A deal reached in Switzerland last month to exchange 181 government forces for 706 rebels, just before the major Muslim holiday of Eid al Fitr.
Region has more than 120 armed groups, most fighting for land and control of mines with valuable minerals, and some trying to protect their communities.
M23 rebels left the town in eastern DRC earlier this month but not before scarring the lives of the people on November 29 when the insurgents killed at least 170 people, its worst-recorded massacre since launching their campaign in late 2021.
Those pardoned by interim president Mahamat Idriss Deby are among hundreds of the Front for Change and Concord in Chad members sentenced to life in prison over "terrorism acts."
The peace deal signed in South Africa's capital Pretoria, the TPLF agreed to disarm in return for the restoration of access to Tigray, which was largely cut off from the outside world during the conflict.
Hundreds of rebels of FACT group have been given life sentences while another 24 have been acquitted in killing of ex-ruler Idriss Deby, says prosecutor for capital N'Djamena.
Peace marches organised by the Catholic Church took place across the Democratic Republic of Congo to protest violence in the country's east, days after an alleged massacre of civilians.
Two rebel groups have been fighting over control of drug trafficking routes for at least three years.
Three children are among at least nine people killed after Syrian regime rocket fire hit refugee camps west of the city of Idlib in Syria's northwest.
Rebel groups accused the interim government representatives of creating a “bad atmosphere” at talks and announcing the August 20 national dialogue without any consultation.
The security forces shot dead six in a series of raids in India-administered Kashmir as a crackdown against suspected rebels continues after a spate of civilian killings this year.
About 22 million people will require assistance next year in the war-torn country due to multiple factors, including the ongoing conflict and expected drought, flooding, disease outbreaks and locust infestation.
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