ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

80 missing in CAR riverboat sinking

2014-09-17 13:03

At least 80 people are missing in Central African Republic after their boat sank last week on M'poko River south of the capital Bangui, the government says.

US reopens embassy in Central African Republic

2014-09-15 19:48

The US has reopened its embassy in Central African Republic, shuttered in 2012 because of sectarian violence.

'More than 5 000 dead in Central African Republic'

2014-09-12 11:28

An Associated Press tally shows more than 5 000 people have died in the sectarian violence that has ravaged Central African Republic for nine months.

UN peacekeepers arrive in strife-torn CAR

2014-09-11 10:28

A new UN peacekeeping mission gets off the ground next week in the Central African Republic, one of Africa’s most fragile states, despite questions over what peace there is to keep.

Around 700 children in Iraq killed, hurt YTD

2014-09-09 00:13

The UN envoy says around 700 children have been killed or hurt in Iraq this year, some as suicide bombers.

WHO: Ebola outbreak in DRC remains contained

2014-09-03 07:48

The Ebola outbreak in DRC is centred in a district sufficiently remote to be both a blessing and a bane for medical staff and according to WHO, the outbreak remains “contained”.

Ebola kills 31 in DRC, says WHO

2014-09-02 14:34

An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the DRC has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained in a remote north-western region, the WHO says.

DRC court opens new hearing in activist's murder

2014-08-30 06:15

The Supreme Court in the DRC is preparing for a new hearing in the 2010 murder by police of the country’s most prominent human rights activist, Floribert Chebeya.

Rwanda delays verdict in 'attack plot' officer trial

2014-08-29 16:04

A Rwandan court says it would consider potential fresh evidence in the trial of an ex-army officer accused of plotting attacks on the state, delaying expected verdict.

Company that failed SA troops gets 91 tenders - report

2014-08-29 09:14
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The company that reportedly failed South African troops in the Central African Republic last year, has since secured 91 tenders worth R209m, according to a report.

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

2014-08-27 08:58

Liberia’s leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office says.

UN backs military action against DRC rebels

2014-08-26 22:16

The UN Security Council has backed joint military action by the UN force in the Democratic Republic of Congo and government troops against former Hutu rebels.

MSF offers limited help in DRC Ebola outbreak

2014-08-26 19:29

Medicins Sans Frontieres, the leading organisation in fighting Ebola, can provide only limited support to tackle a new outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Clash among Seleka rebels in CAR kills 17

2014-08-26 14:48

Seventeen people have been killed in fighting between Seleka rebels in the north of Central African Republic of Congo, the military spokesperson for the rebels says.

Dept: SA man jailed in Equatorial Guinea getting help

2014-08-24 19:21

The international relations department has said it was helping a South African man imprisoned in Equatorial Guinea.

Mine collapse in Central African Republic kills 25

2014-08-22 14:08

At least 25 people have died in a collapse at a gold mine 60km north of the CAR town of Bambari, Ahmat Negat, spokesperson for the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels says.

'Crucial' to protect victims in mass rape trial of DRC officer

2014-08-22 11:36

It is "crucial" that hundreds of witnesses and victims are protected in the trial of a senior army officer accused of crimes against humanity in the DRC, legal activists say.

French troops wounded in CAR clash

2014-08-21 16:09

Three French soldiers have been wounded after fighters attacked them with grenades and an anti-tank missile in Central African Republic, the army says.

3 000 DRC sex victims in 6 months

2014-08-18 22:51

There have been nearly 3 000 victims of sexual violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo during the first half of this year.

34 killed in CAR attacks

2014-08-16 17:25

A local official says Muslim rebels in Central African Republic have killed at least 34 people over in a series of attacks on remote villages.

CAR rebels reject new PM

2014-08-11 21:05

The Central African Republic's northern Seleka rebels will not take part in a national unity government as they were not consulted about the choice of prime minister.

UN warns DRC rebels to disarm or face military

2014-08-08 08:18

The UN mission chief in the Democratic Republic of Congo has warned the last remaining rebel group in the east to lay down arms or face military action.

DRC 'mercenary' maintains innocents

2014-08-05 21:04

Etienne Kabila, the man accused of being the leader of a group of rebels plotting to overthrow DRC President Joseph Kabila, claims he is an innocent man who did nothing wrong.

DRC's Kabila may stay on

2014-08-05 19:47

The Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila gave the United States no sign that he would stick to the country's constitution and stand down after two terms.

US calls for political tolerance in Africa

2014-08-05 07:49

The US has opened a US-Africa summit by urging African leaders to respect political differences, saying that core democratic principles are vital to achieving long-term economic growth.

