ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

Lobbying intensifies as race to elect new AU chair heats up

2016-07-17 14:45

Hours before elections are due to kick off for a successor to AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, lobbying has intensified - and not just for the three candidates nominated to take her place.

Burundi talks snagged again

2016-07-12 20:34

A renewed effort to end Burundi's dragging political crisis has again crashed because the government shunned peace talks in Tanzania at the last minute.

Suspects in peacekeeper sexual abuse case are Burundian - UN

2016-07-08 13:45

The latest UN peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing minors in the Central African Republic are from a Burundian contingent, a spokesperson says.

Nine dead in latest massacre in eastern DRC

2016-07-05 18:01

Nine civilians have been murdered in the latest in a long spate of attacks in eastern DRC's North Kivu province.

Chadian officials' sons jailed for gang raping schoolgirl

2016-07-02 20:45

Seven sons of Chadian officials have been sentenced to 10 years in jail each, for gang raping a schoolgirl in the capital N'Djamena, a case which provoked angry protests, judicial sources say.

Cameroonian men soon could be jailed for adultery; women are

2016-06-24 10:27

Cameroon's parliament has voted to change the country's penal code to criminalise adultery for men. Until now, adultery has been a criminal act for women only.

16 killed in new clashes in Central African Republic - police

2016-06-21 11:29

Sixteen people have been killed in two days of clashes between Fulani herdsmen and the mainly Muslim Seleka militia in northern Central African Republic, a police source says.

DRC's Bemba to be handed landmark war crimes sentence

2016-06-19 07:21

Judges at the world's only permanent war crimes court will pass sentence on former Congolese leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, with prosecutors calling for a minimum 25-year sentence.

The trial of Hissene Habre: A pivotal case for international justice in Africa

2016-06-17 17:26

On May 30, in an African court, history was made. In an unprecedented move, a former president was convicted of human rights abuses by a foreign court while also being sentenced on counts of sexual abuse and the rape of a prisoner.

DR Congo opposition demands Kabila quit

2016-06-10 13:28

Opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have forged an alliance and demand that President Joseph Kabila quit when his term expires.

 

France to end military operations in Central African Republic

2016-07-14 07:04

President Francois Hollande says France will end its military mission in the Central African Republic in October.

Thousands flee renewed C Africa violence - UN

2016-07-08 15:03

Thousands of people have fled renewed violence in the Central African Republic to neighbouring Chad and Cameroon, the United Nations said, voicing fears that many more could follow.

DRC likely to face violence without talks - UN official

2016-07-08 11:57

The UN deputy secretary-general is warning that DRC is likely to face violence and persistent instability unless political opponents hold talks to resolve an impasse over upcoming elections in the country

Cameroon leader pardons French lawyer jailed for graft

2016-07-05 12:03

Cameroonian President Paul Biya has pardoned a French lawyer serving a 25-year sentence for stealing 1,5 million euros from public funds.

Ten killed in jihadist suicide bombing in Cameroon

2016-06-30 11:37

A suicide bombing by a Boko Haram jihadist has killed at least 10 people in northern Cameroon, a security source says.

Congo slams 'terrorist' attack on Paris embassy

2016-06-23 08:39

Congo has called for its diplomats in France to be better protected after the country's embassy in Paris was attacked by a mob that broke into the mission and started a fire.

Burundi school kids deface portraits to defy president

2016-06-20 09:17

A quiet protest movement is spreading in Burundi's schools where hundreds of students have been suspended in recent weeks for defacing pictures of President Pierre Nkurunziza in textbooks.

Zuma still considering what to do about Mapisa-Nqakula's 'mercy mission'

2016-06-17 18:06

President Jacob Zuma is still considering what to do about Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's admission that she helped bring a Burundian woman into South Africa without the proper papers, the Presidency says.

Congo ex-presidential candidate Mokoko charged

2016-06-17 09:17

General Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko, who ran unsuccessfully against Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso, has been charged with breaching state security, his lawyer says.

Congolese peacekeepers linked to mass murders in CAR

2016-06-09 12:04

Human Rights Watch has raised the alarm over the murders of at least 18 people at the hands of peacekeepers in the Central African Republic between December 2013 and June 2015.

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