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Central African Republic soldiers repel rebels at capital

Security forces in Central African Republic repelled attacks by rebels trying to seize the capital early Wednesday after intense fighting on outskirts of Bangui, officials said.The rebels are protesting the re-election on Dec. 27 of President Faustin-Archange Touadera. Following...

Boko Haram kill 14 civilians in Cameroon

Boko Haram militants have killed 14 people in an overnight attack in Mozogo, a town located in Cameroon's Northern region, hotbed of the militants' attacks.The jihadist group has in recent days staged several attacks in the same region despite...

Central Africa rebels storm town ahead of election results

Central Africa rebels attacked and partially occupied a diamond-mining town on Sunday, four security and humanitarian sources said, a day before authorities are due to declare results of the presidential election.At least five rebels were killed and two army soldiers...

Gabon MPs approve change to fill void if president incapacitated

Gabon parliament has approved constitutional changes to fill a legal void if the president becomes incapacitated and grant heads of state immunity after they leave office.The question of a constitutional vacuum became a crunch issue in the central African...

Violence shut 800 polling stations in Central Africa Rep

More than 14% of polling stations in the Central African Republic failed to operate during Sunday’s presidential and legislative election due to armed rebels who attacked voters and barred electoral staff, the electoral commission said on Monday.Around 800 out...

Rwanda bolsters force in Central Africa rep. pushing back rebels

Rwanda has deployed what it called a "protection force" to the Central African Republic after its peacekeepers there were attacked by rebels advancing to the capital, Bangui.The Rwandan and CAR governments have accused ex-President François Bozizé of backing the...

Cameroon teachers say no to military escorts to schools

VOAAt least 3,000 Cameroon teachers have refused offers by the nation’s military to transport teaching staff to schools in the conflict-prone English-speaking regions.The teachers, who fled separatists' attacks, looting, burning and occupation of their schools in the English-speaking regions,...

Cameroon announces regional elections in December, despite unrest

Cameroon's veteran leader Paul Biya on Monday announced the country's first regional elections in December, including in two western regions in the grip of a revolt by the anglophone minority.The indirect elections on December 6 in the country's 10...

Equatorial Guinea’s PM and government resign

The government and prime minister of Equatorial Guinea tendered their resignation on Friday to President Teodoro Obiang, who said they had not done enough to help the country at a time of crisis, authorities said in a statement.The Central...

Gabon names 1st woman prime minister amid government shakeup

Gabon President Ali Bongo on Thursday promoted his defence minister, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda, to prime minister on Thursday, the first time a woman has held the role in the country.Ossouka Raponda, 56, is the sixth prime minister appointed...
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Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them,...
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