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DRC militia chief arrested

A man believed to be a leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kamwina Nsapu militia has been detained over a beheading in the troubled Kasai region, a judicial source told AFP on Thursday.

Seven killed in eastern DRC attack

Seven people, including a police officer, were killed on Wednesday in an attack, attributed to a Rwandan Hutu militia, on a village in Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, local officials said.

Renewed Militia attacks in CAR, peacekeeper killed

Christian militias in Central African Republic have launched several attacks in the town of Bangassou in recent days, attempting to seize a cathedral housing displaced Muslims and killing a Moroccan peacekeeper, the United Nations said on…

East Congo violence displaces 80,000 people

About 80,000 people have fled fighting between the Democratic Republic of Congo army and a new rebel coalition, the United Nations said on Tuesday, joining the millions already uprooted in Africa's worst displacement crisis. Militia…

UN accuses Congo-backed militia of mutilating toddlers

The government-backed Bana Mura militia in Congo has committed horrific crimes in ethnically-motivated attacks in the past few months, including cutting off toddlers' limbs and slicing open pregnant women, the U.N. human rights chief said…

Mali ethnic militia group says it will lay down its arms

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Mali in October. Photo Credit: Reuters A militia in central Mali that represents ethnic Peuhls said on Saturday it would lay down its arms in a boost for…