ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

DRC leader still coy on role in long-delayed election

2018-07-19 21:27

Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila in a national address says the long-delayed December election is "a matter of sovereignty" but he still doesn't say what role he will play.

DRC president Kabila to make address to the nation

2018-07-19 08:26

DRC President Joseph Kabila is expected to make a speech to parliament, less than a week before candidates can begin to register in postponed presidential elections.

At least 26 feared dead in DRC boat accident

2018-07-18 16:33

At least 11 people have died and 15 are missing after an overloaded boat with around 100 people onboard capsized on the Congo River, local officials say.

DRC's Kabila promotes blacklisted generals in army shake-up

2018-07-16 17:38

DRC President Joseph Kabila has replaced the country's army chief in a military shake-up that include the promotion of two key allies on a US sanctions blacklist.

DRC universities urge Kabila to step aside

2018-07-16 06:05

Several universities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have signed a petition against President Joseph Kabila running for a third term in office later this year.

Party names ex-warlord Bemba candidate for DRC presidential poll

2018-07-13 21:32

The former vice president of Democratic Republic of Congo Jean-Pierre Bemba, who was acquitted last month of war crimes, has been named by his party as a candidate in presidential polls planned for December.

CAR rejects Russia mediation bid with rebels

2018-07-13 12:59

The government of the Central African Republic has rejected an offer from Russia to mediate talks with armed rebels, a spokesperson says.

UN chief delays DRC visit as Kabila eyes 'important decisions'

2018-07-13 06:21

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says he has agreed to postpone his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo to allow President Joseph Kabila to announce "important decisions."

Sixteen fishermen 'missing' after clashes on Uganda/DRC lake

2018-07-09 20:02

Sixteen Congolese fishermen are missing on Lake Edward, which is shared by Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, after deadly clashes between the Ugandan navy and DRC armed forces, a Congolese official has said.

DRC faces upsurge of violence unless a deal is done with Kabila

2018-07-09 13:02

African leaders need to acknowledge the gravity of the Democratic Republic of Congo crisis and apply pressure on President Joseph Kabila, writes The Conversation.

 

At least 15 dead in armed clashes in DRC

2018-07-19 10:28

Fifteen people were killed during five days of clashes between armed militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, before the army intervened, local officials say.

E Guinea opposition demand govt resign over political prisoners

2018-07-18 19:05

An opposition leader in Equatorial Guinea has called for the government to resign over its failure to release political prisoners, a promise made by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.

UN: At least 1 dead, 20 injured in CAR

2018-07-18 13:06

The United Nations says at least one civilian has been killed and more than 20 others have been injured along with three UN peacekeepers during an exchange of fire in the Central African Republic.

DRC's Bemba acquittal overturns important victory for sexual violence victims

2018-07-16 13:01

In early June the International Criminal Court appeals chamber acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba in a 3-2 ruling. The decision astounded observers, writes The Conversation.

DRC's acquitted ex-VP to run in presidential election

2018-07-14 10:00

Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba has been declared an opposition party candidate for the December presidential election after recently being acquitted of war crimes charges in an appeal to the International Criminal Court

'Credible evidence' of killings by Cameroon soldiers: Amnesty

2018-07-13 16:53

Rights group Amnesty International says it has "credible evidence" that Cameroonian soldiers carried out the extrajudicial killings of two women and two children, demanding the servicemen be brought to justice.

92 Congolese fishermen 'imprisoned' in Uganda

2018-07-13 10:36

At least 92 Congolese fishermen arrested by the Ugandan navy on Lake Edward, which is shared by Uganda and DRC, have been imprisoned, a Congolese official says, as tensions escalate between the two neighbours.

12 fishermen killed in Uganda/DRC lake clashes: official

2018-07-10 10:30

At least 12 fishermen have died and a dozen more are missing after deadly clashes on Lake Edward, which is shared by Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, a Congolese official says.

DRC churchgoers plan political protests in August

2018-07-09 17:01

A group of Roman Catholic lay movements in Democratic Republic of Congo has announced three days of nationwide "major actions" in August aimed at forcing President Joseph Kabila to resign.

Pope sends top diplomat to DRC amid standoff with Kabila

2018-07-08 06:02

Pope Francis is sending a top-level diplomat to the Holy See's embassy in Democratic Republic of Congo after the Vatican was compelled to recall its ambassador earlier this year over clashes with the government of President Joseph Kabila.

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