for First Time

Many of the thousands of Sudanese demonstrators marching in Khartoum Saturday reached the country’s military’s headquarters for the first time since deadly anti-government protests erupted nearly four months ago.

After protesters began rallying on the …