ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

Suspected CAR rebels kill 3 in Cameroon raid

2015-04-25 07:34

A suspected group of armed rebels from the Central African Republic have killed three people in a village in Cameroon and have kidnapped seven others, the latest in a spate of cross-border attacks.

Burundi on knife edge over president's possible 3rd-term run

2015-04-23 15:09

Any move by Burundi’s president to run for a third term risks undermining a peace deal that has kept the east African country calm since civil war ended a decade ago.

Central African Republic peace forum delayed

2015-04-22 21:03

The Central African Republic's transitional government has postponed a peace forum involving factions in a two-year-old conflict that has killed thousands.

Toll from DRC machete attack rises to 19

2015-04-17 09:21

Nineteen people, including a pregnant woman, have been killed in a machete attack in a region of the DRC that has been repeatedly attacked by Ugandan rebels, according to an updated death toll.

DRC illegally detained, tortured pro-democracy activists - HRW

2015-04-16 16:09

Security forces in DRC have illegally detained and tortured pro-democracy advocates as part of a crackdown before a presidential election next year, HRW says.

Cameroon finds remains of US pilot after a year

2015-04-15 19:04

Villagers in Cameroon have stumbled across the remains of an American pilot nearly a year after his small anti-poaching plane disappeared over forested, mountainous terrain, authorities say.

Benin demands answers after embassy gets torched in Gabon

2015-04-14 14:01

Benin has demanded an 'official explanation' of the torching of its embassy in Gabon during unrest that broke out after the announcement that a senior Gabonese opposition leader had died.

One dead in protest against CAR peacekeepers

2015-04-10 19:47

One person died and a dozen people were wounded when hundreds of protesters clashed with UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.

9 DRC soldiers killed by Rwandan Hutu rebels

2015-04-08 09:05

Nine Congolese soldiers have been killed in an ambush by Rwandan Hutu rebels in the eastern DRC, a military source says, over a month after the army launched a sweeping offensive against the militia.

Rwanda's Kagame keeps options open

2015-04-02 21:11

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is opposed to a limit being lifted on how many terms a leader can serve, but he was open to staying on if people wanted him.

 

3 members of UN mission kidnapped in eastern DRC

2015-04-24 08:13

Three members of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been kidnapped in the eastern North Kivu province, a UN source says.

Rwandan troops cross into DRC, wound soldier

2015-04-23 09:15

Rwandan troops have crossed into eastern DRC and wounded a local soldier, the Congolese government says, drawing an immediate denial from Rwandan official.

UN frees 21 herders enslaved by militia in CAR

2015-04-19 21:08

UN peacekeepers have freed 21 nomadic Muslim herders, most of them women and children, enslaved by militia groups in the Central African Republic.

DRC agrees to exhume bodies from mass grave

2015-04-16 22:01

DRC's government has agreed to exhume the bodies from a mass grave after accusations of killings.

UN urging exhumation of DRC mass grave

2015-04-16 09:06

The UN mission in DRC has urged the government to exhume more than 400 bodies buried last month in a mass grave, the head of the organisation’s human rights office says.

Belgian jailed for child rape in DRC

2015-04-15 09:03

An elderly Belgian has been sentenced to 20 years’ jail for raping two girls, aged 11 and 13, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the lawyer of one of the victims says.

DRC authorities prepare new mass burial

2015-04-13 20:50

Congolese authorities have announced they would soon carry out a new collective burial in Kinshasa, amid international concern over the earlier discovery of a mass grave.

Central African militias agree peace deal

2015-04-08 21:41

Warring forces in the Central African Republic have agreed to a ceasefire deal after months of negotiations mediated by Kenya.

African leaders to hold Boko Haram summit

2015-04-05 20:27

Leaders of central and west African states will hold a summit to try to draw up a joint strategy against the threat posed by Nigeria's Boko Haram militants.

Masked gunmen storm Kenya university

2015-04-02 07:05

Masked gunmen have stormed Garrisa university in Kenya's northeast, with two policemen and one student reportedly rushed to hospital.

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