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Central Africa gets new government after successful election

The Central African Republic unveiled on Monday its first new government since a peaceful presidential vote in February seen as a step toward reconciliation after years of sectarian violence. Prime Minister Mathieu Simplice Sarandji's cabinet announced on national radio...

Disgust, anger in UN over Central Africa’s latest sex abuse allegations

The latest allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation leveled against international peacekeepers in Central African Republic elicited expressions of disgust on Thursday from top United Nations officials and senior U.S. and French diplomats. The United Nations on Wednesday said...

Official declare Congo president Sassou Nguesso reelected

Congo president Denis Sassou Nguesso extended his 32 years in power winning elections in the first round with 60 percent of the vote, the interior minister said on Thursday. As soon as the result was announced, supporters of President...

Congo’s Sassou Nguesso projected to win re-election, early result shows

Congo Republic's President Denis Sassou Nguesso was on course on Tuesday to extend his long rule, according to preliminary election results that the opposition dismissed as fraudulent as police and troops patrolled the capital's streets. Election commission president...

Communications remains cut as Congo awaits vote results

Vote counting is underway in the Republic of Congo but information is scarce, as the government has blocked all phone and internet use in the country. President Denis Sassou Nguesso is widely expected to win another term in office....

Gabon Oil site explosion kills one, injure six

One person was killed and six wounded in an explosion at an oil site in southwest Gabon run by a subsidiary of Chinese energy giant Sinopec, officials said. The explosion on Saturday sparked a huge fire at the site,...

12 killed in armed attacks in Bambari Central African Republic

Armed men killed 12 people in villages in Central African Republic, local officials said on Sunday, in the first violence since Faustin-Archange Touadera was confirmed as president last Tuesday after an election many hoped would help end attacks. The...

Report indict DR Congo, Morocco, S. Africa 18 others in UN sexual abuse

The United Nations is reporting a "deeply concerning" increase in allegations of sex abuse by its peacekeepers, with 69 claims last year against troops from 21 countries. A much-awaited report by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon obtained by AFP on...

Kidnappings by Kony’s LRA spike in Central African Republic

More than 200 people have been kidnapped in eastern Central African Republic this year, already nearly double last year's level, in a wave of abductions blamed on the Lord's Resistance Army, an organization tracking the rebel group said Thursday....

Central African Republic court reaffirms election of Touadera

Central African Republic's constitutional court confirmed former mathematics professor Faustin-Archange Touadera, has been elected president, national radio reported on Tuesday, setting the stage for Touadera to be sworn in later this month. About 62 percent of voters in the...
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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...
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US urges Libya’s Khalifa Haftar to end attack on Tripoli

The United States has urged Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to end his offensive to seize Tripoli and accused Russia of exploiting the conflict.The US...

South African police forcefully remove refugees from UNHCR building in Pretoria

South African Police on Friday started removing refugees who have been camping at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria.The...

Malema tweets support for Burna Boy, assures of protection, AKA wants apology

South Africa's firebrand opposition politician Julius Malema has tweeted to reassure Nigerian music star Burna Boy of his safety if he visits South Africa...

More death in Guinea as protests against Alpha Conde rages on

A young demonstrator was killed in Guinea on Thursday during protests against President Alpha Conde’s perceived attempt to extend his mandate, the security minister...