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…"Congo Army Says its Forces Recapture Eastern Village From Islamist Group"
PARIS – Two French soldiers were killed Saturday when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in northeastern Mali, just days after three others died in similar fashion, the French presidency announced. President Emmanuel Macron “learned with great sadness” of the deaths of Sergeant Yvonne Huynh and Brigadier Loic Risser in the Menaka region, his office said in a statement. Huynh, 33, was the first female soldier sent to the Sahel region since the French…"Roadside Bomb Kills Two French Soldiers in Mali"
NAIROBI, Clinical officers in Kenya have agreed to end their strike that has paralyzed the Country’s public health system for the last 26-day. This after the Kenya Union of Clinical Officers signed a return to work deal with the Ministry of Health. Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the Government remains committed to ensuring continuity of service in public health facilitates and will do everything possible to ensure all health workers on strike resume duty as…"Kenya: Clinical officers agree to end strike after deal with the Ministry"