France to probe new child rape allegations in Central Africa

2016-02-09 10:12

French investigators will probe new allegations by young children of sexual abuse by French soldiers in the Central African Republic.

DRC ethnic tensions lead to fatal clashes

2016-02-08 22:05

At least 15 people have been killed in clashes between armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a region that has been the scene of heightened ethnic tensions.

UN asks Chad for answers over CAR rebel leader visit

2016-02-06 09:01

UN officials are demanding the Chadian government explain why a Central African rebel leader has been able to travel freely to Chad in defiance of Security Council sanctions against him.

Tensions rise in Central African Republic as elections draw near

2016-02-04 18:33

As presidential elections in the Central African Republic draw closer, renewed fighting between communities has sparked tensions.

Congolese warlord Katanga on trial again

2016-02-03 17:36

Notorious Congolese warlord Germain Katanga was back in the dock for crimes against humanity, after completing a first 12-year sentence handed down by the International Criminal Court.

CAR presidential run-off election scheduled for February 14

2016-01-28 22:26

The Central African Republic will hold the second round of its presidential election on February 14, with two former prime ministers facing off in the vote.

Final round of Central Africa presidential poll delayed

2016-01-27 18:36

The second and last round presidential poll in the Central African Republic, which had been scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed over organisational problems.

UN: South Sudan rival leaders qualify for sanctions

2016-01-26 08:57

South Sudan's president and a rebel leader both merit sanctions because their troops have targeted civilians and broken international law, a UN panel of experts says in a new report.

Another African politician for third term

2016-01-25 22:34

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso will seek a third term in office during presidential elections in line with recent changes to the country's constitution.

DRC opposition chief barred from visiting stronghold

2016-01-20 22:14

Security services in the Democratic Republic of Congo prevented an opposition leader and harsh critic of the president from travelling to his regional stronghold.


Congolese ex-army chief to run for president

2016-02-08 22:34

A former Congolese army chief and presidential advisor has announced plans to run against President Denis Sassou Nguesso.

Congo to probe alleged sex abuse by peacekeeers in CAR

2016-02-06 10:58

The Republic of Congo has launched an investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse involving its troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.

Fresh sex abuse claims rock UN mission

2016-02-05 05:36

The UN's troubled mission in Central African Republic has announced seven new claims of sex abuse by peacekeepers.

Angola rebel chief's children in court to sue Call of Duty maker

2016-02-03 21:34

The children of slain Angolan rebel chief Jonas Savimbi have a French court to punish the makers of the wildly popular video game Call of Duty for representing their father as a "barbarian".

ICC to unveil verdict against DRC's Bemba

2016-02-02 21:01

The International Criminal Court will deliver its verdict next month in the long-running trial of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba.

Sudan's president al-Bashir opens border with South

2016-01-28 08:58

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the opening of his country's border with South Sudan for the first time since the south seceded in 2011 to become an independent nation.

South Sudan's president, rebel leader should face sanctions - UN

2016-01-27 10:05

A UN panel of experts has recommended imposing sanctions on South Sudan's president, rebel leader and two other top officials for their role in the country's brutal war, diplomats say.

Central African Republic court cancels vote

2016-01-25 22:34

The Central African Republic's top court has cancelled the first round legislative vote held in December over 'irregularities'.

Ex-PMs in second round Central Africa vote

2016-01-25 18:35

Two former Central African Republic premiers, Anicet Georges Dologuele and Faustin Archange Touadera, will vie for the presidency of the strife-torn nation in the final round of elections.

Central African Republic facing hunger crisis

2016-01-20 21:35

The United Nations is warning of a hunger crisis in Central African Republic that is affecting half the country's population.

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