ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

DRC army hunts assailants after attack in east

2014-11-22 20:13

A provincial governor says the Democratic Republic of Congo's army is searching for the perpetrators of a new attack in the country's east that a civil society groups say killed at least 50 people.

51 killed in DRC police sweep - HRW

2014-11-19 05:05

A Human Rights Watch report says Kinshasa police have killed 51 people during a crackdown against organised crime gangs.

DRC officer sentenced to death

2014-11-18 06:17

A border officer has been sentenced to death after killing of military commander in eastern Congo.

DRC declares itself Ebola-free

2014-11-15 16:49

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday declared itself Ebola-free, after a three-month outbreak of the killer disease claimed at least 49 lives.

Bemba did not control militia, ICC hears

2014-11-13 22:12

Jean-Pierre Bemba had 'no command' over his troops in the Central African Republic a decade ago, the former Congolese vice president's lawyers says.

Abductions by Uganda's LRA rebels on the rise

2014-11-13 15:14

Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels have launched a string of attacks across central Africa with a "steady increase" in abductions, the UN says.

Military bosses blamed for SA soldiers deaths in CAR

2014-11-09 12:48

Operational commanders have painted a picture of chaos around the mission in the Central African Republic that claimed the lives of 15 South African soldiers - putting the blame squarely on the shoulders of the military’s top brass.

Court gives DRC general 10 years

2014-11-08 10:01

A top Congolese military court has sentenced a former rebel leader turned army general to 10 years in jail for war crimes.

Amnesty condemns new wave of CAR violence

2014-11-06 10:25

Amnesty International has accused Central African militias of killings, mutilation and abductions in a fresh wave of violence, calling for more peacekeepers to stop the bloodshed.

DRC vigilante warning after massacres

2014-11-05 05:10

Ministers have appealed to panic-striken civilians in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo not to form militias to protect themselves after a string of massacres by Ugandan guerrillas.

Army clashes with 'rebels' blamed for DRC massacres

2014-11-04 13:27

The Congolese army clashed Monday with suspected Ugandan rebels blamed for two massacres in the town of Beni in the volatile east of Democratic Republic of Congo, a senior official said.

14 people killed in DRC machete attack

2014-10-31 08:18

Fourteen people have been killed in a machete attack by Ugandan rebels in the Beni region in the DRC, where nearly 100 civilians have already perished, a non-governmental group says.

Gunmen kill at least 30 in new CAR attacks

2014-10-23 14:08

Gunmen have killed at least 30 people in fresh attacks this week in the strife-torn Central African Republic, the UN peacekeepers say.

DRC, UN troops fire during protest

2014-10-22 18:58

DRC troops and United Nations peacekeepers have fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a UN base at Beni.

DRC rape doc wins EU Sakharov human rights prize

2014-10-22 09:29

Gynaecologist Denis Mukwege has won the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize for his work in helping thousands of gang rape victims in the DRC.

Ugandan rebels spread fear with DRC massacres

2014-10-21 08:29

'You sent soldiers to wipe us out, but here we are.' That was the chilling message from Ugandan rebels during the latest massacre in the northeastern DRC, according to one survivor.

UN blasts Kinshasa for expelling top envoy

2014-10-20 08:15

The UN rights chief has condemned Kinshasa for expelling his top envoy to the DRC, and accused the authorities of intimidating other members of his staff.

Rebels kill 20+ people in Congo town

2014-10-18 10:11

Suspected Ugandan rebels killed more than 20 people near the eastern Congolese town of Beni in the second attack in around 48 hours, the spokesperson for a civil society group says.

26 killed in DRC attack - army

2014-10-16 15:55

Twenty six people have been killed in an attack on Beni, a major town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a Congolese army spokesperson says.

Violence flares in Bangui

2014-10-15 19:17

A UN convoy has been attacked as new violence flares in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui.

UN condemns use of children in latest CAR violence

2014-10-14 21:17

A top UN official has condemned the use of children in sectarian violence that engulfed the Central African Republic's capital, driving 6 500 people from their homes.

Cameroon: 27 hostages freed in north

2014-10-11 11:44

Cameroon's government says 27 hostages presumed to have been kidnapped by Boko Haram, have been freed.

UN:1st peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

2014-10-10 10:48

The UN has reported its first peacekeeper death in the Central African Republic since it took over the duties of trying to calm months of unprecedented violence between Christians and Muslims.

'Many casualties' in CAR clashes

2014-10-10 08:06

Clashes in Central African Republic's capital have resulted in "many casualties," the International Committee for the Red Cross says, including a UN peacekeeper.

Machinegun, heavy weapons fire rock Bangui

2014-10-09 14:04

Machinegun and heavy weapons fire have rung in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, witnesses say.

 

WHO confirms DRC Ebola-free status

2014-11-22 06:00

The WHO has confirmed that DRC is Ebola-free, as 42 days have passed since the last case in an outbreak that killed 49.

