November 18, 2023

Armed conflicts and attacks

Kivu conflict

M23 offensive

At least four civilians and three soldiers are killed, with 11 injured, in a mass shooting at a IDP camp in Nyiragongo, North Kivu, DRC, amid ongoing conflict between the army and M23 rebels. (AFP via New Vision)

War in Sudan

Battle of Khartoum

The Jebel Aulia Bridge, part of the Jebel Aulia Dam complex, is destroyed amid heavy fighting in Jabal Awliya, although the dam itself remains intact. It is the second bridge in Khartoum to be destroyed in the past week. (Sudan Tribune)

Arts and culture

Miss Universe 2023

Miss Nicaragua Sheynnis Palacios is crowned Miss Universe by her predecessor, R'Bonney Gabriel, marking the country's first win in the pageant's history. (CNN)