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Central Africa

Security situation in DRC remains a source of concern – UN

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Maman Sidikou, says “the deteriorating security situation in the DRC remains...

Hundreds march against law criminalising abortion in Angola

At least 200 people marched under heavy police surveillance in the Angolan capital Luanda, against a draft law criminalising all abortions. The proposed new penal...

Faki Mahama assumes AU Commission leadership, pledges reform

The new head of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat has now assumed office, pledging to reform the institution and tackle the continent's...

Niger’s opposition leader Hama Amadou sentenced in absentia

Niger's opposition leader, Hama Amadou has been sentenced to one year in jail on baby smuggling charges. His defence lawyers have denounce his trial, saying...

Ethiopia landslide death toll rises to 60

The death toll of victims killed in Ethiopia's rubbish dump collapse has risen to 65 and dozens more are injured. The rubbish dump outside Addis...

U.N. seeks Police reinforcement for peacekeeping in DRC

The United Nations Secretary-General is seeking an additional 320 police squad for the peace keeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This comes as...

330,000 South Sudanese receive humanitarian assistance

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), has confirmed that more than 300,000 people in the South Sudan famine-hit areas have received...

South Sudan President Kiir says he has pardoned two jailed generals

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir said on Friday he had pardoned two senior government officials and promised to release other political prisoners, as his...

U.N. outlines measures to prevent abuses

Protecting vulnerable people from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse has again been brought to the fore for consideration by the United Nations General Assembly. In a...

Cameroon considers two-year IMF aid programme to drive growth

Cameroon and the International Monetary Fund are considering a two-year aid programme for the Central African country to deliver sustained and inclusive economic growth. Leaders...
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