Key vulnerabilities that have been raised repeatedly may have again played a role in the disaster. Notably, these include a lack of proper barriers and defensive measures to prevent or mitigate SVBIED attacks; insufficient intelligence/reconnaissance measures to detect and interdict massing militant forces prior to an attack; lack of Quick Reaction Force or inter-force cooperation to assist the forces under attack.
In July 2015, Burundian peacekeepers serving in AMISOM were ambushed by Al Shabaab near the town of Leego. With more information about the event now available via leaked Al Shabaab video, CONWAY WADDINGTON pieces together what happened.
In a report with potentially far-reaching implications, Amnesty International alleges that the Sudanese government has used mustard-type gas on citizens in Darfur’s Jebel Marra area.
The Sudanese government appears to have breached a four-month ceasefire with the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) after conducting attacks in South Kordofan state.
As reports of heavy weapons fire in Juba come in over the weekend, RICHARD STUPART spoke to Dr Lual Deng, currently in Juba, in an effort to work out the details of what’s been happening over the last three days.