Congo Army Says its Forces Recapture Eastern Village From Islamist Group

GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Congo said Saturday that 14 suspected Islamist militants and two soldiers were killed in fighting on New Year’s Day as the Congolese army backed by U.N. peacekeepers regained control of Loselose village in the east of the country. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan Islamist group that has emerged as the most lethal of the militias in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern borderlands, has carried out several attacks in recent weeks. “Yesterday Jan. 1, an army regiment overpowered the terrorists of the ADF…

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Truck Drivers Stop Deliveries to Troubled Central African Republic

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Hundreds of trucks are parked in Cameroon because drivers have stopped shipping goods and humanitarian assistance into the troubled Central African Republic in the face of violence following December 27 general elections. Ajeizo Boucar, a 51-year-old Central African Republic truck driver says he has been in the eastern Cameroon town of Garoua Boulay, impatiently waiting for the security situation in his country to improve. He says several hundred C.A.R. and Cameroonian truck drivers cannot cross to the C.A.R. capital, Bangui, because of fighting between C.A.R. government troops…

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