Ethiopia warns of counter-offensive against Sudan

Sudanese Army’s deputy chief of staff, Lieutenant General Khaled Abdin al-Shami (2nd L), is seen ahead of his speech to the press as Sudanese army has retaken control of an area in the al-Fashqa border region with Ethiopia on December 29, 2020 [Muhabiri Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency]December 29, 2020 at 9:21 pm Ethiopia on Tuesday warned … Continue reading Ethiopia warns of counter-offensive against Sudan

Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict revives bitter disputes over land

A shepherd walks in front of an abandoned tank belonging to Tigrayan forces, south of the town of Mehoni, Ethiopia, on December 11, 2020. The town of Mehoni, located in Southern Tigray, experienced shelling resulting in civilian deaths and injuries.AFP file By AFP As rifle-toting militiamen fired celebratory rounds into the air, young men marched through … Continue reading Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict revives bitter disputes over land

Boko Haram landmines kill 11 Nigerian security personnel

Nigerien soldiers patrol outside the Diffa airport in South-East Niger, near the Nigerian border, on December 23, 2020. Under the constant threat of Boko Haram and its dissidents, Diffa lives under siege with frightened and economically strapped inhabitants. Issouf Sanogo | AFP By AFP Kano, Landmines planted by Boko Haram jihadists have killed 11 security personnel, including … Continue reading Boko Haram landmines kill 11 Nigerian security personnel

Afghan troops, police abandon nearly 200 checkpoints to Taliban

KANDAHAR: Afghan security personnel have abandoned nearly 200 checkpoints in restive Kandahar province in recent weeks, officials said Wednesday, in some cases leaving behind their weapons to be seized by the Taliban.https://500f6b24106c45522537f904b3e6bcbb.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html Kandahar provincial Governor Hayatullah Hayat and a local lawmaker separately confirmed the situation to AFP, saying commanders would be disciplined for their actions. … Continue reading Afghan troops, police abandon nearly 200 checkpoints to Taliban