ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

Congolese 'Terminator' to address war crimes trial

2015-09-03 12:30

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda is set to to address his war crimes trial at the International Criminal Court, speaking publicly for the first time since he surrendered to the US embassy in Kigali in 2013.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Central African Republic council adopts new constitution

2015-09-01 10:16

The transitional council in Central African Republic has adopted a constitution designed to form the base of a new government as the country attempts to turn a page on years of violence, government official say.

ICC trial of Congolese 'Terminator' warlord to start

2015-08-31 11:10

Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda is set to go on trial before the International Criminal Court accused of war crimes, including the rape of child soldiers by his own rebel army.

CAR court bars transitional govt members from polls

2015-08-30 22:07

Central African Republic's constitutional court has confirmed the exclusion of past members of a transitional government from running for office in presidential and parliamentary elections due in October.

Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members

2015-08-29 21:58

Chad has executed 10 alleged members of Nigeria-based Islamist group, Boko Haram, by firing squad, a day after they were found guilty of a double suicide killing that left 38 people dead in the capital N'Djamena.

 

DRC militia leader pleads 'not guilty' as ICC trial opens

2015-09-02 13:59

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda has pleaded “not guilty” to crimes, including the rape of child soldiers in a campaign of pillage and murder in northeast DRC’s Ituri province in the early 2000s.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

6 soldiers killed in eastern DRC ambush

2015-08-31 16:57

Unidentified gunmen have killed six elite presidential guard soldiers in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, military and local sources say.

Central African Republic to limit president to 2 terms

2015-08-31 09:02

Central African Republic’s transitional government has adopted a new constitution that would limit future presidents to two terms in office as the country seeks to end more than a year of sectarian violence.

Bashir to visit China despite international arrest warrant

2015-08-30 21:04

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is expected to travel to China for a four-day visit, the foreign ministry says, defying an international warrant for his arrest.

Chad sentences 10 Boko Haram members to death

2015-08-29 16:40

Ten members of Boko Haram have been sentenced to death in Chad for crimes including murder and the use of explosives.

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