 

UN takes on CAR peace role

2014-09-15 22:03

The United Nations has taken over peacekeeping operations in the war-torn Central African Republic, where thousands have been killed in more than 18 months of sectarian violence.

Thirty killed in truck crash in CAR

2014-09-13 18:16

At least 30 people were killed when a truck plunged into a ravine in Central African Republic, a local official has said.

DRC opposition leader jailed for insulting Kabila

2014-09-12 07:56

A senior opposition lawmaker in the DRC has been sentenced to one year in prison for insulting the country’s president and government, one of his lawyers says.

Thousands mourn Italian nuns killed in Burundi

2014-09-10 18:21

Thousands of mourners in Burundi have celebrated the lives of three Italian nuns who were brutally murdered before their bodies were taken to the DRC for burial.

Cameroon army 'kills 40 Boko Haram fighters'

2014-09-03 08:53

Cameroon's army have claimed to have killed more than 40 Boko Haram fighters who tried to storm a strategic border crossing from Nigeria.

Central African Republic elections likely delayed

2014-09-03 06:21

Elections set for February in Central African Republic to consummate a democratic transition after a March 2013 coup will probably be delayed because of persisting insecurity.

Rebels in CAR expel government ministers

2014-09-01 05:00

A grouping of former Seleka rebels in CAR says it has expelled from its ranks several members serving in a new government seeking to stop a cycle of deadly clashes between Muslims and Christians.

Four found guilty of shooting Rwandan exile

2014-08-29 19:17

A Pretoria court has found four men guilty of trying to kill an exiled critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, in a case that had strained diplomatic ties between SA and Rwanda.

DA urges AG to probe defence tenders

2014-08-29 13:09

The DA has called on Auditor General Kimi Makwetu to investigate allegations of irregularities in the awarding of tenders worth more than R200m by the defence department.

Equatorial Guinea envoy 'beats' daughter with chair

2014-08-28 11:03

Equatorial Guinea's ambassador to the US is suspected of beating his daughter with a wooden chair leg, but he was not arrested because he has diplomatic immunity, police say.

WHO shuts S Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola

2014-08-27 07:42

The WHO says it has shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst-ever outbreak of the disease.

Experts: Torture common in E Africa, DRC

2014-08-26 19:29

Human rights experts from five East African countries and DRC say despite progress in their countries in ratifying the UN Convention against Torture, human rights abuse is still prevalent.

Deadliest Ebola outbreaks since 1976

2014-08-26 16:05

Here is a recap of the worst Ebola epidemics since the deadly virus appeared in Africa nearly 40 years ago. There have been more than 20 outbreaks since then.

DR Congo confirms first Ebola cases

2014-08-25 06:12

The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its two first cases of Ebola this year, but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic raging in four countries of West Africa.

CAR unveils new government

2014-08-22 18:53

The prime minister of the Central African Republic has unveiled his new government, a broad coalition which includes representatives from rival armed groups.

Haemorrhagic fever killed 13 in DRC in 10 days

2014-08-22 11:36

A haemorrhagic fever of unknown origin has killed 13 people in the north-western Democratic Republic of Congo since 11 August, a health ministry official says.

Attacks against aid workers in CAR at record high

2014-08-22 09:13

Crimes against aid workers have reached a record high in Central African Republic over the past year, a UN official says after a Red Cross volunteer was killed.

Illness with Ebola-like symptoms kills several in Congo

2014-08-20 21:14

The DRC has sent its health minister and a team of experts to the remote northern Equateur province after several people died there from a disease with Ebola-like symptoms.

DRC army accused of executing PoWs

2014-08-18 18:55

Former rebels beaten last November by government and UN troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo have accused the army of executing 10 prisoners of war.

Undercover cop testifies in DRC coup plot trial

2014-08-11 22:18

An undercover police colonel who infiltrated a group of rebels allegedly plotting to overthrow DRC President Joseph Kabila's government has started testifying in the North Gauteng High Court.

Muslim named as new CAR prime minister

2014-08-10 21:50

The president of the Central African Republic has named a Muslim as the country's new prime minister as part of an effort to create a more inclusive government.

US warns DRC rebels of military action

2014-08-05 22:17

The United States has warned that the last major illegal armed group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo must surrender in "significant" numbers soon or face military action to eliminate it.

CAR government resigns

2014-08-05 21:00

The government of the strife-torn Central African Republic has resigned as part of a peace deal reached last month with Christian and Muslim rebel factions.

French troops kill militiamen in CAR - report

2014-08-05 14:19

French peacekeepers have killed several militiamen after they came under attack while on patrol in the Central African Republic.

State: Try DRC rebel group in SA

2014-08-04 17:46

Members of a DRC rebel group accused of plotting to overthrow President Joseph Kabila's government while in South Africa must be tried in this country, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

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