Rwanda says forces clash with rebels from neighbouring DRC

2018-12-10 17:01

Rwanda's army says its forces have fought and repelled suspected rebels who crossed into the country from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, killing four of them.

EU prolongs sanctions against DRC ruling party candidate

2018-12-10 12:50

The EU has prolonged sanctions against Congolese President Joseph kabila's chosen successor just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich central African country.

DRC's Kabila doesn't rule out seeking presidency in future

2018-12-09 17:00

Democratic Republic of Congo's president Joseph Kabila is stepping down after this month's election but he doesn't rule out seeking the post again in the future.

Top Africa stories: MDC says Zim 'now a regional security threat', Ebola spreads to major cities in DRC

2018-12-08 07:39

The MDC says Zimbabwe is 'now a regional security threat' adding that SADC should intervene, and Ebola has spread to Democratic Republic of Congo's major city amid vaccine concerns.

At least 17 civilians killed in DRC attacks

2018-12-07 14:02

At least 17 people have been killed in two attacks by the ADF militant group in the troubled Beni region of eastern DR Congo, a local mayor says.

Top Africa stories: Evicted Zim white farmers 'getting poore', Ali Bongo leaves Morocco hospital

2018-12-07 08:12

Evicted Zimbabwean white farmers say they are 'getting poorer and sick' as they await compensation, and Gabon's president Ali Bongo has left hospital in Rabat, Morocco.

Uganda vaccinates health workers against Ebola, fearing DRC spread

2018-12-05 21:33

Uganda has vaccinated thousands of health workers against Ebola to counter the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministers of both countries have said.

Top Africa stories: Shortages force men in Kenya to 'use recycled condoms', Mozambique jihadists

2018-12-05 08:00

Condom shortage in a Kenyan town has reportedly forced residents to recycle used condoms, and Mozambique anti-jihadist forces are involved in rights abuses, says Human Rights Watch.

WHO: US experts not needed to fight Ebola outbreak in DRC

2018-12-04 08:02

The head of the World Health Organisation says it doeasn't need experts from the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention or any other US government agency to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in the DRC, insisting: "We can cover it".

Morocco king meets Gabon president in hospital

2018-12-03 21:00

Morocco's King Mohammed VI visited Gabon's President Ali Bongo at a military hospital in Rabat where the Gabonese leader is recovering from an illness, an official source has said.


South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as 'very high risk'

2018-12-10 14:11

The World Health Organisation says Ebola vaccinations will soon begin in South Sudan as the country is at "very high risk" in the current outbreak in neighbouring DRC.

Mukwege: Congolese 'Doctor Miracle' heals sexual atrocity victims

2018-12-10 10:19

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, they call him "Doctor Miracle" for his surgical skill and dedication in helping women overcome the injuries and trauma of sexual abuse and rape.

EU set to prolong sanctions against Kabila's chosen successor in DRC

2018-12-08 11:14

The European Union is set next week to prolong sanctions against Congolese President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich Central African country.

Congolese colonel arrested in killings of UN experts

2018-12-07 18:27

Authorities have arrested a Congolese colonel who failed to disclose that he had met with two UN experts just two days before they were brutally murdered, officials have said.

Ebola spreads to major DRC city as vaccines a concern

2018-12-07 12:04

The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern DRC, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight.

Top Africa stories: Anthrax outbreak kills 100 impala in Zim, Gabon’s ailing leader

2018-12-06 06:24

Nearly 100 impala have died of suspected anthrax in Zimbabwe’s tourist-loved Mana Pools National Park, and Gabon's government has broadcast new images of its ailing head of state, President Ali Bongo.

Gabon president Bongo 'doing well' in Morocco after illness: PM

2018-12-05 20:33

Gabon's President Ali Bongo is recovering well after being hospitalised in Morocco, his prime minister has said after the two met in the capital Rabat.

Gabon's president makes 1st public appearance since illness

2018-12-04 18:04

Gabon's government has released a video showing President Ali Bongo Ondimba meeting with Morocco's king in his first public appearance since Bongo fell ill in October.

Top Africa stories: US tourist dies in hippo attack in Zim, Buhari denies death rumour

2018-12-04 08:02

A US tourist has been injured by a hippo while canoeing above the Victoria Falls, and Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has denied rumours of his death, telling the country that he is alive and well.

Kabila supporters, foes trade violence charges before DRC vote

2018-12-03 20:06

Opponents and supporters of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila have traded accusations of electoral violence as tensions rose three weeks before a crucial December presidential vote.

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