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Ivory Coast army joins Burkina Faso in anti-jihadist operation

25 May 2020, 2:17 AM

Soldiers from Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso conducted their first joint operation against jihadists active near their shared border, killing eight suspected militants and arresting 14 others, Ivory Coast’s army said on Sunday.

Venezuela holds military exercises as Maduro attempts to show force

16 February 2020, 3:00 AM

Venezuela’s military on Saturday held exercises that deployed civilian militia and armored vehicles in the capital Caracas and around the country, an effort by President Nicolas Maduro to show strength as Washington prepares to escalate sanctions.

Sudan reopens airspace after revolt quelled

15 January 2020, 5:30 AM

Sudan has reopened its airspace, the head of the sovereign council said on Wednesday, while the army said two soldiers were killed and four injured in quelling a revolt by former security agents linked to toppled ruler Omar al-Bashir.

Lieutenant general Ahmed Gaed Salah

Thousands mourn Algeria’s army chief

25 December 2019, 1:42 PM

Thousands of Algerians gathered on Wednesday for the funeral procession of the country’s powerful army chief, who fought for independence from France as a young man and this year became the country’s de facto leader.

Congolese forces kill 25 rebels in eastern offensive

9 November 2019, 7:50 PM

Congolese forces said on Saturday they had killed 25 Islamist rebels since launching an offensive against them late last month in an eastern region also struggling with an Ebola outbreak.

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