UN rights body votes to send experts to deadly DRC region

2017-06-23 20:29

The UN's main human rights body has voted to send international experts to look into abuses and killings in central Democratic Republic of Congo, where thousands of deaths and mutilations have been reported in recent months.

UN to send experts to probe DRC violence

2017-06-23 17:00

The UN Human Rights Council has decided to send a group of experts to the Democratic Republic of Congo to help investigate an explosion of deadly violence in the Kasai region.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zambia, Angola

2017-06-23 08:37

President Robert Mugabe has reportedly moved to stop his wife, Grace's ambition to succeed him, and an expert on Africa says "something is definitely wrong" in Zambia as the country "slips into dictatorship".

DRC rights activist says army kills 7 attackers in Beni

2017-06-22 17:34

A human rights activist in eastern DRC says at least seven assailants have been killed as the army fought off attacks on a prison, police station and the town hall in and around the city of Beni.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Sudan, CAR

2017-06-22 08:37

SA and Namibia are following in President Robert Mugabe's footsteps in distributing land to blacks, Zimbabwean First Lady says, and clashes between armed groups in CAR have left at least 100 people dead.

At least 100 dead in Central African Republic town, mayor says

2017-06-21 16:34

Clashes between armed groups in the Central African Republic town of Bria have left at least 100 people dead in the wake of a peace agreement signed this week in Rome that called for an immediate cease-fire, officials say.

At least 40 killed in CAR day after ceasefire agreed: aid source

2017-06-21 06:06

At least 40 people have been killed in clashes in the Central African Republic, aid and security sources say, a day after the signing of a ceasefire deal.

Report: 3 300 dead since central DRC conflict began

2017-06-20 20:07

More than 3 300 people have been killed in the volatile Kasai provinces of central DRC since August, according to a document released by the Catholic church as the UN called for an international investigation

BREAKING: Clashes erupt in Central African Republic after peace deal

2017-06-20 17:21

Aid workers say heavy fighting has erupted between armed groups in Central African Republic only hours after a peace deal was signed in Rome.

DRC to withdraw UN peacekeepers accused of misconduct

2017-06-20 08:31

More than 600 troops from DRc serving as UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic will be returning home following allegations of sex abuse and other misconduct, UN officials say.


Top Africa stories: Mbeki, Botswana, DRC

2017-06-23 19:36

Former president Thabo Mbeki has been lauded for urging South Africans not to interfere in Zimbabwean affairs, and former Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire has died.

16 dead as militants clash with troops in eastern DRC

2017-06-23 10:00

Clashes between militants and government troops have left 16 dead in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the army says.

DRC rights group: Army kills 13 rebels after Beni attacks

2017-06-22 21:04

Democratic Republic of Congo's army fought off attacks in and around the eastern city of Beni, killing at least 13 assailants and capturing 15, a local human rights group has said.

Heavy clashes rock city in eastern DRC

2017-06-22 14:00

Clashes have erupted in Beni, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with residents reporting the sound of gunshots and heavy weapons.

UN: Congo to pull troops from CAR

2017-06-22 08:37

The United Nations says the Republic of Congo is withdrawing its peacekeeping troops from the Central African Republic following allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse

UN in talks on withdrawing Congo peacekeepers from CAR

2017-06-21 11:30

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says he is in talks with authorities in Congo on the fate of its troops who are facing accusations of misconduct while serving as peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.

Govt-backed DRC militia shot babies, hacked toddlers: UN

2017-06-20 22:07

The UN has accused DRC of backing a militia that has mutilated toddlers and hacked pregnant women in the troubled Kasai region as the Catholic Church put the death toll there at more than 3 300.

DRC authorities arming militia behind 'horrific attacks': UN rights chief

2017-06-20 18:59

The UN human rights chief has accused authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo of backing a new militia behind "horrific attacks" in the Kasai provinces, including hacking and burning hundreds of civilians to death.

Central African Republic, armed groups sign deal in Rome

2017-06-20 10:00

Representatives of most of the armed groups in Central African Republic have signed an agreement to honour an immediate cease-fire after more than three years of sectarian conflict have left thousands dead.

C Africa sapped by decades of strife and misrule

2017-06-19 21:35

The government of the Central African Republic has signed an "immediate ceasefire" deal with rebel groups aimed at ending violence in the strife-torn country.

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