DRC, UN take on rebels in North Kivu

2016-05-26 22:01

A joint DRC army and UN campaign has killed at least 23 rebels in the North Kivu province.

Guns of war silent in South Sudan - Ramaphosa

2016-05-25 19:42

South Africa has been honoured to have been part of uniting warring factions and bringing peace to South Sudan, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Burundi talks mediator hopes to meet absent opposition

2016-05-24 19:32

The mediator tasked with brokering talks to end Burundi's festering political crisis says he hoped to meet the opposition after it was barred from peace negotiations in Tanzania.

Embattled DRC opposition figure Katumbi in SA for treatment

2016-05-21 11:42

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition figure Moise Katumbi, President Joseph Kabila's powerful rival who has been charged with undermining state security, has arrived in South Africa for medical treatment, an aide says.

Surgeon warns of 'unbearable atrocities' in DR Congo's east

2016-05-18 10:36

A leading Congolese surgeon who treats women sexually abused during conflict has warned of "unbearable atrocities" being committed in the country's east including the mutilation of babies and the disembowelling of pregnant women.

Uganda: Safety concerns for jailed opposition leader

2016-05-16 19:03

A lawyer for a detained opposition leader in Uganda says he is concerned for the safety of his client, who has been charged with treason last week because of his anti-government protests.

DRC opposition politician grilled over mercenaries

2016-05-09 22:31

Powerful opposition DRC politician Moise Katumbi, President Joseph Kabila's leading rival, appeared before prosecutors Monday over government allegations he hired foreign mercenaries.

Security forces surround DRC presidential candidate's home

2016-05-06 14:19

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have surrounded opposition presidential candidate Moise Katumbi’s home in Lubumbashi, reports say.

Uganda government bans press coverage of protest movement

2016-05-05 17:01

Uganda's government has banned media coverage of a protest movement against the disputed re-election of the country's long-time president.

DRC probes use of US mercenaries

2016-05-04 20:10

DRC justice minister has ordered an investigation into the alleged use of foreign mercenaries by opposition politician Moise Katumbi.


Violence erupts at opposition protests in DRC

2016-05-26 21:07

Congolese security forces have fired tear gas and charged at several thousand stone-throwing protesters in Kinshasa as nationwide rallies against veteran President Joseph Kabila turned violent.

Fatal firefight with poachers in DRC wildlife park

2016-05-24 20:29

The Swedish manager of a wildlife park in DRC has described a firefight with elephant poachers in which he was wounded and three rangers were killed last month.

Uganda protests to DRC over border police killings

2016-05-24 17:23

Uganda has sent an official complaint to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo after four police officers were shot dead on a lake between the neighbours.

MSF suspending operations in part of Central African Republic

2016-05-19 23:11

Doctors Without Borders says it must suspend operations in part of Central African Republic after its employees there came under attack, leaving one person dead.

3 SA peacekeepers face sex abuse allegations

2016-05-18 07:48

The UN says it has received 44 allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers and staff in UN missions so far this year, including three involving South African troops.

Hollande vows French help in restive CAR

2016-05-13 17:58

French President Francois Hollande has paid a lightning visit to the Central African Republic for talks with its new leaders on stabilising and rebuilding the restive nation, while drawing down France's military presence.

20 people die in Rwanda landslides

2016-05-08 17:55

At least 20 people, most of them children, have been killed by devastating landslides in northern Rwanda triggered by torrential rain.

Survivors found 6 days after Kenyan building collapse

2016-05-06 06:38

Rescuers have found four survivors in the rubble of an apartment building in Nairobi that collapsed six days ago amid heavy rains, raising hopes that more people might still be alive.

DRC leader fires minister captured on camera while masturbating

2016-05-05 10:07

President Joseph Kabila of the DRC has reportedly fired the country’s deputy minister of posts, telecommunications and information technology Enock Ruberangabo Sebineza, after a video of him masturbating in his office went viral last week last week.

16 villagers hacked to death in eastern DRC

2016-05-04 14:14

Attackers armed with machetes and axes have hacked at least 16 civilians to death in a night-time assault on their village in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, UN and local officials say.

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