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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Central Africa

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...

7 Cameroon soldiers in court for executing women, children

Seven Cameroonian soldiers accused of killing two women and their children in an alleged summary execution that was caught on video pleaded not guilty at a military tribunal on Monday.The six soldiers and a captain have been charged with...
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Leaders of the BRICS group of leading emerging economy nations meeting this week will discuss opening their development bank to other countries to increase...

Uganda protest killing of two nationals by Rwanda border officials

Uganda on Tuesday protested to Rwanda over the killing of two of its nationals by Rwandan security personnel and demanded that they be punished...

Mali says several extremists dead in new military offensive

Mali’s government says several extremists have been killed after the army launched a large-scale offensive in parts of the central Mopti region.The government said...

Embattled Guinea president replaces security minister amid deadly protests

Guinea President Alpha Conde announced on Monday that he was replacing his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend...