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Mali: Al Qaeda attacks Chadian peacekeepers in response to Netanyahu's visit to country
Ten Chadian UN Peacekeeping troops have been killed on an attack against their base in Northern Mali. Our terrorism expert Wassim Nasr analyses the situation.



African Union delays DR Congo mission over disputed presidential vote
The African Union has postponed sending a delegation to the DR Congo over the country's disputed presidential election after the Constitutional Court declared Felix Tshisekedi the victor, an AU spokeswoman said Sunday.



Tatiana Carayannis, from the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum: the election results have 'sowed the seeds for instability'
2019-01-20 20:04 EN NW ITW Tatiana CARAYANNIS DRC Conflict Prevention and peace forum



Peacekeepers killed in attack on UN northern Mali base
Gunmen killed at least 10 Chadian UN peacekeepers and injured 25 others in an attack Sunday on a base in northern Mali, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres confirmed. An al Qaeda-linked group claimed responsibility for the attack.



Israel and Chad renew diplomatic ties decades after rupture
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Chad on Sunday for what he called a "historic" trip, during which he announced renewal of diplomatic ties decades after they were ruptured.



DR Congo top court upholds Tshisekedi presidential election win
DR Congo's top court on Sunday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of disputed presidential elections after throwing out a legal challenge by the runner-up.



Burkina Faso's prime minister and government resign
Burkina Faso’s government and Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba stood down on Friday, according to a statement released by the country’s president.



DR Congo vote report: Goma waits in suspense
The suspense continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo after it rebuked the African Union’s calls to suspend the announcement of final results from the country’s disputed December 30 presidential election. The constitutional court is urgently hearing an appeal over the outcome of the vote to choose a successor to Joseph Kabila after provisional results showed Félix Tshisekedi as the surprise winner. Runner-up Martin Fayulu, for his part, has claimed he was cheated of victory. Tensions are high in the country, particularly in the volatile eastern region of North Kivu. France 24’s Grainne Harrington, Julie Dungelhoeff, and Abdallah Malkawi report from the city of Goma, a heartland of the opposition in DR Congo, where they spoke with Congolese waiting for the final results and the civil society activists urging real change in the wake of December's election.



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