ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

'The owner is back': DRC opposition chief welcomed home as crisis looms

2016-07-28 11:06

The DRC's veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi has returned home after a two-year absence to a warm welcome from large crowds as the mineral-rich African nation heads into fresh turbulence.

DRC opposition chief Tshisekedi returns as crisis looms

2016-07-27 16:09

DRC's veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi has returned home after a two-year convalescence as the mineral-rich but unstable nation headed into fresh turbulence.

Lobbying intensifies as race to elect new AU chair heats up

2016-07-17 14:45

Hours before elections are due to kick off for a successor to AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, lobbying has intensified - and not just for the three candidates nominated to take her place.

Burundi talks snagged again

2016-07-12 20:34

A renewed effort to end Burundi's dragging political crisis has again crashed because the government shunned peace talks in Tanzania at the last minute.

Suspects in peacekeeper sexual abuse case are Burundian - UN

2016-07-08 13:45

The latest UN peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing minors in the Central African Republic are from a Burundian contingent, a spokesperson says.

Nine dead in latest massacre in eastern DRC

2016-07-05 18:01

Nine civilians have been murdered in the latest in a long spate of attacks in eastern DRC's North Kivu province.

Chadian officials' sons jailed for gang raping schoolgirl

2016-07-02 20:45

Seven sons of Chadian officials have been sentenced to 10 years in jail each, for gang raping a schoolgirl in the capital N'Djamena, a case which provoked angry protests, judicial sources say.

Cameroonian men soon could be jailed for adultery; women are

2016-06-24 10:27

Cameroon's parliament has voted to change the country's penal code to criminalise adultery for men. Until now, adultery has been a criminal act for women only.

16 killed in new clashes in Central African Republic - police

2016-06-21 11:29

Sixteen people have been killed in two days of clashes between Fulani herdsmen and the mainly Muslim Seleka militia in northern Central African Republic, a police source says.

DRC's Bemba to be handed landmark war crimes sentence

2016-06-19 07:21

Judges at the world's only permanent war crimes court will pass sentence on former Congolese leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, with prosecutors calling for a minimum 25-year sentence.

 

Displaced and forgotten in Central African Republic

2016-07-27 19:17

From village to village, people share stories of being forced to flee as armed groups attacked and burned their homes in the Central African Republic.

Congo jails opposition leader over demo

2016-07-25 18:31

A court in the Republic of Congo has jailed an opposition leader for two years for inciting public disorder.

France to end military operations in Central African Republic

2016-07-14 07:04

President Francois Hollande says France will end its military mission in the Central African Republic in October.

Thousands flee renewed C Africa violence - UN

2016-07-08 15:03

Thousands of people have fled renewed violence in the Central African Republic to neighbouring Chad and Cameroon, the United Nations said, voicing fears that many more could follow.

DRC likely to face violence without talks - UN official

2016-07-08 11:57

The UN deputy secretary-general is warning that DRC is likely to face violence and persistent instability unless political opponents hold talks to resolve an impasse over upcoming elections in the country

Cameroon leader pardons French lawyer jailed for graft

2016-07-05 12:03

Cameroonian President Paul Biya has pardoned a French lawyer serving a 25-year sentence for stealing 1,5 million euros from public funds.

Ten killed in jihadist suicide bombing in Cameroon

2016-06-30 11:37

A suicide bombing by a Boko Haram jihadist has killed at least 10 people in northern Cameroon, a security source says.

Congo slams 'terrorist' attack on Paris embassy

2016-06-23 08:39

Congo has called for its diplomats in France to be better protected after the country's embassy in Paris was attacked by a mob that broke into the mission and started a fire.

Burundi school kids deface portraits to defy president

2016-06-20 09:17

A quiet protest movement is spreading in Burundi's schools where hundreds of students have been suspended in recent weeks for defacing pictures of President Pierre Nkurunziza in textbooks.

Zuma still considering what to do about Mapisa-Nqakula's 'mercy mission'

2016-06-17 18:06

President Jacob Zuma is still considering what to do about Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's admission that she helped bring a Burundian woman into South Africa without the proper papers, the Presidency says.

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