UN chief to highlight world's 'forgotten crisis' in C Africa

2017-10-19 20:29

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is traveling to the Central African Republic next week to draw attention to the world's "forgotten crisis" and its heavy toll on aid workers and UN peacekeepers.

DRC, CAR crises under debate at 'Great Lakes' summit

2017-10-19 06:11

The crises in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Burundi and South Sudan are expected to come under the microscope at a 12-nation summit in Brazzaville, officials say.

UN chief wants 900 extra peacekeepers in CAR

2017-10-18 13:00

Warning of a risk of ethnic cleansing, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged the Security Council to beef up the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic with 900 extra troops.

Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation

2017-10-16 10:01

Conjoined twins born in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo have survived a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike to be separated.

Quarter of DRC refugees in Angola 'have gone home'

2017-10-13 20:57

Nearly a fourth of the estimated 30,000 refugees sheltered in Angola's northeast have returned to their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive Kasai region, an Angolan official has said.

New rape claims against UN peacekeepers in CAR

2017-10-12 10:33

Peacekeepers in the Central African Republic have been accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl, the UN says, the latest in a spate of rape claims that have hit the mission.

Hutu militia kills seven in eastern DRC attack

2017-10-12 06:00

Seven people, including a police officer, were killed in an attack, attributed to a Rwandan Hutu militia, on a village in Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, local officials have said.

Intense fighting in DRC after 20 kidnapped

2017-10-09 10:48

Clashes have erupted between army troops and rebels accused of being behind the disappearance of 20 civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, military and civilian sources say.

DRC children find refuge in Zambia

2017-10-09 07:59

As fighting rages in the central African nation, almost two-thirds of the Democratic Republic of Congo's refugees arriving in Zambia are children.

Three men killed in attack on UN base in DRC

2017-10-06 18:37

Three suspected tribal militiamen were killed and two UN soldiers slightly wounded when the armed men attacked a UN military base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN source has said.


UN chief heading to conflict-torn Central African Republic

2017-10-19 13:38

The UN SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres says he is going to conflict-torn Central African Republic next week to spotlight growing communal tensions, spreading violence and deteriorating humanitarian situation.

UN forced to halve rations in Central African Republic

2017-10-18 14:30

A UN humanitarian official has warned that aid workers have had to cut rations in half across Central African Republic because of underfunding

Pan-African parliament in grip of existential crisis

2017-10-17 09:05

Though its motto is "one Africa, one voice", the reality of "Africa's parliament" could not be more different.

DRC authorities meet but still no election timetable

2017-10-15 10:00

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have met to address when the next presidential election will be held after the country's electoral commission announced there will be no vote before early 2019.

Delays over DRC's election set to fuel tension

2017-10-12 20:37

Beset by ethnic divisions, political tensions and bloody fighting in its east, Democratic Republic of Congo faces fresh challenges in the coming months over feared delays to eagerly-awaited presidential elections.

No DRC presidential poll before 2019

2017-10-12 08:36

The election to pick the Democratic Republic of Congo's next president will not happen before early 2019, the electoral commission has said, a delay that raises fresh security worries.

'No gaps' in peacekeeping funding: UN assembly chief

2017-10-11 09:17

United Nations peacekeeping missions will be fully funded despite a significant budget cut announced earlier this year, the president of the UN General Assembly has said.

UN says peacekeeper killed in attack on DRC military base

2017-10-09 10:45

Rebels from a Ugandan-dominated group have attacked a UN military base in eastern DRC, killing one peacekeeper and injuring 12 others, the UN mission says.

10 killed in northeast DRC, Ugandan rebels blamed

2017-10-09 06:00

Authorities say at least 10 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo by Ugandan rebels belonging to the group known as ADF.

Angola's 'kizomba' dance mesmerises the world

2017-10-06 11:14

In Mabor, a dusty and neglected corner of Luanda, the sound of a catchy beat rising means only one thing to the area's youngsters: time to dance the kizomba.

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