ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

Boko Haram Cameroon raids kill 15

2014-07-28 16:24

At least 15 people have been killed in two attacks blamed on Boko Haram in northern Cameroon, with the wife of the country's deputy prime minister among a dozen people reportedly kidnapped.

CAR rebels sign ceasefire agreement

2014-07-24 07:53

Rival armed factions in the Central African Republic have agreed to a tentative ceasefire at a peace conference held in Congo.

CAR talks suspended after rebel no-show

2014-07-22 18:52

Peace talks between Central African Republic’s sectarian rivals have been suspended after the ex-rebel Seleka group failed to show up less than a day before the deadline of a deal.

Delay in trial of DRC's alleged coup plotters

2014-07-22 08:36

The trial of 20 men accused of plotting to overthrow Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has been delayed in the North Gauteng High Court after applications by 14 of the accused were launched.

Sudan editor severely beaten after call for Israeli ties

2014-07-20 08:58

Armed men have raided the offices of a Sudanese newspaper and have severely beat the chief editor who had called for normalisation of ties with Israel.

Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt

2014-07-19 13:23

Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony's rebels.

Central African Republic death toll higher

2014-07-16 21:59

Fighting in Central African Republic may have claimed more lives than previously thought.

Impunity must end in CAR - Amnesty

2014-07-10 21:35

Amnesty International is calling for fighters to face justice in the Central African Republic.

CAR leader condemns 'barbaric' church attack

2014-07-10 02:30

Central African Republic President Catherine Samba Panza has accused militias of "barbaric and criminal" acts after 26 civilians seeking shelter at a church were killed this week.

France urges ceasefire in CAR

2014-07-08 15:19

France’s defence minister has warned on a visit to CAR that the strife-wracked country has no future unless rival factions agree to a ceasefire.

CAR church compound attacked - 'many' dead

2014-07-07 21:44

Rebel fighters and armed Muslims have killed "many" people in an attack on a church compound in the Central African Republic where thousands of civilians have taken refuge, officials say.

ICC asylum seekers return to Kinshasa

2014-07-07 18:46

Three Congolese witnesses who testified before the International Criminal Court have been returned to Kinshasa after failed asylum bids in the Netherlands.

DRC: Peacekeepers regret failing to stop massacre

2014-07-04 10:04

The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC says he is sorry his forces reacted too slowly to prevent a massacre in the east of the country in June.

Kabila destroys own dagga

2014-07-03 21:01

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has directed security officials to destroy a marijuana plantation grown by his own guards.

Seleka kills another 3

2014-07-02 17:47

Muslim Seleka rebels have killed three people in a Central African Republic village overnight.

W African nations in crisis talks as Ebola spreads

2014-07-02 06:11

Health ministers from across western Africa will meet to plan "drastic action" against the deadliest ever Ebola epidemic as dozens of new cases continue to emerge.

Central African Republic peace nearer

2014-06-27 19:33

The two main factions in the Central African Republic's inter-communal conflict have taken a tentative step towards ending violence that has killed thousands.

CAR death toll rises to 70 in 4 days

2014-06-26 23:21

The death toll in the Central African Republic has risen to nearly 70 in just four days, a peacekeeping officer says, following a surge of sectarian violence in the crisis-hit country.

Zuma in Equatorial Guinea for AU summit

2014-06-25 14:17

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, for the African Union Summit.

Dangerous spiral of attacks in CAR, UN says

2014-06-25 07:55

The conflict-torn CAR is experiencing a dangerous spiral of attacks and reprisals of Christians and Muslim militia, the UN envoy says.

SA equipment can't be serviced in DRC - dept

2014-06-24 15:30
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The heavy equipment used by South African military engineers working on roads in the Democratic Republic of Congo can only be serviced in South Africa, the defence department says.

Gunmen have killed 17 Muslims in CAR

2014-06-24 13:49

Gunmen have killed 17 Muslims at a camp in the centre of the strife-torn Central African Republic in the latest sectarian violence to wrack the impoverished country, peacekeepers say.

Central African Republic killings continue

2014-06-23 20:11

Christian militia have raided a Central African Republic village, killing 18 Muslims.

Tortured bodies found in CAR river

2014-06-20 06:22

Ten bodies showing signs of torture have been found this week in a river in the troubled Central African Republic.

Troops face-off at DRC-Rwanda border

2014-06-12 18:30

Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda have sent extra troops to their shared border after gunfire briefly broke out for the second day.

