ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

Opposition plans resistance to Sassou's 3rd-term ambition

2015-07-30 08:25

Republic of Congo opposition parties have called on the population to resist attempts at constitutional reform that could pave the way for President Denis Sassou Nguesso to seek a third term in next year's presidential election.

Congo opposition resists third-term push

2015-07-27 17:34

Congo Republic's opposition parties have convened an Alternative National Forum in rejection of a government-sponsored conference that opens the door to President Denis Sassou Nguesso seeking a third term next year.

Burundi opposition chief rejects poll results

2015-07-25 18:08

Burundi's main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa has denounced the third consecutive term win by President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Suicide bombers kill at least 20 in Cameroon

2015-07-22 21:03

At least 20 people have been killed in northern Cameroon by two suicide bombers suspected to be members of Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram.

CAR court rules refugees have right to vote

2015-07-21 23:45

Central African Republic's highest court has overturned a decision by the transitional parliament that would have barred tens of thousands of refugees in neighbouring countries from voting.

Kenya 'homecoming' to cap Obama's Africa tour

2015-07-20 05:55

Barack Obama will make a first presidential pilgrimage to his father's homeland of Kenya this week, the capstone of a weeklong overture to Africa taking in three key nations.

DRC turns to insect farming to fight hunger

2015-07-15 19:33

There is no shortage of protein in Kinshasa's Gambela Market, from cows to antelope and snakes. But it is the blue and silver bowls brimming with twitching crickets, termites and slithering meal worms that do the briskest trade.

UN drops demand for DRC to replace generals

2015-07-15 05:20

The United Nations has dropped a demand for two DRC generals accused of human rights abuses to be replaced before UN peacekeepers can resume operations again.

US condemns 'horrific' attacks by Boko Haram in Chad

2015-07-14 09:02

The United States on Monday roundly condemned Boko Haram's "horrific and indiscriminate" attack targeting civilians in Chad, as well as recent assaults elsewhere in Africa by the radical militants.

Gunmen captured, killed by Burundi army in clashes

2015-07-12 15:38

Burundi's army has captured scores of gunmen and killed others in two days of clashes in the north, the latest flare-up of violence in a nation that emerged from civil war in 2005.

 

Boko Haram fighters behead 3 in Cameroon raid

2015-07-27 19:12

Three villagers have been beheaded during a raid in Cameroon by Boko Haram fighters from neighbouring Nigeria.

Suicide bomber, 12, attacks Cameroon bar

2015-07-26 21:08

A 12-year-old girl suicide bomber has killed 20 people in an attack on a bar in Maroua in Cameroon, while in a crowded market in neighbouring Nigeria, a "mentally unstable" female suicide bomber killed 14.

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza wins third term

2015-07-24 17:00

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has won a controversial third consecutive term in office, the election commission has announced.

Uganda rebel charged with crimes against humanity

2015-07-22 19:02

A Ugandan rebel leader accused of killing hundreds of civilians has been charged in court with crimes against humanity and mass murder.

At 83, Belgian strives to realise Congo wildlife dream

2015-07-21 12:21

"I was already saying I'd go live in the DRC when I was nine or 10," says Willem Boulanger, who after satisfying that dream is embarking at age 83 on another - founding a game reserve near Kolwezi.

Our children should not forgive us - Rwanda women killers

2015-07-17 22:01

Women jailed in a Kigali prison for murdering their Tutsi neighbours in Rwanda's 1994 genocide talk about the killings as if they are still trying to justify why they took part in one of the most notorious mass killings of modern history.

Progress in UN-DRC military action against rebel group

2015-07-15 08:48

Congolese troops supported by the United Nations peacekeepers have neutralised about 25% of a rebel group in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the top UN envoy in DRC says.

UN warns against excluding refugees from CAR poll

2015-07-14 19:58

The UN is alarmed that authorities in the Central African Republic planned to block refugees from voting in October polls.

Ban condemns Cameroon suicide bombings

2015-07-14 07:49

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned twin suicide bombings in Cameroon, the first by Boko Haram in the country and called for better co-operation to fight the militants.

Islamist rebel handed over to Uganda from Tanzania

2015-07-12 14:22

A Ugandan Islamist rebel leader accused of heading a group that has killed hundreds of people has been handed over to Uganda after being extradited from Tanzania, an army spokesperson has said.

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