ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

UN seeks $65m for DRC emergency

2017-04-26 05:53

UN officials have launched a bid to raise $65.4m in emergency funds for thousands of people displaced by violence in Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai region.

DRC should not have shown video of UN expert killings: UN

2017-04-25 14:56

The United Nations has criticised Congolese authorities for releasing a video showing the grisly murders of two UN experts, saying the move could harm the investigation and was traumatic for the families.

DRC violence forces thousands to flee to Angola – UNHCR

2017-04-24 20:50

About 1 000 Congolese have fled to neighbouring Angola to seek refuge amid an upsurge of violence between rebels and the government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nation’s refugee agency says.

One million displaced in DRC's Kasai: UN

2017-04-22 09:02

Deadly violence between government forces and tribal militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region has forced more than a million people from their homes over the past eight months, the UN says.

Now is not the time for the UN to run from the DRC

2017-04-21 10:22

The Democratic Republic of Congo desperately needs a peaceful election but with the UN threatening to scale back its DRC mission, the likelihood of a successful poll is being threatened, writes Reuben Loffman.

Another 17 mass graves found in central DRC, UN says

2017-04-20 08:15

Investigators have confirmed another 17 mass graves in central DRC, bringing the number to 40 discovered since clashes between soldiers and a local militia intensified in August, says the UN human rights office, adding that Congolese soldiers reportedly killed at least 114 people, including 41 children.

DRC returns militia leader's body; new chief named

2017-04-17 19:31

Democratic Republic of Congo's government says it has returned the body of a militia leader, whose death in August sparked months of fighting.

DRC suspends military cooperation with Belgium

2017-04-15 15:29

The Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended military cooperation with former colonial power Belgium after Brussels criticised President Joseph Kabila's choice of prime minister, sources has said.

DRC appeal court doubles jail term for ex-minister

2017-04-14 09:01

A Congolese appeal court has more than doubled the jail term of a onetime government minister now in opposition, says his lawyer.

Congo police arrest dozens at banned protest rallies

2017-04-11 19:34

Police in Democratic Republic of Congo have detained several dozen people accused of violating a ban on protests against President Joseph Kabila.

 

Award-winning wildlife ranger in DRC fears for his life

2017-04-25 20:30

An award-winning wildlife ranger in the DRC says he fears for his life after running a campaign to stop oil exploration in the Virunga National Park.

DRC government: UN experts' murders filmed on cell phone

2017-04-25 11:00

The Democratic Republic of Congo's government has obtained a five-minute cell phone video that shows the gruesome murders of two United Nations experts who were killed last month while investigating human rights abuses.

Angolan activists jailed over election protest

2017-04-24 10:16

Seven Angolan opposition activists have been sentenced to 45 days in jail over a protest calling for transparency in August elections when veteran President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is due to stand down.

US to continue training regional troops against Uganda’s LRA

2017-04-21 17:06

The United States has said that it will still train east and central African troops to prevent Uganda’s notorious Lord's Resistance Army rebel leader Joseph Kony’s fighters from regrouping.

Angola steps up security patrols along DRC border

2017-04-20 14:28

Angola has said that it was reinforcing security patrols along its northern border through which thousands of refugees have fled violence in the Kasai region of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN says 16 staff members freed by South Sudan refugees

2017-04-19 11:36

The United Nations says 16 staff members held hostage at a UN camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been released unharmed

SA gives asylum to Congolese pastor

2017-04-17 17:09

Congolese pastor Joseph Mukungubila Mutombo, wanted in his homeland for alleged involvement in violence, has obtained asylum in South Africa.

DRC: Suspect arrested in deaths of 2 UN investigators

2017-04-15 07:33

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the deaths of an American and a Swedish investigator for the United Nations and their interpreter, but another suspect has escaped, a Congolese military official says.

DRC police arrest dozens after protest ban

2017-04-12 10:03

Police have detained dozens of people accused of violating a ban on protests against Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, says police.

Political tension brings DRC capital to standstill

2017-04-11 16:01

Democratic Republic of Congo's normally teeming capital Kinshasa came to a standstill as people stayed home in fear of violence after the government banned a planned protest against President Joseph Kabila.

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