Three ICRC workers kidnapped in DRC

2016-05-03 22:34

Armed men kidnapped three workers for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Burundi crisis talks delayed again

2016-04-29 18:59

Long-stalled peace talks it is hoped would solve a year-long crisis in Burundi have been delayed again, the opposition have said.

Chad extends state of emergency

2016-04-26 22:07

Chad has extended by six months the state of emergency imposed in the Lake Chad region in response to cross-border attacks by Boko Haram jihadists.

Five things to know about Equatorial Guinea

2016-04-24 09:37

Equatorial Guinea will hold a presidential election in which the doyen of African leaders, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who survived a 2004 attempted coup by foreign mercenaries, seeks re-election.

30 killed as Congo govt bombs residential area - Amest International

2016-04-18 15:21

At least 30 people have been killed in the south eastern Pool region of the Republic of Congo after government forces dropped bombs in residential areas, Amnesty International says.

Four Chad opposition leaders get suspended sentences

2016-04-14 19:03

A Chadian court has handed down four-month suspended sentences on four civil society leaders arrested for urging anti-government protests ahead of a presidential election last weekend.

Internet cut in Chad after tense polls

2016-04-11 22:51

The internet has remained mysteriously cut in Chad's capital a day after elections held amid tight security.

AU readmits Central African Republic

2016-04-07 19:03

The African Union has readmitted the Central African Republic, ending a three-year suspension following a coup that sparked the country's worst sectarian bloodletting.

Malawi clamps down on begging

2016-04-06 09:46

Malawi has vowed to crack down on street begging by arresting the beggars - who are mostly children and people living with disabilities.

Army fans out in restive Brazzaville

2016-04-05 21:02

Congolese troops have deployed across parts of the capital Brazzaville as business slowed to a trickle a day after heavy fighting.


Central Africa villages take on LRA rebels

2016-05-03 16:23

Obo, and the surrounding villages in southeast Central African Republic have formed a radio network to boost security.

South Sudan forms unity government: presidential decree

2016-04-29 17:00

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has named his transitional unity government, sharing power with ex-rebels in a key step in a long-delayed peace process, a decree read out.

Burundian activist: Zuma has destroyed what Mandela built in my country

2016-04-26 09:17

Exiled Burundian activist Marguerite Barankitse, who received a $1.1m humanitarian prize on Sunday, has accused President Jacob Zuma of destroying Nelson Mandela's legacy of peace-building in her country.

Equatorial Guinea's iron-fisted leader set for re-election

2016-04-24 07:40

Africa's longest-serving leader, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, is set for re-election as the tiny nation of Equatorial Guinea goes to the polls.

Bomb in car kills three in DRC

2016-04-16 08:56

Three people have been killed in Bukavu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after a bomb exploded in their car.

Central African Republic gets new government

2016-04-12 05:14

The Central African Republic has unveiled its first new government since a peaceful presidential vote in February.

Chad heads to the polls as Deby seeks fifth term

2016-04-10 11:07

President Idriss Deby, who came to power in a military coup in 1990, is expected to remain in office.

Congo ex-rebel leader sacked

2016-04-07 18:09

Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso has sacked a former rebel leader and clergyman from a junior post in the presidency.

At least 5 killed, buildings torched in Congo capital unrest

2016-04-06 07:26

At least five people have died and buildings have been torched in clashes between government forces and suspected rebels in Congo's capital, the government says, saying some 50 people had been arrested over the 'terror attack'.

New French sex abuse probe in Central Africa

2016-04-05 17:57

French prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into new allegations of sexual abuse against French troops based in Central African Republic.

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