Ex-combatants will be merged in "two tranches of 13,000" fighters, says junta-appointed government, a move billed to help restructure the national army and better represent northern Tuareg region.
Agreement signed in neighbouring Guinea-Bissau allows rebels fighting a separatist campaign in Casamance region since 1982 to lay down arms and work towards permanent peace.
Rwanda carried out operations inside Democratic Republic of Congo and "provided troop reinforcements" to notorious rebel group, which Kinshasa always accuses Kigali of backing, says a report prepared by independent experts for UNSC.
Thousands of armed residents raid illegal mines and target workers, known as "zama zamas", in Kagiso township, as outrage widens over mass rape of eight women last week west of Johannesburg city.
US ambassador to UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said the long-planned trip is not part of global competition with either of America’s rivals, but it is part of a series of high-level US engagements.
Climate-vulnerable nations, already footing the global bill of a changing climate, face rising borrowing costs and economic challenges that further impair their ability to adapt.
Burkina Faso army did not specify how many civilians were killed in counter-terrorist strike, saying the victims were hit by projectiles in the zone between Kompienga and Pognoa.
The Congolese government said that the spokesperson had made "indelicate and inappropriate" statements, which contributed to the tensions between the population and MONUSCO.
Kinshasa says 36 people were killed – including three who were killed when the UN opened fire on civilians – last week during demonstrations in the country's east.
Mali's government demands the French president "understand that no one can love Mali better than Malians" after Macron urged Bamako to build a framework that allows an effective fight against terrorists.
A joint investigation will establish responsibility for the incident that left at least two people dead and 15 injured and impose severe sanctions against the peacekeepers involved.
Senegal President Macky Sall's ruling coalition says it won 30 of the country's 46 administrative departments, giving it a majority in parliament following Sunday's legislative election.
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