DR Congo opposition leader calls for peaceful resistance amid Kabila protests

DR Congo opposition leader calls for peaceful resistance amid Kabila protests

Opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi called on the Congolese people to peacefully resist President Joseph Kabila after Kabila stayed in power on Tuesday despite the expiration of his constitutional mandate. Gunfire could be heard in several districts of Kinshasa early on Tuesday as demonstrators demanded that Kabila step down after his mandate expired at midnight, and […]

Iraqi forces face tough resistance inside Mosul

Iraqi forces face tough resistance inside Mosul

Jihadist fighters unleashed a deluge of bombs and gunfire Friday on Iraqi forces punching into the streets of Mosul for the first time, forcing some units into a partial pullback. Some armoured vehicles from the elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) returned from the streets of Al-Karamah a few hours after moving in and encountering fierce resistance […]

South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance against government

South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance against government

A top South Sudanese opposition leader called Saturday for armed resistance to the government in Juba – a stance that suggests the troubled Central African nation could face a renewed civil war in the near future. Leader Riek Machar and top officials of the opposition SPLM-IO party issued a statement saying their forces would reorganize […]