Gabon opposition chief slams election court ruling

2016-09-24 21:00

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping has slammed the validation of President Ali Bongo's election by the country's Constitutional Court as a "miscarriage of justice".

DRC FM insists elections will take place

2016-09-24 15:30

The Democratic Republic of Congo's foreign minister insists that elections will take place after technical problems are resolved.

Gabon's Bongo calls for 'political dialogue' with opposition

2016-09-24 09:04

Gabon’s president Ali Bongo has called for "political dialogue" with the opposition after the constitutional court upheld his narrow re-election victory.

DRC opposition suspends role in 'dialogue' process

2016-09-23 21:30

An opposition group taking part in a so-called "national dialogue" to resolve a political crisis in DRC says it had suspended its participation after deadly violence in the capital this week.

Step down immediately, Gabonese nationals in SA tell Ali Bongo

2016-09-23 20:43

At least 150 Gabonese nationals have marched from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology to Parliament in Cape Town to demand the "immediate departure of Ali Bongo" as president back home.

Gabon braces for court's ruling on disputed election

2016-09-23 17:35

Gabon is bracing for possible violence as the Constitutional Court id set to rule on a disputed election that President Ali Bongo won by less than 2%.

Sudan frees 21 rebel child soldiers: UN

2016-09-23 14:56

Sudan has freed 21 child soldiers who were captured in war-torn Darfur last year during fighting between government troops and rebels, the United Nations has said

Gabon on edge as presidential rivals set to face off in court

2016-09-22 20:00

Security forces have fanned out in Gabon's capital as the central African country remained on edge awaiting the constitutional court's decision to end its post-election crisis and the uncertainty over who will be the next president.

UN rights chief blames DRC govt over unrest

2016-09-22 16:27

The UN rights chief has directed blame at DRC's government for surging political tensions that sparked deadly clashes in the capital Kinshasa this week.

Over 100 killed in two-day violence - DRC opposition

2016-09-22 10:23

Two days of violence in Kinshasa left over 100 people dead, the Democratic Republic of Congo opposition says, their figure more than tripling the police toll.


Heavy security in tense Gabon after Bongo re-election validated

2016-09-24 19:00

Libreville's nearly empty streets are under the watch of a heavy police and military presence after Gabon's top court upheld President Ali Bongo's re-election in bitterly disputed polls.

Fighting, fatalities in central DRC city of Kananga

2016-09-24 12:04

Heavy fighting in the city of Kananga in central Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed many lives, sources say.

Gabon court upholds President Ali Bongo's election win

2016-09-24 07:39

Gabon's constitutional court has upheld President Ali Bongo's re-election victory, rejecting an appeal by rival Jean Ping, who had called for a recount over widespread allegations of fraud.

DRC rebel group kills at least 7 in eastern village

2016-09-23 20:52

A DRC military official and a local leader say a rebel group has attacked a village in the country's east, killing at least 7 people

Gabon on a knife-edge as court mulls vote outcome

2016-09-23 19:39

The streets of Libreville have emptied rapidly, with residents fearing a new bout of bloodshed as the Constitutional Court prepared to rule on who will be Gabon's next president following a bitterly-contested election.

Rights groups demand justice over Sudan protest deaths

2016-09-23 15:57

Global rights groups have criticised Sudan for failing to provide justice to dozens of protesters killed in a government crackdown on anti-austerity demonstrations three years ago.

DRC faces 'large-scale crisis', UN rights chief warns

2016-09-23 06:00

The UN human rights chief is warning that a "large-scale crisis could be just around the corner" in DRC, where dozens of people have been killed this week in protests against a delayed presidential election

UN warns 'large-scale crisis' possible in DRC

2016-09-22 19:00

The UN rights chief says the DRC used "excessive force" during deadly clashes with demonstrators in the capital and called on Kinshasa to reach out to the opposition to avert a "large-scale crisis".

ICC to rule next month in bribery case of DRC ex-VP, aides

2016-09-22 11:28

The ICC will hand down its verdict next month against former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba and four close associates accused of bribing witnesses, the tribunal says.

Kinshasa picks up the pieces after two days of clashes

2016-09-21 17:33

Shops and petrol stations have reopened for business in the capital of DRC but residents kept children from school after two days of deadly clashes between police and protesters.

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