ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

Rights in DRC still under threat a year after change, Amnesty says

2020-01-24 17:01

Human rights remain at threat in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Amnesty International says in a report issued a year to the day since the country underwent historic change.

At least 6 killed in new east DRC militia attack

2020-01-22 20:44

Six civilians, including a child, were killed in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, the army said, in the first assault this year in an area that has suffered multiple massacres.

DRC measles outbreak kills 6 000 in a year: WHO

2020-01-07 21:00

Measles has killed more than 6 000 people in the DRC since January, the world's worst outbreak and nearly triple the toll in the country's Ebola epidemic, the World Health Organisation says.

At least 18 killed in new militia attack in eastern DRC

2019-12-30 19:34

At least 18 people in eastern DRC's troubled region of Beni have been killed in a fresh attack by a notorious armed group, a local official says.

Job cuts in UN mission in DRC upset local workers

2019-12-20 21:01

Politicians in DRC have long pressed the UN to cut its huge mission in the country, but now that a drawdown has begun, questions are being raised about the impact on locally-hired employees.

At least 700 000 displaced by east DRC violence: MSF

2019-12-18 20:52

A least 700 000 people have been displaced by violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, MSF says, pointing to "worrying" cases of malnutrition and sexual violence.

Ebola cases sharply up in eastern DRC

2019-12-12 18:30

Twenty cases of Ebola have been recorded in three days in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where deadly violence is hampering efforts to end the 16-month-old epidemic, authorities say. .

Militia beheads 16 people in new DRC massacre: civil society

2019-12-06 15:35

Suspected militia fighters have decapitated 16 people in a new village massacre near Beni in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civil society sources say.

Two killed in violent protests in eastern DR Congo

2019-11-27 12:50

Two people have been killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in fresh protests at failures to root out a notorious armed group, a military official has said.

DRC police fire live rounds to break up Beni protests

2019-11-22 17:30

Police and soldiers have fired live ammunition to disperse demonstrators in the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a report says.

 

Fresh clashes in key Central African Republic town

2020-01-23 22:55

Two armed groups who last year joined an agreement aimed at bringing peace to the Central African Republic have clashed in a key northeastern town, the UN says.

Violence in DRC's Ituri may be crimes against humanity: UN

2020-01-10 16:15

Hundreds of people have been killed or raped in attacks on the Hema ethnic group in eastern DRC's Ituri province, in what "may amount to crimes against humanity" or even genocide, the UN says.

Burundi seeks 15-year jail term for journalists

2019-12-30 22:00

Burundi prosecutors have sought 15-year jail terms for four reporters and their driver who were detained covering an incursion of rebels from DRC and charged with endangering state security.

Clashes in Central African capital leave at least 30 dead: security source

2019-12-27 14:03

At least 30 people were killed in fighting between militiamen and traders in a restive district of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, a security source and an imam have said.

UN reduces soldiers, increases police in DRC mission

2019-12-19 21:00

The UN Security Council has approved a one-year extension of its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, decreasing the number of soldiers and increasing the size of its police contingent.

IMF approves $368m credit facility for DR Congo

2019-12-17 10:27

The International Monetary Fund has said it had agreed to a $368.4m credit facility for strife-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, to enable its authorities 'to meet their urgent balance of payment needs'.

Rwanda begins vaccinating against Ebola near DR Congo border

2019-12-09 11:49

Rwanda has started a voluntary Ebola vaccination programme at its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour.

Ex-Chad PM arrested on fraud allegations

2019-12-02 13:16

A Chadian minister, who served as the country's premier from 2013-16 has been arrested over fraud allegations, a police spokesperson told AFP.

Insecurity threatens chance to end DRC Ebola outbreak: WHO

2019-11-22 19:26

The opportunity to quickly end the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo could be lost due to violence in the country's east, the United Nations says.

DRC army kills 7 militia after attacks

2019-11-21 22:00

Congolese troops killed seven members of a militia who attacked its positions in two villages in the country's conflict-ridden east, the army says.

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