ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

Cameroonian men soon could be jailed for adultery; women are

2016-06-24 10:27

Cameroon's parliament has voted to change the country's penal code to criminalise adultery for men. Until now, adultery has been a criminal act for women only.

16 killed in new clashes in Central African Republic - police

2016-06-21 11:29

Sixteen people have been killed in two days of clashes between Fulani herdsmen and the mainly Muslim Seleka militia in northern Central African Republic, a police source says.

DRC's Bemba to be handed landmark war crimes sentence

2016-06-19 07:21

Judges at the world's only permanent war crimes court will pass sentence on former Congolese leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, with prosecutors calling for a minimum 25-year sentence.

The trial of Hissene Habre: A pivotal case for international justice in Africa

2016-06-17 17:26

On May 30, in an African court, history was made. In an unprecedented move, a former president was convicted of human rights abuses by a foreign court while also being sentenced on counts of sexual abuse and the rape of a prisoner.

DR Congo opposition demands Kabila quit

2016-06-10 13:28

Opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have forged an alliance and demand that President Joseph Kabila quit when his term expires.

S Sudan resumes talks with Sudan

2016-06-05 14:45

South Sudan has esumed talks with Sudan on a raft of thorny issues, including borders and oil revenues.

Violence erupts at opposition protests in DRC

2016-05-26 21:07

Congolese security forces have fired tear gas and charged at several thousand stone-throwing protesters in Kinshasa as nationwide rallies against veteran President Joseph Kabila turned violent.

Fatal firefight with poachers in DRC wildlife park

2016-05-24 20:29

The Swedish manager of a wildlife park in DRC has described a firefight with elephant poachers in which he was wounded and three rangers were killed last month.

Uganda protests to DRC over border police killings

2016-05-24 17:23

Uganda has sent an official complaint to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo after four police officers were shot dead on a lake between the neighbours.

MSF suspending operations in part of Central African Republic

2016-05-19 23:11

Doctors Without Borders says it must suspend operations in part of Central African Republic after its employees there came under attack, leaving one person dead.

 

Congo slams 'terrorist' attack on Paris embassy

2016-06-23 08:39

Congo has called for its diplomats in France to be better protected after the country's embassy in Paris was attacked by a mob that broke into the mission and started a fire.

Burundi school kids deface portraits to defy president

2016-06-20 09:17

A quiet protest movement is spreading in Burundi's schools where hundreds of students have been suspended in recent weeks for defacing pictures of President Pierre Nkurunziza in textbooks.

Zuma still considering what to do about Mapisa-Nqakula's 'mercy mission'

2016-06-17 18:06

President Jacob Zuma is still considering what to do about Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's admission that she helped bring a Burundian woman into South Africa without the proper papers, the Presidency says.

Congo ex-presidential candidate Mokoko charged

2016-06-17 09:17

General Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko, who ran unsuccessfully against Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso, has been charged with breaching state security, his lawyer says.

Congolese peacekeepers linked to mass murders in CAR

2016-06-09 12:04

Human Rights Watch has raised the alarm over the murders of at least 18 people at the hands of peacekeepers in the Central African Republic between December 2013 and June 2015.

DRC, UN take on rebels in North Kivu

2016-05-26 22:01

A joint DRC army and UN campaign has killed at least 23 rebels in the North Kivu province.

Guns of war silent in South Sudan - Ramaphosa

2016-05-25 19:42

South Africa has been honoured to have been part of uniting warring factions and bringing peace to South Sudan, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Burundi talks mediator hopes to meet absent opposition

2016-05-24 19:32

The mediator tasked with brokering talks to end Burundi's festering political crisis says he hoped to meet the opposition after it was barred from peace negotiations in Tanzania.

Embattled DRC opposition figure Katumbi in SA for treatment

2016-05-21 11:42

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition figure Moise Katumbi, President Joseph Kabila's powerful rival who has been charged with undermining state security, has arrived in South Africa for medical treatment, an aide says.

Surgeon warns of 'unbearable atrocities' in DR Congo's east

2016-05-18 10:36

A leading Congolese surgeon who treats women sexually abused during conflict has warned of "unbearable atrocities" being committed in the country's east including the mutilation of babies and the disembowelling of pregnant women.

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