ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

Sudan rebels attack garrison, kill dozens - report

2015-03-29 12:59

Sudanese rebels say they captured a garrison in conflict-hit South Kordofan and killed 54 troops, with the army denying the claim.

UN cuts DRC peacekeepers

2015-03-26 18:58

The UN has approved cutting the DRC peacekeeping force by 2 000, far less than Kabila wanted.

Ex-Chad leader's security chiefs jailed for life

2015-03-25 16:31

Seven of former Chadian leader Hissene Habre's security chiefs have been jailed for life for totire and murder by a special court in the capital N'Djamena.

Uganda shuts down 5 madrassas over training extremists

2015-03-23 14:37

A Ugandan police official says five madrassas across Uganda have been shut down over allegations they are training students to become extremists.

16 Cameroonians kidnapped near CAR border

2015-03-21 13:00

Sixteen Cameroonians have been kidnapped in northeastern Cameroon in an alleged attack by armed militia from the Central African Republic, security sources say.

Central, West African leaders to meet over Boko Haram

2015-03-19 12:23

Central and West African states are set to hold a summit next month to agree a common strategy to combat the Boko Haram insurgency, their leaders say.

Bangui visit encourages UN mission

2015-03-19 05:00

A United Nations fact-finding mission to the Central African Republic has found encouraging signs about the will to halt the violence and achieve a political transition.

Almost all mosques destroyed in CAR unrest

2015-03-18 11:10

Almost all of the 436 mosques in the Central African Republic have been destroyed by months of vicious fighting between Christians and Muslims, the US ambassador to the UN says, calling the devastation 'kind of crazy and chilling'.

UN panel to probe Dag Hammarskjold's 1961 plane crash death

2015-03-17 05:00

The United Nations has named a panel of independent experts to reopen an investigation into the death of UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjöld in a mysterious 1961 plane crash.

EU to help CAR military

2015-03-16 20:25

EU foreign ministers have given the final go-ahead for a mission to help with military reform in the Central African Republic.

 

UN boosts force for Central African Republic

2015-03-26 22:23

The UN Security Council has decided to boost the UN force in the Central African Republic by 1 050 peacekeepers as the country prepares for elections.

Ex-DRC child soldier apologises at UN for 1990s killings

2015-03-26 09:09

A former child soldier from DRC has told the UN Security Council he is sorry for the harm he caused after he was forcefully recruited from his school by an armed group at age 12.

Poachers slaughter 30 elephants in DRC

2015-03-23 18:00

Poachers have killed 30 elephants in a DRC national park in the past two weeks, park authorities say.

Hutu rebels melt into forest in face of DRC offensive

2015-03-22 22:04

A DRC army offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels may be advancing rapidly, but many fear it is failing in its main objective of disarming them as the fighters melt away into the forest.

Violence erupts between army, rebels in DRC

2015-03-19 15:00

Violent clashes have erupted between the army and a militia in eastern DRC, forcing many civilians to flee their homes, officials say.

DRC orders expulsion of 4 foreign activists

2015-03-19 09:42

DRC has ordered the immediate expulsion of four pro-democracy activists detained at the weekend during a news conference and criticised the US for supporting the event.

Detained DRC protesters freed

2015-03-18 16:21

Rights activists arrested this week in the eastern DRC during a protest outside local intelligence headquarters have been released, officials say.

DRC intelligence agents arrest activists in Goma

2015-03-17 15:22

Intelligence agents have detained at least 10 people in eastern DRC as they attempted to protest against arrests of pro-democracy activists in the capital, witnesses and an intelligence agent say.

US diplomat, reporters freed after DRC arrest

2015-03-16 22:34

An American diplomat and five journalists arrested alongside activists in Democratic Republic of Congo have been released.

DRC frees US diplomat but detains African activists

2015-03-16 14:15

A US diplomat at a pro-democracy meeting in DRC has been freed but the African activists detained alongside him remain in custody, government says.

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