Civilian killings
Thousands forced to flee in DRC’s North Kivu province as M23 attacks intensify

Attacks by the Rwanda-backed M23 has led to another wave of mass displacement in the province of North Kivu. The rebel group has tried to make advances towards the provincial capital of Goma, attacking the town of Sake which lies just 25 kilometers away.

Myanmar military UN reports Evidence shows Myanmar’s military is committing war crimes, says UN agency’s report

The report covers the period between July 2022 and June 2023 and incorporates evidence from 700 sources, including 200 eyewitnesses. This year’s annual report revealed there had been a increase in mass executions of civilians

Senegal violence A deadly fight: Senegal’s political crisis escalates after repression of protesters

At least 16 people were killed after protests broke out in Senegal following the sentencing of leading opposition figure Ousmane Sonko to two years in prison. Mass public unrest has grown against President Macky Sall and the continued neo-colonial exploitation of the country by France

Sudan Over 420 people have been killed in fighting in Sudan. Foreign countries accelerate evacuations

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 3,700 people have been injured since fighting broke out on April 15. The humanitarian crisis, including mass displacement, has continued to worsen as multiple ceasefires have failed to hold  

Myanmar killings Junta forces kill at least 28 individuals in a monastery in Myanmar

Regime reinforcements entered Nan Nein village and began executing villagers, who had taken refuge inside the monastery, according to media reports

As yet another ceasefire fails in the DRC, what lies ahead for the Congolese people?

During a visit to the DRC last week, the UN Security Council stated that it “no longer needed to be demonstrated” that Rwanda was backing the M23. The rebel group has continued to make advances in North Kivu as multiple ceasefires mediated by regional mechanisms have failed

Why are the Congolese in DRC protesting Macron?

Kambale Musavuli of the Centre for Research on the Congo explains why the Congolese are protesting French president Macron’s visit and the role of France in the country and the larger region.

Israeli raid and killings in Nablus At least 10 Palestinians killed in Israeli raid on Nablus in occupied West Bank

Israeli forces invaded the city on Wednesday morning and proceeded to lay siege to a building housing two Palestinian resistance fighters. While Palestinian armed groups resisted the raid, Israeli forces injured over 100 people using live bullets and tear gas

MONUSCO_peacekeepers DRC Fresh protests break out in Congo against UN and East African forces; anger grows over M23 advance

At least eight people were killed by UN forces in the North Kivu province on February 7. The DRC is witnessing renewed protests against the UN peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO) and the East African Community (EAC) regional forces

Kabul suicide blast Suicide attack in Kabul kills 21, injures dozens 

Kabul’s police officials confirmed that as many as 21 civilians died in the explosion, including the imam of the mosque. Five children were among those critically wounded

Myanmar report Crimes against humanity are being systematically committed in Myanmar, says report

The report by the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar has found that rape and other sexual-forms of violence, and crimes against children have been perpetrated by members of the security forces and armed groups

Afghan conflict UNAMA condemns series of terror attacks in Afghanistan, calls for more security

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) urged the Taliban administration to provide greater security after consecutive blasts targeting Shia-dominated areas shook Kabul in the first week of August