Pope takes environmental, social messages to Africa

2015-11-25 07:36

Pope Francis heads to Africa for the first time on a trip aimed at pushing the key themes of his papacy but also fraught with security concerns.

Pope Africa plans unchanged

2015-11-19 19:48

The Pope's Africa itinerary remains unchanged, but his top bodyguard is flying in early for a final check.

DRC gets new electoral commission chiefs

2015-11-17 22:22

President Joseph Kabila has sworn in new chiefs of the electoral commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo a year ahead of planned polls.

UN seeks troops in CAR before pope visit

2015-11-17 07:40

Britain says UN Security Council members support a request to send hundreds more peacekeepers to Central African Republic as a visit by Pope Francis, and elections, are both set for the coming weeks.

Congo militia leader to go free

2015-11-13 22:07

The International Criminal Court has cut a 12-year prison term imposed on Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga for a brutal attack on a village.

Violence hits Central African Republic ahead of Pope Francis' visit

2015-11-13 19:02

Around a dozen people have died in clashes mostly between Muslim rebels and Christian groups in the Central African Republic in the past few days, the UN says, two weeks ahead of a visit to the country by Pope Francis.

After 2-year wait, some adopted children reach US from DRC

2015-11-13 09:02

After a wrenching delay of more than two years, a few American families have celebrated on US territory with children adopted from DRC who were finally granted long-stalled exit permits.

Exiled Congo opposition figure shot in Paris suburb

2015-11-12 18:03

An exiled Republic of Congo opposition figure was shot and badly injured by a gunman this week in a northwest Paris suburb, a judicial source says.

UN probing new sex abuse allegations in CAR

2015-11-12 09:04

The United Nations says it is investigating new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by the UN peacekeepers in violence-ridden Central African Republic.

UN sending extra troops, police to Central African Republic

2015-11-11 10:29

The UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is adding hundreds of troops and police before next month’s elections, but their arrival is expected to be too late for Pope Francis’ visit to the violent country.


Security concerns as Pope Francis makes first Africa tour

2015-11-24 09:04

Security forces are readying for Pope Francis’ three-nation Africa tour this week amid fears of jihadist attacks and violence, with authorities insisting the pontiff’s trip can pass off peacefully.

SA fires 47 UN peacekeepers

2015-11-18 20:34

The South African military has dismissed 47 peacekeepers serving in the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo for violating curfew.

Cameroon start-up offers clean streets, cleaner fuel

2015-11-17 08:46

The streets and marketplaces of Cameroon's economic capital Douala are strewn with fruit and vegetable debris of all sorts. But one man's garbage is another's treasure

Vatican hints pope's Africa itinerary may change

2015-11-16 22:01

The Vatican has hinted that the pope's Africa itinerary may change amid fighting in Bangui and elsewhere.

Church urges DRC politicians to uphold constitution

2015-11-13 20:06

The influential Roman Catholic church in Democratic Republic of Congo has urged politicians to show "absolute respect" for the constitution.

Kabila holds talks with Mugabe as tensions flare in DRC

2015-11-13 18:02

Leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, have reportedly arrived in Zimbabwe where he held a closed door meeting with his counterpart, President Robert Mugabe, in the capital Harare.

CAR president hopes pope will visit

2015-11-12 21:54

The acting president of the Central African Republic hopes Pope Francis will go ahead with his visit to the conflict-hit country this month despite security concerns.

Thousands flee CAR camp after rebel attack

2015-11-12 10:14

The UN officials say at least five people are dead and thousands have fled a camp for displaced people in Central African Republic after it came under attack by rebel fighters.

Pope's Central Africa trip 'risky', say French

2015-11-12 06:11

A planned visit by Pope Francis to strife-hit Central African Republic this month is 'risky' and French troops on the ground could not ensure his safety.

UN says peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

2015-11-11 09:25

A UN peacemaker has been killed in the Central African Republic following a clash with Muslim Seleka rebels that comes just weeks before elections in the troubled country.

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