DRC rebels attack UN peacekeepers

2015-11-30 22:27

At least 25, including a UN peacekeeper and four soldiers, have been killed in attacks on the military headquarters and hospital.

Pope calls on Christians, Muslims to unite

2015-11-30 18:33

Pope Francis calls on Christians and Muslims to unite against violence exercised in the name of religion.

Ugandan rebels 'kill' at least 12 in east DRC

2015-11-30 15:41

At least 12 people have been killed in an attack blamed on Ugandan rebels in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a witness and local NGO.

Pope arrives at mosque in flashpoint neighbourhood of CAR capital

2015-11-30 11:18

Pope Francis has arrived at a mosque in a flashpoint Muslim neighbourhood in the Central African Republic capital Bangui, on the most dangerous part of his 24-hour visit to the war-torn nation.

Gunmen ambush Burundian army commander

2015-11-29 22:22

Gunmen have wounded a senior army commander in western Burundi, a military spokesperson says, with at least four killed in following clashes.

Muslims and Christians welcome pope to Central African Republic

2015-11-29 13:44

Pope Francis has arrived in the Central African Republic, with Muslim and Catholic representatives welcoming him in the hope that he would promote reconciliation.

Uganda passes controversial NGO bill

2015-11-28 07:27

Ugandan lawmakers have passed a bill that would give authorities sweeping powers to regulate civil society, which rights groups say will "strangle" criticism of the government, just before Pope Francis arrived on a visit.

16 000 children in S Sudan forced into conflict this year: UN

2015-11-27 18:31

Up to 16 000 children have been forced to join the fighting in South Sudan since the start of this year, the UN children's agency says.

Security concerns as Pope Francis makes first Africa tour

2015-11-24 09:04

Security forces are readying for Pope Francis’ three-nation Africa tour this week amid fears of jihadist attacks and violence, with authorities insisting the pontiff’s trip can pass off peacefully.

SA fires 47 UN peacekeepers

2015-11-18 20:34

The South African military has dismissed 47 peacekeepers serving in the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo for violating curfew.


One killed, 22 missing after boat sinks in DRC

2015-11-30 20:27

One child died and 22 people are missing after their boat sank in Lake Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Fighting between army and rebels kills 30 in DRC

2015-11-30 17:33

Fighting between the Congolese army and a Ugandan rebel group has claimed about 30 lives, a human rights activist says.

Pope: Christians, Muslims are 'brothers' in war-torn CAR

2015-11-30 14:34

Pope Francis says Christians and Muslims are “brother”, urging them to reject hatred and violence while visiting a mosque in the Central African Republic’s capital which has been ravaged by Sectarian conflict.

'Lay down your arms', pope tells divided CAR

2015-11-30 05:54

Pope Francis has urged the warring factions in Central African Republic to lay down their weapons, bringing a message of peace to a country ravaged by bloody sectarian violence.

CAR leader asks pope's 'forgiveness' for sectarian violence

2015-11-29 21:09

Central African Republic's interim president Catherine Samba-Panza has asked for "forgiveness" from Pope Francis for two years of "evil" sectarian violence she dubbed "a descent into hell".

Pope prays for strife-torn Burundi

2015-11-29 07:26

Pope Francis has prayed for peace in the troubled central African nation of Burundi on Saturday and an end to months of strife that has sparked fears of renewed civil war.

Pope hails Uganda's 'outstanding' treatment of refugees

2015-11-27 21:31

Pope Francis has hailed Uganda for its "outstanding" response in welcoming refugees as he began a two-day visit to this east African nation.

Pope takes environmental, social messages to Africa

2015-11-25 07:36

Pope Francis heads to Africa for the first time on a trip aimed at pushing the key themes of his papacy but also fraught with security concerns.

Pope Africa plans unchanged

2015-11-19 19:48

The Pope's Africa itinerary remains unchanged, but his top bodyguard is flying in early for a final check.

DRC gets new electoral commission chiefs

2015-11-17 22:22

President Joseph Kabila has sworn in new chiefs of the electoral commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo a year ahead of planned polls.

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