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Rival army factions clash in Ivory Coast

Gunshots and heavy weapons fire erupted between rival factions within Ivory Coast’s army at military bases in its second largest city, Bouake. The outbreak of renewed violence follows days of tensions in Bouake between participants in last year’s mutinies and members of an elite military unit, known as the CCDO.

Colombian rebels attack oil pipelines hours after ceasefire expires

Colombia’s Marxist ELN rebels have resumed attacks on oil installations and the armed forces, threatening the future of peace talks just hours after the expiration of a ceasefire agreement with the government. The talks in Quito, Ecuador, had been scheduled to restart on Wednesday after a recess between the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the […]

Tunisian Jewish school set on fire by Molotov cocktails

A Jewish school on a Tunisian island that is home to an ancient Jewish community was attacked late on Tuesday as violent anti-government protests raged elsewhere in the North African country. Petrol bombs thrown at the school on the tourist resort island of Djerba caused some damage but no injuries. There were no protests in […]

Greek Communist anti-austerity protesters storm labour ministry

Greek demonstrators stormed the country’s labour ministry and confronted its chief in protest at moves to restrict the right to strike, a condition set by international creditors in exchange for bailout funds. Athens is set to introduce legislation which could limit the frequency of strikes in the country, infuriating labour unions which regard industrial action […]