Congolese warlord Ntaganda pleads not guilty at ICC

2015-09-02 12:15

Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda has pleaded not guilty to war crimes as his trial started at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Congolese 'Terminator' warlord's ICC trial opens

2015-09-02 12:05

The trial of former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda has opened at the ICC, where the ex-rebel faces 18 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Africa in the dock at the ICC

2015-09-02 09:11

The International Criminal Court where the trial of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntangada is set to open, has launched investigations in eight African countries.

Congolese 'Terminator' warlord's ICC trial to open

2015-09-02 07:38

Former Congolese warlord Bosco "Terminator" Ntaganda is set to go on trial before the International Criminal Court for war crimes, including the rape of a child soldier within his own rebel army.

Libya bans Yemenis, Iranians, Pakistanis from entry

2015-09-02 07:38

Libya’s internationally recognised administration based in the east has banned Yemenis, Iranians and Pakistanis from entering the divided country, a military statement says.

Congolese warlord innocent - lawyer

2015-09-01 22:00

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda will seek to prove his innocence at his impending war crimes trial before the International Criminal Court, his lawyer says.

Shabaab bombs, takes second AU base

2015-09-01 19:46

Al-Shabaab has overrun an African Union base in southern Somalia, a military official says.

More than 100 child soldiers desert

2015-09-01 19:02

More than 100 child soldiers have deserted an armed group in eastern DRC, the UN mission to the country says.

2 Mali soldiers killed in Timbuktu attack

2015-09-01 16:56

Two Malian soldiers have been killed in a pre-dawn attack against an army checkpoint outside Timbuktu in northern Mali, the defence ministry and a UN source say.

Nigerian leader canvasses efforts for polio-free status

2015-09-01 15:17

President Muhammadu Buhari wants Nigeria to continue efforts to win certification as a polio-free country by 2017 after recording its last case in July last year, his office says.


Nigeria to deploy drones to curb oil theft

2015-09-02 11:00

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is set to deploy drones across the territorial waters of Africa’s largest oil producer as part of a series of new efforts to help curb rampant oil theft, a company official says.

'Cattle war' rages amid Central African Republic sectarian violence

2015-09-02 11:00

A "cattle war" is raging amid the sectarian violence bloodying the Central African Republic, with herds massacred by grenade or machine-gun, cows stolen, breeders kidnapped or murdered and reprisal strikes staged against rival villagers.

Cameroon involved in CAR 'blood diamond' trade - UN experts

2015-09-02 09:11

Illicit trafficking of diamonds from Central African Republic into neighbouring Cameroon is helping finance the continuation of a nearly three-year conflict, an expert panel that monitors the UN sanctions says.

CAR unlikely to hold vote on time - official

2015-09-02 05:20

CAR is falling behind with preparations for October 18 elections and will probably have to delay them, the head of the transitional government says.

Kidnapped Tanzanians in DRC escape

2015-09-01 22:00

Eight Muslim preachers from Tanzania who were kidnapped last month in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have escaped.

ISIS claims Tripoli car bomb near oil firm

2015-09-01 21:04

ISIS has claimed a car bomb attack against an oil company co-owned by Italy's Eni in the Libyan capital that injured one person.

Nigeria security adviser denies weapons charge

2015-09-01 19:46

Nigeria's former security adviser has pleaded not guilty to am illegal weapons charge.

Uganda lawmakers debate controversial NGO bill

2015-09-01 17:54

Ugandan lawmakers have debated a bill that would give authorities sweeping powers to regulate civil society as rights groups warned it would “strangle” criticism of the government.

Nigeria charges ex-national security adviser with illegal arms

2015-09-01 16:04

Nigerian prosecutors have slapped a charge of unlawful possession of arms against the former national security adviser of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.

UN office criticises Chad for execution of 10

2015-09-01 14:00

The UN's main human rights office is criticising Chad's execution of 10 Boko Haram members by firing squad.


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