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Sudan Rebel Groups Form Alliance to Topple Bashir

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Four major Sudanese rebel groups have formed an alliance aimed at toppling the government of President Omar al-Bashir. The four groups — three from the Darfur region and one based in two states to the east — are calling themselves the Sudan Revolutionary Front, or SRF. The SRF says it resolves to overthrow Mr. Bashir’s […]

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Philippines Seeks to Reassure Mining Sector After Rebel Attacks

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Philippines officials are promising improved security for the nation’s key mining industry after communist rebels overran three operations this week. Officials said Tuesday that President Benigno Aquino has ordered a review of procedures at the nation’s mines and that investors should be confident the perpetrators of Monday’s attacks will be brought to justice. However a […]

Philippines Muslim Leader Calls Halt to Peace Talks

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Peace talks between the Philippines government and the nation’s largest Muslim rebel group have hit a snag, with the rebels saying there is no point in returning to Malaysia for another round of talks next week. Murad Ebrahim, leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, told reporters at his jungle camp Monday that draft agreements […]

India Signs Pact With Separatist Group

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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India has signed a pact with an outlawed separatist group to end violence in the northeastern state of Assam and pave the way for peace talks. National and Assam government representatives signed the agreement with the United Liberation Front of Asom, also known as ULFA. Under the agreement, ULFA vowed not to stage attacks while […]

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Philippine Rebels Reject Proposed Peace Deal

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Muslim rebels operating in the southern Philippines have rejected a new government peace proposal aimed at ending the decades long insurgency. Negotiators from the Philippine government and the 11,000-member Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) held two days of talks in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. A rebel representative told Philippine television that the plan did […]

Libyan Rebels Reshuffle Cabinet

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Libya’s rebel leader is reshuffling the executive branch of his de-facto government in an effort to ease tensions over the killing last month of the rebels’ military chief. A spokesman for the Transitional National Council says Mahmoud Jibril, the rebels’ de-facto prime minister, has been asked to form a new executive body of ministers. The […]

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Indian Rebel Group Announces Cease-Fire

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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An outlawed separatist group has announced a unilateral cease-fire in northeast India in hopes of making further progress on a peace agreement with the government. The leader of the United Liberation Front of Asom , also known as ULFA, called on all members to adhere to the agreement and said Tuesday the cease-fire will continue […]

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Uganda Opens First War Crimes Trial

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Uganda on Monday opened its first war crimes trial of a top rebel commander. Thomas Kwoyelo, a leader of the notoriously violent Lord’s Resistance Army , is facing 53 counts of murder, kidnapping and destruction of property. He has denied the charges. Kwoyelo was captured in March 2009 in the Democratic Republic of Congo during […]

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Uganda Opens Country’s First War Crimes Trial

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Uganda has opened its first war crimes trial with a case against a leader of the notoriously violent Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group. The trial against Thomas Kwoyelo began at Uganda’s International War Crimes Division under tight security in the town of Gulu Monday. Kwoyelo is charged with 53 counts of willful killing, hostage taking, […]

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Uganda Opens Country’s First War Crimes Trial

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Uganda has opened its first war crimes trial with a case against a leader of the notoriously violent Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group. The trial against Thomas Kwoyelo opened at Uganda’s International War Crimes Division under tight security in Gulu on Monday. He is charged with willful killing, hostage taking, destruction of property and causing […]

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