ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

DRC announces gains in offensive against rebels

2015-03-02 17:23

The Congolese army has killed rebels and captured 102 in its offensive in the east of the country, a government spokesperson says, announcing territorial gains.

Villagers flee as DRC army pursues rebels

2015-02-26 19:41

Fearful villagers have been fleeing their homes in eastern DRC as the army pursues Rwandan Hutu rebels in a new offensive.

DRC must end threat of Hutu rebels - US envoy

2015-02-25 09:37

The government of the DRC "owes it to its people" to end the threat posed by Rwandan Hutu rebels hiding in its eastern provinces, the outgoing US special envoy says.

Tens of thousands flee new CAR violence

2015-02-24 19:41

Surging violence in the Central African Republic has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes in recent weeks to escape killings, rape and pillaging by militias.

Chad begins Boko Haram 'warm-up'

2015-02-16 21:44

Chad has launched a US-backed counter-terrorism exercise with 1 300 soldiers from 28 African and Western countries, billing it as a warm-up for an offensive against Nigeria's Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.

Burundi warns those opposing president's possible 3rd term

2015-02-16 10:55

Burundi’s president will bid for a third term in June elections if elected by his party, his spokesperson says, denying campaigners who say such a move would violate the constitution and risk violence.

UN to formally end support for DR Congo operation

2015-02-15 14:21

The UN is pulling its support for a Democratic Republic of Congo military operation against rebels after Kinshasa missed a deadline to sack two generals.

Local Chadian chief killed in Boko Haram attack

2015-02-13 16:39

Boko Haram fighters has attacked a Chadian village overnight, killing several people including a local chief, in the first known lethal attack by the Nigerian militant group in Chad.

Boko Haram attacks Chadian village, several killed

2015-02-13 12:55

Boko Haram fighters have attacked a Chadian village, killing several people in the first known lethal attack by the Islamist group in the country, local sources and a security source say.

UN peacekeepers kill 7 rebels in CAR fighting

2015-02-11 12:50

UN peacekeepers and French forces in the CAR used helicopters to bombard a rebel position in a town northeast of the capital and seven rebels died, the United Nations say.

 

Cameroonians demonstrate against Boko Haram attacks

2015-02-28 22:23

Thousands of Cameroonian youths say they have marched through the capital to show support for the military's battle against Nigeria's Islamic extremists in the country's north.

Cameroon prisons overcrowded with Boko Haram suspects

2015-02-26 14:25

Cameroon officials say prisons are overcrowded with suspected Islamic extremists whose insurgency has spilled from Nigeria.

Army attacks DRC rebels on its own

2015-02-24 21:26

Government forces have launched strikes against Rwandan Hutu rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo in the first combat since last month's announcement of a campaign to stamp out the group without Monusco support.

DRC launches offensive against Hutu rebels

2015-02-24 18:24

The army of the DRC has launched an assault against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the volatile east of the country, military and official sources say.

Central African leaders talk strategy against Boko Haram

2015-02-16 15:38

Leaders of central African nations have begun talks in Cameroon's capital Yaounde to devise a joint strategy to tackle Nigeria's armed Islamic group Boko Haram, officials say.

No hope of more survivors in DRC boat sinking

2015-02-16 08:44

Authorities in the DRC say they had abandoned all hope of finding more survivors, after as many as 100 people went missing when their boat sank on the Congo River.

Congo boats collide - many missing

2015-02-14 20:21

Dozens of people are missing after a collision between two boats on the Congo River in western Democratic Republic of Congo.

Rebel executions: Burundi launches inquiry

2015-02-13 14:43

Burundi has launched a probe into reports that security forces last month executed at least 47 rebels who had surrendered, amid warnings of violence ahead of upcoming presidential elections.

DRC presidential vote set for November 2016

2015-02-12 21:53

The Democratic Republic of Congo will hold a presidential poll in November next year, the election commission has announced.

UN pulls support to DRC operation

2015-02-11 09:49

The United Nations is temporarily pulling support to the DRC's planned military operation to drive out rebels after Kinshasa refused to sack two tainted generals leading the offensive.

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