ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

Central African Republic steps up measures after virus case

2020-03-27 20:11

The Central African Republic, a poverty-stricken state that the UN has singled out as highly vulnerable to coronavirus, has stepped up measures over fears that the disease is spreading locally.

Boko Haram attack kills nearly 100 Chadian troops

2020-03-25 11:26

Boko Haram jihadists have killed nearly 100 Chadian soldiers in a seven-hour attack on an island army base, in their deadliest assault yet on the country's armed forces.

War crimes convict Thomas Lubanga freed in DRC

2020-03-16 18:34

A Congolese former militia warlord, Thomas Lubanga, has been set free after serving a landmark 14-year term for war crimes handed down by the International Criminal Court.

DRC hopes to declare end to Ebola outbreak in April

2020-03-09 22:00

DRC health officials say they are "keeping fingers crossed" to declare the end of the devastating 19-month epidemic next month.

At least 20 killed in DRC militia violence

2020-03-02 22:02

Fresh violence in DRC's restive northeastern Ituri province has killed at least 20 more people, the army and a local source say.

DRC graft probe nabs Lebanese construction boss

2020-02-25 20:00

A Lebanese construction company boss has been detained as part of a vast embezzlement investigation launched by President Felix Tshisekedi, a judicial source says.

Friction between DRC and Rwanda after dissident singer dies

2020-02-19 19:41

Rwanda has lashed out at the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the death of a dissident singer in Rwandan police custody has revived long-running criticism of Kigali.

Cameroon army blames 'unfortunate accident' for village massacre

2020-02-18 13:33

Cameroon's army has denied opposition charges that it had massacred villagers in a troubled English-speaking region, blaming instead an 'unfortunate accident' caused by an explosion of fuel during a firefight.

14 children among up to 22 dead in Cameroon massacre: UN

2020-02-17 09:38

A massacre in an anglophone region of Cameroon left up to 22 villagers dead including 14 children, the UN has said, with an opposition party blaming the killings on the army.

WHO 'encouraged' by improved Ebola situation in DRC

2020-02-11 22:00

The World Health Organisation says it is "encouraged" by an improvement in the Ebola situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo but urged caution.

 

DRC capital to go into lockdown from Saturday: official

2020-03-26 22:45

The Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa will go into "total confinement" for four days from Saturday to help contain the spread of coronavirus, authorities say.

WATCH | In the shadow of coronavirus, measles rips through Congo

2020-03-24 12:02

Just as Ebola is waning in Democratic Republic of Congo, Covid-19 has arrived - meaning efforts to tackle a measles epidemic which has killed thousands of people are likely to remain unprioritised.

Central African Republic militia fighting kills 13

2020-03-12 19:10

At least 13 people were killed in fighting in the Central African Republic where rival armed factions are battling after a seven-year civil war, UN officials say.

DRC: Last Ebola patient discharged with end of outbreak in sight

2020-03-04 22:37

The last patient treated for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been discharged, the World Health Organisation says, bringing the 19-month-old outbreak closer than ever to an end.

IMF urges DRC to cut budget, halt central bank loans

2020-02-26 21:57

The IMF has voiced concern over the Democratic Republic of Congo's 2020 budget and urged its central bank to stop drawing down foreign currency reserves and advancing money to the government.

Five dead hostages found after eastern DRC massacre

2020-02-19 22:01

Five hostages taken by an armed group that killed 10 people in eastern DR Congo this week have been found dead, a local official says.

12 militiamen killed in CAR clash with UN troops: govt

2020-02-18 19:11

Twelve members of an armed group died in a clash with UN peacekeepers and government troops in northeastern Central African Republic, authorities say.

DRC halves budget in blow to Tshisekedi plans

2020-02-17 20:48

The Democratic Republic of Congo must nearly halve government spending plans this year, the finance ministry says, in a blow to President Felix Tshisekedi's much-touted anti-poverty schemes.

Son of Congo president not charged in France: lawyer

2020-02-14 19:42

A son of Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso has not been charged in a French probe into the assets in France of the families of several African leaders, his lawyer says, although his name has been cited in the investigation.

Fearing new rebel attacks, thousands flee Ebola-hit DRC town

2020-02-11 18:53

Mangina, a town of at least 72 000 in DRC's volatile east, was eerily empty on Tuesday after a massacre last week by a dreaded rebel group which locals fear will strike again.

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