ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

UN: Attack helicopters halt Central African Republic rebels

2017-02-27 22:20

The United Nations says its forces used attack helicopters to subdue rebels in Central African Republic

16 rebels killed in fighting with army in DRC's east

2017-02-23 18:14

A Congo military spokesperson says the army has killed at least 16 members of a former rebel group who crossed back into Democratic Republic of Congo's east.

US 'deeply concerned' over alleged DRC video massacre

2017-02-21 18:01

The United States on Sunday said it was "deeply concerned" over a video purporting to show soldiers shooting dead unarmed civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC investigates video showing soldiers shooting militia

2017-02-21 10:47

The Democratic Republic of Congo's government has said it was investigating a video that shows uniformed soldiers shooting at apparent militia members who are armed with sticks, and that a commanding officer had been arrested.

France, US pressure DRC over video massacre

2017-02-20 21:37

The United States and France have called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate a video purporting to show soldiers massacring 50 to 100 unarmed civilians in the violence-wracked center of the country.

DRC dubs video massacre fake, but admits 'excesses'

2017-02-20 12:00

A Democratic Republic of Congo spokesperson has condemned as "ridiculous montage" a video purporting to show a massacre of unarmed civilians by DRC soldiers.

Pope calls for quick accord to end DRC violence

2017-02-19 16:30

Pope Francis has urged leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo to act quickly to resolve its political crisis and curb violence, condemning in particular the use of child soldiers.

DRC urged to break crisis 'impasse' by UN, AU, EU

2017-02-17 16:32

The international community has urged government and opposition parties in Democratic Republic of Congo to restart deadlocked talks to set up a transition regime ahead of elections due late this year.

Top Africa stories: Cyclone Dineo, Zim

2017-02-16 19:23

Cyclone Dineo has killed a child in Mozambique, and Zimbabwe's Joice Mujuru says a group of party leaders she expelled last week were "seeking to turn her into a sex slave".

UN demands armed groups stop fighting in CAR

2017-02-16 12:00

The UN Security Council has demanded armed groups in the Central African Republic immediately halt fighting and join peace talks after the UN airstrikes targeted rebel fighters.

 

Bantus, Pygmies sign peace deal in DRC

2017-02-25 21:28

The Pygmy and Bantu people of the Democratic Republic of Congo have signed a peace deal to put an end to decades of deadly violence that has killed hundreds.

DRC investigating alleged army massacre video

2017-02-22 20:58

The Democratic Republic of Congo has said it was investigating "facts brought to the public's attention" after a video purportedly showing government troops massacring civilians prompted outrage.

UN: DRC must stop rights violations by its armed forces

2017-02-21 16:00

The United Nations commissioner for human rights has called on Democratic Republic of Congo's government to stop human rights violations by armed forces.

Students protest amid school closures in Guinea

2017-02-21 06:05

Police in Guinea fired tear gas as hundreds of students armed with stones and sticks demonstrated in the capital over teachers' strikes that have shut down schools for weeks

Under pressure DRC govt vows to stem violence

2017-02-20 20:44

The Democratic Republic of Congo's government, under pressure to act after months of violence in the south, has vowed to move away from a solely military solution.

DRC govt under fire for violence after video massacre

2017-02-20 08:30

The Democratic Republic of Congo's government has come under pressure to stem violence after the emergence of a video purporting to show soldiers massacring unarmed civilians.

25 civilians killed in DRC ethnic attack

2017-02-19 11:00

Militiamen from the Democratic Republic of Congo's Nande ethnic group have killed 25 civilians in the country's violence-torn east, almost all of them hacked to death with machetes, local officials and activists say.

Armed group executes 32 people in C Africa: HRW

2017-02-16 20:28

An armed group executed at least 32 civilians and captured fighters in the lawless heart of Central African Republic in December, says Human Rights Watch..

$1.8bn election costs 'too expensive', says DRC budget minister

2017-02-16 15:36

There are doubts the Democratic Republic of Congo will hold its presidential elections following indications the country will not be able to afford the cost of organising the poll.

WHO declares end to yellow fever outbreak in DRC Angola

2017-02-15 17:02

The World Health Organization has declared an end to the yellow fever outbreak that killed about 400 people in Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola, calling it "one of the largest and most challenging" in recent years

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