400 000 DRC children at risk in violence-hit Kasai: Unicef

2017-05-24 19:42

Almost 400 000 children risk dying of hunger in Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled Kasai region where months of violence has driven over a million people from their homes, Unicef has said.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Tunisia, I coast

2017-05-24 08:00

A drunk cop video has sparked conversation on social media about Zimbabwean police brutality, and the death of a Tunisian protester at the hands of police has sparked fears of more unrest.

UN questions DRC probe of experts' murder

2017-05-23 22:44

The United Nations has raised questions about the Democratic Republic of Congo's probe of the murder of two UN experts investigating mass graves, saying it appeared to have been done in haste.

Deutsche Welle says Burundi reporter freed by DRC

2017-05-23 10:36

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has announced that its Burundian correspondent, arrested on accusations of spying in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week, has been freed.

German broadcaster says Burundi reporter held in DRC

2017-05-22 20:02

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has demanded the immediate release of its Burundian correspondent who was arrested last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

20 000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic

2017-05-20 12:30

Gunmen have looted humanitarian compounds as fighting grips the Central African Republic town of Bria while more than 20 000 people have fled to a nearby UN peacekeeping base, authorities say.

UN: Fighters loot aid compounds in Central African Republic

2017-05-19 20:07

Authorities in Central African Republic say armed fighters have looted humanitarian compounds in a second day of violence in the town of Bria.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, DRC, Malawi

2017-05-19 08:15

Zimbabwe is set to build a new university in honour of president Mugabe, and SA has deported at least 300 Malawian citizens, who had been living illegally in the country.

WHO eyes vaccine trial for Ebola-hit DRC

2017-05-18 21:26

An unlicensed Ebola vaccine could soon be tested in a remote region of the Democratic Republic of Congo hit by an outbreak of the virus, the World Health Organisation has said.

WHO: 400 contacts being traced in DRC's Ebola outbreak

2017-05-18 16:33

Health workers are monitoring more than 400 people amid an Ebola outbreak in a remote corner of DRC where already three deaths have been blamed on the virus, the World Health Organisation says.


'In turmoil again': Central African Republic unrest spreads

2017-05-24 18:33

No soldiers or police patrol this remote town in the far southeast of Central African Republic, where armed groups have attacked several times in the past few months.

ICC prosecutor says C Africa bloodshed 'must stop now'

2017-05-23 22:44

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has called for an immediate halt to the renewed sectarian bloodshed in the Central African Republic, warning that war crimes will be punished.

DRC opens probe into ex-minister's role in Kasai violence

2017-05-23 21:38

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have opened an investigation into whether a former government minister may have played a role in inciting violence in the turbulent Kasai provinces.

Congo breaks ground on $58m China-funded parliament building

2017-05-22 21:59

Congo broke ground on a new Chinese-funded parliament building in the capital Brazzaville estimated at over $58m.

2 suspects face trial soon in deaths of UN experts in DRC

2017-05-20 18:00

Authorities in in the Democratic republic of Congo say two suspects soon will face trial in the gruesome killings of two United Nations experts and their interpreter.

Africa body seeks urgent help against Lord's Resistance Army

2017-05-19 21:07

The African Union says the rebel group led by one of the world's most wanted fugitives could roar back to life if countries don't "urgently" fill the void as the United States and Uganda give up the pursuit.

Nearly 70 prisoners flee in second DRC jail break

2017-05-19 18:59

Dozens of prisoners have escaped from a jail in Democratic Republic of Congo, less than 48 hours after rebels attacked Kinshasa's main prison, freeing their leader and 50 others.

UN worried by new heavy weapons in C Africa

2017-05-18 21:26

A recent attack targeting UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic was carried out with heavy weapons that have not been used in other outbreaks of fighting, a UN official has said.

Norwegian freed from DRC prison won't be tried back home

2017-05-18 19:36

Norway's foreign minister says the Norwegian-British man freed from a life sentence in a Democratic Republic of Congo prison for murder will not be tried back home.

'Several dangerous criminals' on the run after DRC prison break

2017-05-18 13:24

Police in DRC say "several dangerous criminals and the authors of horrible crimes" as well as the sect leader were hiding in different parts of Kinshasa following a prison break.

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