The gold-rich northeastern province of Ituri has witnessed interethnic tensions between the Lendu and Hema communities since December 2017 that led to widespread violence and human rights abuses.
Since the start of the month, around 50 people have been killed in the eastern province of Ituri, according to local sources as violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo intensifies.
Allied Democratic Forces, a militia originally from neighbouring Uganda, has killed more than 200 people since the army launched an offensive against the militia on October 30, according to a toll compiled by civil society groups.
The agreement represents rare hope for the impoverished, landlocked nation where inter-religious and inter-communal fighting has continued since 2013.
Kabul recently signalled that it wants to keep a tight rein on the multitude of armed groups that run amok across much of the country — some backed by Afghanistan and the US — who want to impose their own version of local governance.
The three men were convicted for plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees the day after the presidential election in the meatpacking town of Garden City. Their sentencing is set for June 27.
Libyan families displaced from the town of Tawergha still live in camps and makeshift houses across Libya after being driven out by militias following the 2011 Arab Spring.
The UN Human Rights Council chief called for an independent, international probe into the "horrific attacks" allegedly carried out by Bana Mura militia against civilians.
Lord Resistance Army militants attack United Nations peacekeepers while they were patrolling in Central African Republic, killing one
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