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Top Africa stories: Man's body trapped down after fatal snake bite, Nigerian 'First Lady' email scam

2018-11-21 08:01

Zimbabwean man's body has been trapped down 45m well for a week after fatal snake bite, and a man has charged over Nigerian 'First Lady' email scam.

PICS: Young Africans tell the world about the Africa they want

2018-11-20 19:59

Children from at least six west and central African countries recently took to the the stage of the Africa Dialogues conference in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to tell the world about the future they envisioned on their continent.

Pro-Kabila candidate unveils platform for DRC polls

2018-11-19 21:30

President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor has unveiled his platform ahead of a landmark election in the Democratic Republic of Congo next month.

DRC authorities free 17 pro-democracy activists

2018-11-19 19:30

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have provisionally freed 17 pro-democracy activists who were arrested in the capital on November 1, one of the group has said.

Seven Ugandan fishermen shot dead by Congolese militia

2018-11-18 19:05

Suspected Congolese militiamen shot dead seven Ugandan fishermen and wounded another on Lake Albert, which straddles the two countries' border, police have 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.

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.

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.

HRW denounces Angola's expulsion of 400 000 Congolese

2018-11-15 18:29

A global rights watchdog has called on Angola to halt mass deportations after more than 400 000 migrants mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo fled or were expelled from Angola in just weeks.

 

EXCLUSIVE: DRC political situation 'confused' as country heads to polls, says opposition leader

2018-11-21 08:00

DRC opposition leader Augustine Kikukama's wife Kuku Itambo has described as "confused" the current political situation in the central African country, which is headed for elections on December 23.

Top Africa stories: AU agrees on reforms, Zim 'terror' gangs

2018-11-20 08:00

African Union leaders have agreed on reforms to reduce donor dependence, and police are on high alert as armed gangs are reportedly 'terrorising' Zimbabwean cities.

Local thugs fueling university tension: DRC police

2018-11-19 20:36

Kinshasa police have said that trouble-making infiltrators had triggered fresh tension at the city university, three days before the kickoff of campaigning for next month's presidential election.

Soldier kills five mourners in DRC shooting

2018-11-19 08:00

A soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo attacked a congregation of mourners, shooting dead five people and injuring ten others, police sources 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.

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

Two DRC students shot dead: police

2018-11-16 16:01

Two students died this week after being shot during protests at a university in Democratic Republic of Congo, and a police officer has been arrested, the city's police chief has said.

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.

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.

Death toll from DRC cholera outbreak at 857

2018-11-15 12:48

A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 857 lives since the start of the year, the World Health Organisation says.

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