51 killed in DRC police sweep against gangs – report

2014-11-18 10:21

Human Rights Watch says in a new report that police in DRC’s capital conducted dozens of extrajudicial killings in a three-month crackdown against organised crime gangs.

World leaders vow to 'extinguish' Ebola

2014-11-15 22:09

The world's most powerful economies vowed "extinguish" the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa, as the vast desert nation of Mali scrambled to prevent a new outbreak of the killer disease.

CAR’s ex-rebels return to camps after day of protest

2014-11-14 16:04

Former Muslim rebels who held sway for 10 months in the Central African Republic have returned to two camps in the capital after a rowdy protest against plans to return them to distant homes.

Central African Republic rebels block highways

2014-11-13 18:50

Seleka rebels in Central African Republic have blocked two highways through the capital Bangui and exchanged gunfire with UN peacekeepers.

Bemba guilty of troops' barbarity, ICC hears

2014-11-12 16:22

The ICC should convict Jean-Pierre Bemba for his troops’ "barbarity" in Central Africa Republic, prosecutors say, as the ex-Congolese vice president’s war crimes trial nears its end.

DRC's M23 rebels warn of new conflict risk

2014-11-08 10:01

The leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo's defeated M23 rebels has warned of the possibility of renewed conflict, signalling mounting frustrations among the group's confined-to-camp fighters.

DRC's M23 rebels warn of new conflict risk

2014-11-07 11:44

The leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo's defeated M23 rebels has warned of the possibility of renewed conflict, signalling mounting frustrations among the group's confined-to-camp fighters.

DRC massacres - 200 arrested

2014-11-05 20:13

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested 200 suspects in connection with massacres in the troubled east of the country that left over 100 dead.

Gold, diamonds fuelling CAR conflict

2014-11-04 22:49

Gold and diamond sales are being used to finance conflict in Central African Republic.

DRC crowd kills man, eats him

2014-10-31 21:06
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A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast DRC before burning and eating his corpse.

DRC may be declared Ebola-free in late November

2014-10-24 20:42

The DRC could be declared Ebola-free in late November, as its two-month outbreak apparently fizzles out, the World Health Organisation says.

Ebola sleuths scour DRC jungle for source of outbreak

2014-10-23 10:55

Medical sleuths are deep in the jungle of the Democratic Republic of Congo trying to track down the origins of the latest Ebola outbreak in the country.

African rivalries weaken UN hand against rebels in DRC

2014-10-22 12:38

Hundreds of Rwandan rebels in eastern DRC are defying a six month ultimatum to disarm, ratcheting up pressure on the UN peacekeepers to eliminate, a force at the heart of two decades of conflict.

US urges DRC to rescind expulsion of UN rights envoy

2014-10-21 14:41

The US has urged Kinshasa to reverse a decision to expel the UN's rights envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo after a damning report on police violence.

Gunmen free 100s of prisoners in east DRC

2014-10-20 10:00

Heavily armed gunmen have freed at least 300 inmates from a prison in eastern DRC, the provincial minister of justice says, amid fears over deteriorating security in the mineral rich region.

22 hacked to death by rebels in eastern DRC

2014-10-18 22:30

A Congolese official says that 22 people have been killed in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo believed to be by Ugandan rebels.

Massive machete attack in DRC

2014-10-16 21:44

Rebels have killed 26 people with machetes in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

6 militiamen killed by peacekeepers in CAR

2014-10-16 13:20

Six militiamen have been killed in an exchange of fire with international troops in the Central African Republic after they refused to lay down their arms, the UN force says.

CAR govt says violence plotted to provoke coup

2014-10-15 08:05

The CAR government says that several days of violence, the most serious in months in which about a dozen people were killed, was part of a purported plot to overthrow the administration.

Polish missionary kidnapped in Central African Republic

2014-10-14 14:31

A Polish Catholic missionary has been kidnapped by eight armed people in the town of Baboua in the Central African Republic, the head of Poland's Pontifical Mission Societies says.

EG leader's son pays $30m in US deal

2014-10-11 07:02

The son of Equatorial Guinea's president has agreed to turn over more than $30m in ill-gotten gains - including a Malibu villa, a Ferrari and Michael Jackson memorabilia, US prosecutors.

'Terminator' trial date set

2014-10-10 08:06

Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed 'The Terminator', will face trial next year for war crimes including using child soldiers and sex slaves in his rebel army, the International Criminal Court says.

Red Cross aid hit in CAR

2014-10-09 20:34

The Red Cross says fresh violence in the Central African Republic is preventing its work to help civilians, especially with its aid workers threatened by gunmen.

Two killed, corpse mutilated in CAR

2014-10-08 17:19

An angry crowd has killed a Muslim man in the capital of Central African Republic, decapitating and burning his corpse, and in revenge Muslims killed a taxi driver.

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