Ex-CAR militia leader 'Rambo' arrives at ICC detention centre

2018-11-18 17:06

A former Central African Republic militia leader nicknamed "Colonel Rambo" has arrived in The Hague, where he will stand trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.

Peacekeeper, priest killed in restive Central Africa: UN, Church

2018-11-18 09:12

A peacekeeper died after an attack on a UN base in the volatile Central African Republic (CAR) and a priest was burnt to death, the UN and Catholic Church have said after sectarian clashes claimed nearly 40 lives.

CAR ex-militia leader extradited to ICC for trial

2018-11-18 06:57

Central African Republic (CAR) lawmaker and former militia leader Alfred Yekatom was extradited to The Hague to stand trial in the International Criminal Court probing war crimes and crimes against humanity, a government source has said.

UN chief reports significant results against rebels in DRC

2018-11-17 13:47

The United Nations peacekeeping chief says a joint military operation by UN and Congolese forces to rout rebels from their strongholds in the Ebola-hit northeast Democratic Republic of Congo has "achieved quite significant results" and is still under way

Rebels kill five civilians in eastern DRC

2018-11-16 20:00

Five people have been shot dead by a militant group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a civil society leader has said as the military attacked rebels in the Ebola-plagued region of Beni.

1 Tanzanian, 7 Malawian soldiers killed in eastern DRC

2018-11-16 08:00

At least eight United Nations peacekeepers have been killed in an operation against a rebel militia in eastern DRC, the UN Security Council says.

Seven peacekeepers killed, 10 wounded in DRC fighting: UN

2018-11-15 21:31

Seven peacekeepers were killed and 10 others were wounded during a joint military operation with troops from the Democratic Republic of Congo against rebels in the east of the country, a UN spokesperson has said.

Four Malawian UN soldiers killed in DRC: Malawi army

2018-11-15 20:35

Four Malawian peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been killed, the Malawian military has said.

UN 'increasingly alarmed' by fighting in eastern DRC

2018-11-14 18:49

The UN has sounded the alarm over fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, warning that violence, which is unfolding alongside an Ebola outbreak, could hamper next month's elections.

3 civilians killed in attack targeting foreign troops in Mali

2018-11-14 06:06

Three Malian civilians have been killed and around 30 people wounded in a suicide attack in the country's violence-hit north, officials say.

 

DRC Ebola response effort suspended in Beni after clashes

2018-11-18 12:58

Efforts to fight an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo's restive eastern Beni region were suspended after clashes just a "few metres" from a local emergency centre and the hotels of several response teams, the health ministry has said.

DRC rebels attack, burn homes near UN base in east

2018-11-18 09:12

Democratic Republic of Congo's army spokesperson says rebels have burned homes and a car in a neighbourhood in the east of the country where UN peacekeeping forces have a base.

Thirty-seven dead after CAR clashes: UN

2018-11-17 17:54

At least 37 people were found dead in a town in restive Central African Republic, the UN has said, after clashes between Christian and Muslim-dominated militias that saw a church torched in the latest surge of sectarian violence.

At least 7 killed in CAR clashes: sources

2018-11-17 07:22

At least seven people, including a priest, died in clashes between armed groups in Alindao, Central African Republic (CAR), UN and church sources have told AFP.

Proposal to discontinue birth certificates to children born to foreign parents comes under fire

2018-11-16 15:19

The public has an until the end of Friday to make submissions on proposed changes to legislation by the Department of Home Affairs, which could lead to children born to foreign parents not being issued with birth certificates.

France, Russia, US wrangle at UN over CAR

2018-11-15 21:31

France, Russia and the United States are locked in negotiations to overcome differences over peace efforts in the Central African Republic ahead of a deadline for renewing the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission there.

Libya planning to extradite Manchester bomber's brother: PM

2018-11-15 20:35

Libya is planning to extradite the brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi to Britain by the end of the year, Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj has told the BBC in an interview.

UN troops hurt in offensive against militia in east DRC

2018-11-15 18:29

UN peacekeepers and Congolese troops have been wounded in an offensive against a militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations' mission to the country has said.

Egypt calls on Israel to end military action in Gaza

2018-11-14 13:01

Egypt has called on Israel to end its military action in Gaza, after Palestinian militants in the enclave agreed to a Cairo-brokered ceasefire to halt the spike in violence.

UN report finds violations of South Sudan arms embargo

2018-11-13 11:42

A UN panel of experts has found violations of the arms embargo imposed on South Sudan, reporting to the Security Council that there are "alarming levels" of sexual violence, hunger and human rights abuses in the war-scarred country.

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