Several items on the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA):
- Human Rights Watch says that attacks by the LRA in the Central African Republic (CAR) have increased in 2012. CAR also says it faces attacks from Southern Sudanese rebels.
- Ugandan forces, with help from the American military, continue to seek LRA leader Joseph Kony in CAR and elsewhere in the region.
- Amanda Taub of the blog Wronging Rights has published an e-book, “Beyond Kony2012.”
The Federal Government of Nigeria has reportedly opened a special prison for detainees from the Boko Haram movement.
The aftermath of the coup in Guinea-Bissau continues, with the Economic Community of West African States and the junta at loggerheads.
Some 60,000 Malian refugees have fled to Mauritania since the war began in Mali in January. The overall number of displaced persons from the conflict in Mali is around 260,000.
The New York Times on the Ethiopian holy cities of Aksum and Lalibela.
Jeune Afrique (French) on the “war” to succeed defeated President Abdoulaye Wade within Wade’s Parti démocratique sénégalais (Senegalese Democratic Party, PDS). Seneweb (French) reports on the recent visit of one PDS leader, Senate President Pape Diop, to Touba, center of the country’s Mouridiyya Sufi brotherhood.
Reuters: “Kenya, Somalia border row threatens oil exploration.”
What else is going on?