Anti-Kabila strike 'cripples' Kinshasa – report

2016-08-24 13:06

A general strike called in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reportedly crippled businesses in the capital Kinshasa.

DRC opposition calls for general strike against Kabila

2016-08-22 15:16

The DRC's main opposition alliance has called for a general strike against President Joseph Kabila's 15-year rule.

Massive yellow fever vaccination campaign begins in Congo

2016-08-17 20:12

A massive yellow fever vaccination campaign has begun in Congo, meant to stop the global spread of the virus.

42 killed in troubled east DR Congo

2016-08-15 08:27

At least 42 civilians have been killed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official says, in what the government described as a massacre in revenge for military operations in the area.

Cholera kills 16 people in CAR, 34 in Congo

2016-08-13 09:22

Central African Republic's health minister says at least 16 people have died from cholera and there have been 66 recorded cases since the beginning of August.

Son of CAR's ex-president detained

2016-08-06 16:09

Central African Republic's justice minister says UN officials have detained the son of a former president and handed him over to the authorities.

Gabon president warns of election unrest

2016-08-01 08:49

Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba has warned of possible unrest during the August 27 election which he said was the "strategy" of the opposition challenging his eligibility to seek a second seven-year term.

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.


Slow start to national shutdown in DRC

2016-08-23 12:17

It remains unclear whether DRC nationals are going to heed opposition party calls for a national shutdown in the country.

Congo opposition leader denied bail - lawyer

2016-08-20 17:07

A lawyer says the Republic of Congo has denied bail for an opposition leader under house arrest since June.

Man shot dead at protest over DR Congo massacre

2016-08-17 18:54

A young man has been shot dead when security forces opened fire at a crowd protesting the government's alleged failure to protect civilians after a gruesome massacre in eastern DR Congo.

19 die in clashes in central DRCongo

2016-08-14 10:35

Nineteen people have been killed in clashes between police and militia in the centre of the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities say.

Tension in Chad ahead of Deby's fifth term

2016-08-08 08:43

Chad's President Idriss Deby is set to be sworn for a fifth term in power, facing persistent resistance from an opposition that alleges his re-election was a "political hold-up".

C Africa's president to hold talks with rebels

2016-08-02 09:23

The Central African Republic's president says he would soon hold talks with rebel groups as he seeks to restore security after years of sectarian violence.

'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.

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