Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, AU, Boko Haram

2018-02-23 09:26

One of the lecturers who supervised Grace Mugabe's PhD thesis is reportedly being investigated by the Zimbabwe anti-graft agency, and Robert Mugabe has reportedly said that he stepped down for the sake of "peace and development".

Cobalt prices soar, but DRC's small miners see little of the gain

2018-02-22 15:27

In global markets the price of cobalt, a mineral used in batteries for high-tech products from iPhones to Tesla electric cars, has nearly tripled to $81 500 a ton in two years.

Kidnapped aid worker freed in DRC: NGO

2018-02-22 09:58

A Congolese humanitarian worker, kidnapped at the weekend in the troubled east of Democratic Republic of Congo by an armed group that killed two of his colleagues, has been freed, his NGO has said.

Top Africa stories: Tsvangirai, Malema, Grace Mugabe

2018-02-21 08:40

Morgan Tsvangirai has been laid to rest in his rural home village of Buhera, and Julius Malema has reportedly paid tribute to Zimbabwe's long time opposition leader.

Five killed by suspected rebels in eastern DRC

2018-02-17 19:30

Five people have been killed in an ambush by suspected Ugandan Islamist rebels in the Beni region of Democratic Republic of Congo's chronically troubled east, officials said.

Fighting between Rwanda, Congolese troops in eastern DRC

2018-02-15 11:15

Heavy fighting broke out between the Rwandan and Congolese military in troubled eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after an incursion by Rwandan troops, according to a Congolese army spokesperson.

Top Africa stories: Tsvangirai dies, #ZumaRecall, Mnangagwa

2018-02-15 08:30

Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died, and Zimbabweans have taken to Twitter to express their views on South Africa’s unfolding political drama.

Top Africa stories: Zim white farmers, Zim first lady, DRC

2018-02-14 08:10

Zimbabwean First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa's resignation from parliament has reportedly received mixed reactions from the country's opposition parties, and the US has urged pressure if needed to ensure DRC vote on December 23.

Thousands flee DRC fighting to Uganda: UN

2018-02-13 17:24

Over 22 000 refugees have fled fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo to neighbouring Uganda, violence that has left several dead and villages torched, the UN has said.

UN: 4 allegations against South African UN troops in DRC

2018-02-13 10:17

The UN says it has received four allegations of misconduct against South African peacekeepers in Congo _ three involving sexual exploitation of women and one alleging violence against a 17-year-old boy


Diarrhoea kills 26 Congolese in Ugandan refugee camp

2018-02-22 15:27

Twenty-six Congolese refugees at a fast-growing camp in western Uganda died from acute diarrhoea in just three days, the UN has said.

DRC pushes ahead with electronic voting despite criticism

2018-02-22 11:58

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have unveiled an electronic voting machine that will be used in key elections this year, despite accusations that the technology could skew the outcome.

DRC leader Kabila names new interior minister

2018-02-21 11:30

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has named his party secretary general Henri Mova Sakanyi as the new interior minister and deputy prime minister, a report says.

2 aid workers killed in eastern DRC: UN

2018-02-20 11:37

Two Congolese aid workers have been killed and a third abducted by an unidentified armed group in the troubled North Kivu province of Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations says.

DRC says 6 troops killed rebuffing Rwanda incursion

2018-02-16 21:01

Six soldiers died in fighting to repel an incursion by Rwandan troops in eastern Democratic of Republic of Congo this week, the army has announced.

18 new sexual abuse claims against UN peacekeepers in DRC

2018-02-15 10:00

The United Nations says it has registered 18 alleged cases of sexual abuse and exploitation by its peacekeepers and civilian personnel in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last year.

200 000 displaced by ethnic clashes in DRC: humanitarian source

2018-02-14 10:00

About 200 000 people have been displaced in ethnic clashes since mid-December in the northeastern Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a humanitarian source has told AFP.

No December election without voting machines: DRC poll chief

2018-02-13 19:47

Democratic Republic of Congo's long-delayed election due on December 23 to choose a successor to long-serving ruler Joseph Kabila will not take place without electronic voting machines, the poll chief has said

US urges pressure if needed to ensure DRC vote on Dec 23

2018-02-13 11:30

US Ambassador Nikki Haley is urging the Security Council to use pressure if necessary to ensure that long-delayed presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo take place on December 23.

DRC's army recovers largest Ugandan rebel stronghold

2018-02-13 10:17

Democratic Republic of Congo's army says it has captured the largest stronghold for the Uganda-born Allied Democratic Forces rebels in Congo's northeast.

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