African leaders who refused to stand down

2017-01-19 19:12

Before Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who has disputed his rival Adama Barrow's election victory, many African heads of state have attempted, in some cases successfully, over the past few years to remain in power beyond their legal mandate.

Uganda confirms hundreds of Congolese M23 rebels missing

2017-01-19 17:04

Hundreds of members of a Congolese rebel group have fled a military camp where they had been awaiting amnesty since the signing of a peace deal with Democratic Republic of Congo's government in 2013, says Uganda's government.

UN says ready for talks with Congolese rebels

2017-01-18 20:30

The UN has said it had no confirmation Congolese rebels sheltering in Uganda had crossed back into the Democratic Republic of Congo, but that it was ready for talks with the group if so.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, DRC

2017-01-16 20:31

President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe, and fearful of a looming political violence, Gambians are fleeing their tiny west African nation.

DRC opposition figure heads home after crisis deal

2017-01-16 06:17

A DRC opposition leader accused of "high treason" has returned to Kinshasa two weeks after a key deal to end a political crisis in the vast African country.

UN peacekeeping chief warns DRC elections could be delayed

2017-01-12 16:59

The UN peacekeeping chief is warning that elections in DRC recently scheduled to be held this year could be pushed back by any delays in establishing voting lists, creating a transitional government, and implementing a December 31 political agreement

26 dead in days of DRC clashes over slain militia chief

2017-01-11 18:09

Over two dozen people have been killed since the start of the year in clashes pitting the Democratic Republic of Congo's security forces against supporters of a slain tribal chief, a local governor has said in a statement.

Top Africa stories: Zim, I Coast, DRC

2017-01-06 20:08

Grace Mugabe says she is not in defiance of a court order compelling her to return three properties that she seized from a Lebanese businessman, and heavy weapons fire has been heard near an I Coast military camp.

Top Africa stories: Zim, DRC, Ethiopia

2017-01-05 21:03

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly taken his globetrotting escapades to China and at least 10 000 prisoners have been pardoned in Ethiopia.

Ghana president urges public to support successor

2017-01-05 16:06

Ghana's outgoing president John Mahama has urged his compatriots to get behind his successor, Nana Akufo-Addo, during his last state of the nation address.


Extinction threatens 60% of primates

2017-01-19 18:23

From gorillas to gibbons, about 60% of primates, the closest biological relatives to human beings, are threatened by extinction due largely to human activities, a study has found.

Expelled rights researcher returns to DRC

2017-01-19 13:36

A researcher with the US-based Human Rights Watch says she had been allowed to return to the Democratic Republic of Congo which expelled her last year.

Uganda military denies M23 rebels left camp

2017-01-17 13:30

Uganda's military has denied that armed Congolese rebels sheltering in the country have crossed back into the DRC, saying they are still in their camp.

Congolese M23 rebels cross over from Uganda, 'clash with army'

2017-01-16 12:10

Armed Congolese rebels crossed back overnight into the country from their longtime refuge in Uganda, prompting fears that a guerilla conflict put to rest in 2013 could be rekindled.

DRC's M23 rebels cross over from Uganda, take village

2017-01-15 19:00

Congolese rebels who had taken refuge in neighbouring Uganda crossed the border overnight armed with weapons, the Democratic Republic of Congo's government has said.

DRC bishop appeals for UN support for crisis deal

2017-01-12 13:01

The Catholic bishop behind a key political deal in the Democratic Republic of Congo has appealed for support at the UN Security Council as a top UN official warned of potential pitfalls for the accord.

UN urges probe of DRC officers involved in gold trafficking

2017-01-10 08:09

A UN group of experts is urging the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate army officers involved in gold trafficking and a mining firm allegedly owned by Chinese nationals.

At least 15 dead in DRC ethnic clashes - local sources

2017-01-06 12:10

At least 15 people from DRC's Bantu community have been killed in an attack blamed on Pygmies in an area of the southeast that has seen repeated ethnic clashes, local sources say.

UN presses DRC for rapid action on crisis deal

2017-01-05 19:02

The UN Security Council has called for the rapid and complete implementation of a deal to end the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

DRC militia clash with police after leader's death, one killed

2017-01-05 15:08

Supporters of a militia leader who was killed in August took over a city in central DRC for several hours, and one police officer died in clashes, witnesses say.

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