Uganda, DR Congo launch joint military operations against Islamist militia

Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo launched joint air and artillery strikes in eastern Congo on Tuesday against an Islamic State-allied militia known as the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), both countries said. Ugandan army spokeswoman Flavia Byekwaso said she was yet to have details of the attacks but they would not be a one-off. “As… Read More Uganda, DR Congo launch joint military operations against Islamist militia

Three dead, dozens injured following suicide bombings in Ugandan capital of Kampala

Islamic State claimed an attack in the heart of Uganda’s capital on Tuesday after three suicide bombers killed three people and sent members of parliament running for cover, in the latest in a wave of bombings. The blasts in Kampala, which forced the evacuation of parliament, shocked a nation known as a bulwark against violent… Read More Three dead, dozens injured following suicide bombings in Ugandan capital of Kampala

At least nineteen dead as suspected Islamist militants attack village in eastern Congo

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 19 people in a raid on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local authorities said. The attackers looted houses and started fires in Kasanzi-Kithovo near Virunga National Park in North Kivu province overnight between Friday and Saturday, they said. “I don’t know where to go with my… Read More At least nineteen dead as suspected Islamist militants attack village in eastern Congo

Islamist militia kills female Malawian peacekeeper in eastern Congo

A female peacekeeper from Malawi was killed in an attack by an Islamist militia in eastern Congo’s North Kivu province on Monday morning, the U.N. and the Malawian government said. A local civil rights group said separately that fighters with the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Islamist armed group with Ugandan origins, attacked the village… Read More Islamist militia kills female Malawian peacekeeper in eastern Congo

At least twenty-three dead as suspected Islamist militants attack village in eastern Congo

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 23 civilians in an overnight raid on a village near Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the provincial governor’s office said on Wednesday. The death toll was still provisional as the search for bodies continued in Manyama-Moliso, north of the city of Beni, the North Kivu governor’s office… Read More At least twenty-three dead as suspected Islamist militants attack village in eastern Congo

At least seventeen found dead following attack by Islamist militants on village in eastern Congo

At least 17 people were found hacked to death in a part of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo ravaged by attacks from Islamist militants, a local official said on Friday. Donat Kibwana, the administrator of Beni territory, blamed the deaths near the town of Eringeti on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan armed Islamist… Read More At least seventeen found dead following attack by Islamist militants on village in eastern Congo

Suspected Islamists attack prison, free hundreds of inmates in eastern Congo

Armed men freed more than 1,300 prisoners from a jail in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a coordinated attack on Tuesday, the town’s mayor said, blaming an Islamist militant group operating in the area. Only 110 of 1,456 inmates, including a number of militia fighters, remained following the simultaneous early morning assaults on the… Read More Suspected Islamists attack prison, free hundreds of inmates in eastern Congo