ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

Rape-accused DRC police decapitated

2016-12-03 17:00

Two DRC police officers accused of rape were decapitated as violence flared between authorities and supporters of a traditional tribal chief killed in August, a governor's aide says.

UN chief demands immediate end to CAR violence

2016-11-29 09:23

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned recent clashes between members of the former Seleka rebellion in the Central African Republic, urging armed groups to immediately end the violence.

Returning Gabon opposition chief still claims he won

2016-11-27 14:05

Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping has once more declared himself "president-elect" as he returned home, claiming he had the support of multiple foreign countries after a month abroad.

At least 16 dead, thousands displaced in CAR clashes

2016-11-24 09:30

Clashes between rival armed groups in the Central African Republic have left at least 16 people dead and several thousand civilians displaced, the UN says, warning of "targeted assassinations" against ethnic Fulani.

UN base 'targeted' in Central Africa clashes

2016-11-22 11:29

The UN peacekeeping force in Central African Republic says one of its bases has come under fire during clashes between rival groups, prompting its troops to respond.

DRC police bar anti-Kabila protest

2016-11-20 14:59

Police in the DRC prevented a protest against President Joseph Kabila from taking place in Kinshasa, with officers occupying the square where the planned rally was due to occur, a report says.

DRC youth leaders detained on eve of protest

2016-11-18 21:01

Police in Democratic Republic of Congo have detained four youth leaders on the eve of a planned protest against President Joseph Kabila, says the main opposition coalition.

DRC appoints new prime minister

2016-11-18 07:27

Democratic Republic of Congo's president has named an opposition lawmaker as prime minister under a controversial power-sharing deal that effectively extends President Joseph Kabila's term in office.

DRC new media rules a cause for concern, says UN

2016-11-16 20:00

The United Nations has expressed concern over a new law that seeks international broadcasters to register as local firms in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a report says.

DRC transfers mining royalties to Kabila ally - NGO

2016-11-16 19:01

The DRC's state mining firm has signed away the royalties from the country's most lucrative mining project to a company owned by a close friend of President Joseph Kabila, Global Witness says.

 

Silent victims of violence: 4m kids orphaned in DRC

2016-11-29 13:46

More than 4 million children have lost at least one parent in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the past two decades, the silent victims of continuous cycles of violence.

Militia attack kills at least 34 civilians in DRC

2016-11-27 21:03

At least 34 civilians have been killed in ethnic violence in restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities say.

DRC governor appeals for calm after Pygmy-Bantu clashes

2016-11-25 08:28

Violent clashes between Pygmy and Bantu people have erupted once again in southeastern DRC, a provincial governor says, appealing for calm.

DRC's business dreams flat-lined by violence

2016-11-23 18:03

Democratic Republic of Congo's once prosperous town of Butembo has turned out to be a shadow of its former glory as high levels of unemployment due to violence have left many feeling hopeless, says a report.

Unesco's chief demands DRC action over journalist murder

2016-11-21 17:11

Unesco's director-general Irina Bokova has urged authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo to bring the murderers of a television journalist to justice.

MSF concerned over 'worsening' situation in CAR

2016-11-19 21:27

Humanitarian group, MSF, says the situation in the strife-torn Central African Republic continues to "deteriorate", despite a new government that was voted into place early this year.

Donors pledge $2.2bn for CAR recovery plan

2016-11-18 14:04

International donors have pledged $2.2bn in aid for strife-torn Central African Republic, one of the world's poorest countries, officials say.

DRC journalist shot dead at his home

2016-11-16 21:18

A Congolese journalist working for state media has been shot dead at his home in the centre of the country, says DRC's National Press Union.

DRC leader claims 'interference' amid vote delay tension

2016-11-16 19:01

Congo's president has vowed to protect his country's sovereignty and denounced "any interference" as the country experiences tensions brought on by a decision to delay the next election.

With no army or basic services, CAR leader eyes donors

2016-11-16 13:19

Though elected early this year, Central Africa's new president has no army to command or civil service to call on. He still fills in as a university maths lecturer due to lack of teaching staff.

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