Tanzania says gunmen kill 6 in ambush near Mozambique border

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Unknown gunmen killed six farmers near Tanzania’s southern border with Mozambique, a senior police official said on Wednesday, amid growing concerns over Islamist militants in a poor region where foreign companies are developing gas deposits. The ambush on Tuesday night, on an island in the Ruvuma River that

Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander, rockets rain from Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, drawing rocket salvoes that reached as far as Tel Aviv in the worst cross-border fighting in months. The rare targeted strike which killed Islamic Jihad’s Baha Abu Al-Atta in Gaza came as Syrian

Congo army kills leader of splinter Hutu militia group

KINSHASA, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Congolese forces have killed the leader of an offshoot of a Hutu militia in the restive east of the country, the army said on Sunday, two months after killing the leader of the main faction. Juvenal Musabimana led a splinter group of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda

Mali says 54 killed in militant attack on army post

BAMAKO (Reuters) – At least 53 soldiers and one civilian were killed in a militant attack on a military post in northern Mali on Friday, the government said. The attack is one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country’s military in recent memory. It is still reeling from jihadist raids in late September

UPDATE 2-IOM suspends some Ebola screening after 3 aid workers killed in South Sudan

* Ebola checks halted at border points with Uganda, Congo * Government says fought off attack from rebel group (Adds government military spokesman comment) By Denis Dumo JUBA, Oct 30 (Reuters) – The U.N. migration agency has suspended some screening services for Ebola after three of its aid workers were killed in South Sudan, the

Russia tells Turkey Kurdish fighters have left NE Syrian border area: Erdogan

MOSCOW/ANKARA (Reuters) – Russia has informed Turkey that Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters have withdrawn from a strip of land near the Syrian-Turkish border within a deadline set by Ankara and Moscow, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. A man rides a motorcycle in street traffic at dusk in Tal Abyad, Syria October 29, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil

Mozambique president heads for big win as observers report irregularities

MAPUTO (Reuters) – Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi was on Tuesday forecast to be heading for a landslide victory in an election the opposition says has been tarnished by fraud while observers reported numerous irregularities. FILE PHOTO: A local walks past a billboard with a picture of Mozambique’s president and leader of the Frelimo Party, Filipe

Turkish military, Syrian rebel forces to cross into Syria ‘shortly’: Erdogan’s aide

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish forces, together with the rebel Free Syrian Army, will cross the Syrian border “shortly”, President Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director said early on Wednesday, as a surprise withdrawal of U.S. troops made way for the Turkish incursion. FILE PHOTO: Turkish army howitzers are positioned on the Turkish-Syrian border, near the southeastern town

UPDATE 1-Nearly 600 Burundian refugees head home as mass repatriation starts

(Updates with refugee quotes) NAIROBI, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Burundian refugees who returned home on Thursday say they left camps in Tanzania because women are often raped when they go looking for firewood and because Tanzanian police have beaten and arrested men. Reuters interviewed 10 of the 590 refugees who returned, the first batch transported

INSIGHT-Congo mine deploys digital weapons in fight against conflict minerals

* Companies need to show they use ‘clean’ minerals * Most traceability schemes now are paper based * New system deploys digital scanners to track minerals By Aaron Ross and Barbara Lewis RUBAYA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct 1 (Reuters) – In a small shack overlooking muddy pits hewn out of eastern Congo’s rolling green