 

Malaria is the leading killer in CAR

2014-07-25 07:44

As a recent ceasefire deal boosts prospects for peace in Central African Republic, a key medical aid group has warned that malaria was the leading killer .

CAR talks on hold, seleka absent

2014-07-22 20:17

The Central African Republic peace talks are on hold after the Seleka rebels did not show up for the 2nd day of meetings.

Gunfire near military base in DRC capital

2014-07-22 17:41

Unidentified gunmen have attacked a major military base in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa.

CAR peace talks open in Congo

2014-07-21 13:22

Key players in the Central African Republic have launched a fresh round of talks in Brazzaville to end more than a year of sectarian bloodshed in the impoverished nation.

France announces new operation in Africa

2014-07-19 22:00

France has announced the redeployment of 3 000 troops in five of its former colonies across northwest Africa as part of an operation to help fight terrorism in the region.

Kidnapped women, kids sex slaves in DRC

2014-07-17 05:00

Women and children are being kidnapped by armed gangs and forced to work as sex slaves in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ex-CAR leader renamed as head of rebel group

2014-07-12 17:57

The former president of war-torn Central African Republic, Michel Djotodia, who led the rebel Seleka militia that swept him to power last year, has been renamed head of the movement.

'Ethnicity, politics at the root of CAR war'

2014-07-10 13:50

The bloodshed in CAR is often presented as pitting Muslims against Christians – an echo of other religious conflicts raging across Africa.

Seleka church attacks leaves 17 dead

2014-07-08 20:33

Rebels have attacked a Central African Republic church sheltering civilians in Bambari, killing at least 17.

Many killed as CAR fighter attack church

2014-07-08 14:10

Rebel fighters and armed Muslim civilians have killed "many" people in an attack on a church compound in CAR where thousands of civilians had taken refuge, officials say.

Central African Republic violence escalating

2014-07-07 20:17

Violence in the Central African Republic is becoming "more serious" as a political deadlock inflames tensions between rival Christians and Muslims.

Asylum-seeking Congolese sent to Kinshasa

2014-07-07 14:38

Three Congolese witnesses formerly detained by the ICC have been returned to Kinshasa after failed asylum bids in the Netherlands, their layer says.

Grenade kills child in CAR

2014-07-04 07:43

A child has been killed and ten other people have been badly injured after a grenade exploded in the capital of Central African Republic.

DRC Catholic bishops urge Kabila to step aside

2014-07-02 19:25

The influential Roman Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has urged President Joseph Kabila to respect constitutional terms limits and not seek re-election.

UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DRC

2014-07-02 07:35

The UN Security Council has decided to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels who are active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats say.

Call for dialogue over Central Africa conflict

2014-06-28 11:10

All sides involved in the deadly conflict in the CAR need to work together if the country is to get over the current gridlock, the president of neighbouring Chad says.

Zuma concludes visit to AU Summit

2014-06-27 13:10

President Jacob Zuma has concluded his working visit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, where he attended the AU Summit.

Special forces to take part in SADC training

2014-06-25 16:24

South Africa's special forces will take part in a joint multi-national training exercise in Angola with SADC special forces, the SA National Defence Force says.

CAR: At least 50 killed in fresh wave of violence

2014-06-25 13:48

At least 50 people have been killed in three days in a fresh surge of sectarian in the Central African Republic, a peacekeeping officer says.

Central African Republic at risk of genocide

2014-06-24 20:58

The Central African Republic is at risk of genocide, a human rights group is warning.

Group: Crimes against humanity in CAR

2014-06-24 14:58

War crimes and crimes against humanity are being committed with impunity in the Central African Republic, the International Federation of Human Rights says.

US boosts humanitarian aid to CAR

2014-06-24 12:41

The US says it is boosting its humanitarian aid to the Central African Republic to $118m in fiscal 2014.

Uganda probes 'terror piglets'

2014-06-21 16:10

Police in Uganda are testing two piglets for "terrorism related material" after they were sneaked into the country's parliament by two anti-corruption protesters.

LRA massacres 68 elephants in DRC

2014-06-14 10:30

National park group have sounded the alarm over LRA poacher attacks on elephants in DRC's Garamba park.

CAR: 1 000s call for rearming of ragtag army

2014-06-12 11:29

Since thousands of foreign troops have struggled in vain for more than a year to quell sectarian violence in the CAR, growing numbers of people want the notoriously ragtag army rearmed.

 
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