ARTICLES RELATING TO CENTRAL AFRICA

DRC main opposition set to hold key rally

2018-04-24 17:54

Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition is set to hold an authorised mass rally for the first time in nearly two years to mark the 28th anniversary of multi-party politics in the country, as tensions grow over veteran President Joseph Kabila's refusal to quit despite the expiry of his mandate.

DRC football chief provisionally released in embezzlement probe

2018-04-19 19:19

The head of the Democratic Republic of Congo's football association, who also serves on world governing body FIFA, was provisionally released, after being held for 21 hours as part of an embezzlement probe, an investigating magistrate has said.

DRC sacks more than 250 'fake' or corrupt judges

2018-04-16 19:01

The Democratic Republic of Congo has sacked more than 250 magistrates who did not have a law degree or were accused of corruption.

Aid conference for DRC draws $528m in pledges: UN

2018-04-14 12:02

Donors gathered in Geneva have pledged $528 million towards addressing a towering humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN says.

UN forces help quell CAR jailbreak

2018-04-13 12:45

The UN forces in the Central African Republic say they helped prevent a prison breakout in the capital this week as deadly clashes unfolded in a flashpoint district between peacekeepers and militia.

DRC is still in crisis but there is a way out

2018-04-12 10:04

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been in turmoil since President Kabila refused to relinquish power at the end of his term. But there is hope of ending the stalemate, writes The Conversation.

French giant Total helped Congo Brazzaville skirt IMF rules: report

2018-04-11 21:06

The Congolese government skirted requirements of the International Monetary Fund in 2003 through a financial fiddle created by French oil giant Total, the French daily Le Monde has reported.

17 killed in troubled district of CAR capital

2018-04-11 13:48

Seventeen people were killed in a flashpoint district of Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, a report says.

Rangers killed in ambush at Virunga National Park in DRC

2018-04-10 12:06

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo say five park rangers and a driver have been killed in an attack at the Virunga National Park

UN troops attacked in C African capital after security sweep

2018-04-09 19:28

United Nations troops came under attack overnight in the heart of the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), a UN spokesperson has said.

 

CAR president urges disarming armed groups

2018-04-24 10:39

The Central African Republic's president Faustin-Archange Touadera has told the UN he wants to "accelerate" the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of members of armed groups.

DRC football chief held in embezzlement probe

2018-04-18 17:30

The head of the Democratic Republic of Congo's football association has been taken into custody as part of a probe into embezzlement, an investigating magistrate has said.

DRC's former child fighters trapped in a twilight zone

2018-04-14 19:31

Hundreds of former child fighters in Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile Kasai region face an uncertain future, spurned by their families and their dreams brutally shattered.

DRC boycotts pledging conference, says crisis exaggerated

2018-04-13 21:00

Democratic Republic of Congo took the extraordinary step of boycotting an international conference aimed at raising hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country's humanitarian crisis has been exaggerated.

In Congo, Rwandan Hutus in limbo as refugee status evaporates

2018-04-12 21:20

"They are telling me to go. Go where? Why would I do back there? Everyone's dead," says Gilbert Bigirimana, an 18-year-old Rwandan living in Republic of Congo who has never set foot on Rwandan soil.

DRC opposition takes swing at election organisers

2018-04-12 06:29

Congolese opposition groups have rounded on the country's electoral commission and its insistence that a long-awaited presidential vote in the vast African nation must be conducted using electronic voting machines.

19 killed in clashes between UN and militia in CAR capital

2018-04-11 18:01

The Central African Republic, one of the world's poorest and most unstable countries,has been rocked after 19 people, including a UN soldier, were killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between peacekeepers and militias in a flashpoint

DRC: Virunga park says attack that killed 6 deadliest ever

2018-04-10 21:08

Officials at Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park say the Monday slayings of six staff members is the deadliest known ambush of its kind in the park's history.

Six park rangers killed in DRC's Virunga wildlife sanctuary

2018-04-09 21:30

Six rangers were killed on Monday in an ambush in the Virunga National Park, the Democratic Republic of Congo's famed haven for gorillas and other endangered species, the park has said.

2 killed in Central African Republic op to rout armed groups

2018-04-09 14:02

The United Nations and Central African Republic forces have launched an operation targeting armed groups in a mainly Muslim district of Bangui in which at least two people were killed and dozens wounded, UN and medical sources say.

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