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At least 15 civilians killed by rebels in retaliation for military offensives

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 15 people overnight in eastern Congo, local officials said on Saturday, in the latest massacre since the army launched a major offensive against the rebels last month.Democratic Republic of Congo’s army initiated its...

DR Congo army kills leader of splinter Hutu militia group

Congolese forces have killed the leader of an offshoot of a Hutu militia in the restive east of the country, the army said on Sunday, two months after killing the leader of the main faction.Juvenal Musabimana led a splinter...

Congolese forces kill 25 Islamist rebels in eastern offensive

Congolese forces said on Saturday they had killed 25 Islamist rebels since launching an offensive against them late last month in an eastern region also struggling with an Ebola outbreak.Seven soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo had also...

DR Congo’s Bosco Ntaganda sentenced to 30-year jail term

The International Criminal Court sentenced former Congolese military leader Bosco Ntaganda on Thursday to 30 years in prison for atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers.Ntaganda, 46, was found guilty in July on 18 charges of war crimes...

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda set for sentencing at ICC

International Criminal Court Judges will on Thursday sentence Congolese rebel chief Bosco "Terminator" Ntaganda after he was convicted earlier this year of war crimes and sexual slavery.Ntaganda faces life in prison for a litany of crimes including directing massacres...

Ten civilians killed by militia in eastern DRC despite military operations in the area

Ten civilians were killed Tuesday night in an attack attributed to the Ugandan rebel group, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia 60 kilometres north of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local sources said Wednesday."The ADF raided the town...

Cameroon bans freed opposition leader Kamto’s rallies

The Cameroonian authorities have banned two rallies organised by opposition leader Maurice Kamto that were to be held this month in the capital, Yaoundé, and the country's largest city, Douala.The rallies were supposed to be the opposition leader's first...

Casualties are mounting in Cameroon after deadly landslide

Cameroon has deployed rescue workers and its military after 14 people died and over 40 trapped underground following a landslide on Monday night in Baffoussam, western Cameroon.Rescue workers are frantically searching for survivors but each passing minute dampens hopes...

Flood in Central African Rep leaves at least 28,000 homeless

The worst flooding in two decades in the Central African Republic has left at least 28,000 people homeless, the country's Red Cross said Tuesday, with the government calling the disaster a "huge natural catastrophe".Torrential rains have pounded the country...

Weeks after national dialogue, no peace in Cameroon anglophone areas

More than two weeks after a major national dialogue was held in Yaounde to resolve the crisis that has bloodied Cameroon's two English-speaking regions, the return of peace on the ground still seems far from realistic.In the northwest and...
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U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

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