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DR Congo crowd angry with UN troops for failing to stop deadly attack

Residents of DR Congo's city of Beni set fire to the local town hall and accused US peacekeepers of inaction after eight civilians were killed overnight in a militant attack, an AFP reporter said.Army spokesman Colonel Mak Hazukai confirmed...

Dozens dead as plane crashes into homes in DR Congo

At least 24 people have died after a passenger plane crashed into houses in Goma city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials say.Residents on the ground, including four family members, were among the victims.The small aircraft went...

Equatorial Guinea army on “maximum alert”

Equatorial Guinea has declared a state of "maximum alert" for its armed and security forces on national territory in order to "save the supreme values of the homeland," according to a statement from the Defense Ministry.No details on the...

DRC inaugurates museum for African heritage looted in the colonial era.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is due to inaugurate its grand national museum on Saturday, that realistically opens door to addressing the passionate issue of the restitution of African heritage looted during the colonial era.Located along the majestic Boulevard...

Cameroon teen wins international peace prize

Fourteen-year-old Cameroonian Divina Maloum has won a children's international peace prize for her work with young people who have suffered extremist violence, particularly in the north Cameroon.The prize was awarded by Dutch organisation KidsRights, which says it wants children...

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...
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Cameroon shuts down hundreds of schools opened to absorb displaced pupils

The Cameroon government has shut down more than 260 schools that had been operating informally in the country’s francophone regions.The schools had been opened...

Qatar Airways to take 60% stake in new Rwandan international airport

Qatar Airways has agreed to take a 60% stake in a new $1.3 billion international airport in Rwanda, the state-run Rwanda Development Board said...

Scores killed as torrential rains barter Uganda

At least 26 people have been killed in floods unleashed by heavy rains in different parts of Uganda, the Red Cross said on Monday...

Rwanda’s Kagame calls on Africa to work together to achieve progress

President Paul Kagame on Sunday told participants gathered at the inaugural 'Kusi Ideas Festival' that it was important for Africa to work together as...