ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

Congo soldiers clash with Rwandan rebels in camp

2015-05-25 21:07

Congolese soldiers have clashed with Rwandan Hutu rebels being held in eastern DRC, wounding at least six, as an agreement to move the rebels from one transit camp to another fell apart.

Zuma returns from Great Lakes summit

2015-05-19 10:10

President Jacob Zuma has returned from a summit in Angola, where it was decided that the elections in Burundi should be postponed indefinitely due to unrest in the country.

CAR militias free over 300 enslaved children

2015-05-14 18:49

Armed groups in Central African Republic have released more than 300 enslaved children as part of a United Nations-brokered deal as the country turns to healing after two years of conflict.

Calls grow for inquiry on sexual abuse by UN personnel

2015-05-14 06:00

Nelson Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, has joined prominent activists to call for a full inquiry on sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers and personnel following the furore over alleged child sexual assault by French troops in the Central African Republic.

Killings by suspected Ugandan rebels draw protest in eastern DRC

2015-05-12 17:05

Hundreds of people have protested in the east of DRC after a machete attack by suspected Ugandan rebels in which a local activist said at least six people were killed.

Clashes disrupt Central African Republic peace forum

2015-05-12 08:07

The UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic have shot in the air and used tear gas to disperse gunmen who tried to disrupt a forum aimed at helping restore peace to the country, witnesses say.

Armed groups in CAR sign disarmament deal

2015-05-11 10:49

Rival armed groups in Central African Republic have signed a deal to lay down arms and end a conflict that has killed thousands, the UN says.

Dozens feared dead in DRC ethnic clashes - UN

2015-05-09 07:36

Dozens are feared dead in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in renewed clashes between minority Pygmies and majority Bantus.

Over 50 000 have fled strife-hit Burundi - UN

2015-05-08 15:48

Over 50 000 Burundians have fled their country since the start of political violence in April, the UN refugee agency says, adding that many more were trying to leave but faced hurdles.

UN 'whistleblower' on CAR child sex scandal reinstated

2015-05-07 14:28

A UN tribunal has ordered the reinstatement of Swedish official Anders Kompas who was suspended for leaking a report to France about child abuse by French peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.

 

'Wall' of religious hatred divides Central African town

2015-05-25 11:13

The outbreak of violence that plunged the Central African Republic into chaos in 2013 has left a legacy of suspicion, fear and hatred that still plagues places like the southern mining town of Boda.

Congo police abused illegal immigrants in crackdown

2015-05-18 11:10

Police in southern Congo have used violence and subjected illegal immigrants to degrading treatment in the second phase of a crackdown that drove thousands from the country, the Catholic Church and a local charity say.

23 dead in new massacres in DRC's east

2015-05-14 15:12

Twenty-three people have been killed in two new massacres blamed on Ugandan rebels in the restless east of the DRC, a regional official says.

Pygmies killed in DRC violence

2015-05-13 19:55

Dozens of Pygmies in Democratic Republic of Congo's southeast have been killed by Bantu militiamen in the past week.

CAR reconciliation forum calls for poll delay

2015-05-12 09:08

A forum seeking to restore peace in the Central African Republic has called for the country’s upcoming presidential and legislative elections to be delayed.

DRC seeks extradition of Islamist rebel from Tanzania

2015-05-11 22:56

Democratic Republic of Congo has sent a delegation to Tanzania to request the extradition of the leader of a Ugandan Islamist group blamed for massacres in eastern DRC.

DRC wants arrested extremist leader extradited

2015-05-11 09:49

The DRC wants the recently arrested leader of a Ugandan rebel group extradited to the central African country because he committed more killings there than in other nations, the justice minister says.

Burundi protesters call one-day truce

2015-05-08 21:47

Protestors demonstrating against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office have announced a one-day truce.

Judges launch probe into CAR child sex scandal

2015-05-07 19:12

Judges in France will investigate claims that French soldiers raped children in the Central African Republic, the state prosecutor has announced.

Uganda seeking extradition of rebel leader from Tanzania

2015-05-07 13:28

Uganda is seeking the extradition of the leader of an Islamist armed group responsible for the massacre of civilians in Uganda and DRC, a police spokesperson says, according to dpa.

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