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Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the government of the DR Congo of using violence to eliminate political opponents since polls in 2006.

According to the rights group, Congolese security forces had deliberately killed more than 500 people in a campaign against opposition groups. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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An ambush by rebels in south-east Peru has killed at least 12 soldiers and seven civilians, said the defence ministry.

Late on Thursday, the attack took place as a military convoy returned to a base in Huancavelica province. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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Hissène Habré (photo, from afrik.com), Chad’s former president, along with leaders of an eastern rebellion, has been sentenced to death in absentia at a mass trial, by a court in Chad on Friday. (more…)

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In Chad, rebels say they have taken the eastern town of Biltine, some 750km from the capital, N’Djamena. (more…)

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Accused of trying to assassinate Jose Ramos-Horta, East Timor’s president, last February, a group of rebels have surrendered to the government.

Gastao Salsinha, rebel leader, was persuaded to hand himself in following talks with representatives from the army, parliament and the Catholic Church, said an adviser to Ramos-Horta. (more…)

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East Timor’s parliament has voted the extension of the state of emergency for another 30 days. It has been imposed after attacks on the country’s president and prime minister and was supposed to end on Saturday. (more…)

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