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Former Central African Republic (CAR) rebel leader and president Michel Djotodia returned to Bangui on Friday, exactly six years after quitting as head of state, and pledged to support peace in the troubled country.
Experts have gathered in Nigeria's capital to discuss ways to stop Africa's Lake Chad from drying up, after years of environmental decline that has hit livelihoods and security.
Kenya's repeat presidential elections will be held as planned, the electoral boardsays, and President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party has launched a fundraising drive to raise at least $8m for its extra-ordinary congress.
Central Africa Republic officials say more than 78 people have been killed after a truck overturned in an accident in Bambari.
SA and Namibia are following in President Robert Mugabe's footsteps in distributing land to blacks, Zimbabwean First Lady says, and clashes between armed groups in CAR have left at least 100 people dead.
The managing director of the IMF is making her first visit to Central African Republic to encourage the global community to support a country whose infrastructure has been "shattered" by conflict.
Peacekeepers from Republic of Congo have killed 18 in Central African Republic, rights group says.
Almost all of the 436 mosques in the Central African Republic have been destroyed by months of vicious fighting between Christians and Muslims, the US ambassador to the UN says, calling the devastation 'kind of crazy and chilling'.
The death toll has risen to at least 60 from clashes last week between Christian and Muslim-dominated militias in a restive Central African Republic town, an internal UN report has said.
Six African nations among the world's worst to be a child in a war zone, new report says
At least 26 people were killed during clashes in a southeast region of the Central African Republic where the government has struggled to assert its authority, the UN's peacekeeping force in the country has said.
At least 77 people have died after a heavy goods lorry that was carrying passengers tipped over in the Central African Republic, says officials.
The estranged wife of Lesotho's new PM Tom Thabane has been shot dead, and Zimbabwe has banned the import of grain from neighbouring countries., including SA.
Humanitarian group, MSF, says the situation in the strife-torn Central African Republic continues to "deteriorate", despite a new government that was voted into place early this year.
Some 20 of 30 presidential candidates in the Central African Republic's election are calling on authorities to stop counting the votes, alleging fraud.
Communal clashes have left four people dead and more than a dozen wounded at Bambari in the unstable CAR, announces UN mission Minusca.
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