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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Central Africa

Congolese Police fire teargas to disperse opposition supporters

Congolese police fired bullets into the air and launched tear gas canisters to try to disperse hundreds of opposition supporters in Kinshasa. A loud explosion...

South Sudan rebels say raid jail, capture town on Ugandan border

South Sudanese rebels said they had taken control of a town on the Ugandan border and killed 14 soldiers in the fighting, an account...

Congolese warlord, Germaine Katanga mandated to pay victims

The International Criminal Court has found Congolese former militia leader Germain Katanga liable to $1 million in damages to his victims. This is the first...

Congo opposition leader. Makaya loses appeal against jail term

A court in Congo Republic has thrown out a challenge to opposition leader Paulin Makaya’sprison sentence for his role in protests against a third...

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...
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