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Middle/Central Africa

10 people die during anti-United Nations protests in DR Congo (Photos)

At least 10 people have died as protests erupted against a United Nations peacekeeping force in Butembo in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Seven of the dead were civilians while the others were UN personnel, Reuters has reported. According to Reuters,...

Angola’s Ex-President Dos Santos dies in Spain

Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, who ruled Angola with an iron fist for 38 years, died Friday at a hospital in Barcelona after suffering cardiac arrest, the government said. With “great pain and consternation” the Luanda government posted on Facebook confirmation...

Thousands displaced in DR Congo ‘urgently need food’

More than 80,000 people displaced by clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are in urgent need of food, the UN says. Fighting between government soldiers and March 23 Movement (M23) rebels has intensified in recent weeks in North Kivu...

Libya’s Parliament-backed PM says he discussed efforts to hold elections with U.S. officials

Libya's Parliament-appointed prime minister, Fathi Bashagha, discussed with U.S. senior officials efforts to hold timely and transparent elections and to ‮"‬establish economic and political security," he said in a tweet early on Wednesday. The eastern-based parliament appointed Bashagha in March,...

7 die in train derailment in DR Congo

At least seven persons died late Sunday in a freight train derailment in southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), local authorities confirmed on Monday. According to the DRC Ministry of Transport, three of the freight train’s eight coaches derailed...

12 killed in rebel attack in DR Congo’s Ituri province

By Theodore Jones - Twelve people, one soldier and 11 mainly elderly civilians -- were killed in a rebel attack in DR Congo's troubled northeasterly province of Ituri, hospital sources and local authorities said on Thursday. "We have received 11 bodies...

75 killed after train derails in southern DR Congo

By Theodore Jones - At least 75 people have been killed and 125 injured following a railway accident Friday in Lubudi, a territory in the southern DRC province of Lualaba. Twenty-eight of the injured suffered serious trauma and were referred to...

UN chief demands release of 4 peacekeepers arrested in CAR

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday strongly condemned the arrest of four French soldiers—members of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) responsible for the close protection of the Chief of Staff of the MINUSCA force. The...

Angola’s Lourenço faces reelection contest without edge of ‘newness’

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By ARNALDO VIEIRA President João Lourenço of Angola is often seen as a man who broke the country’s monotony of one leader for decades, even though he himself had been close to the top echelons of power for some time. Now,...

34 killed as cholera epidemic spreads in Cameroon

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At least 34 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Central African nation of Cameroon, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Monday. The epidemic has hit at least...

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CAR to hold runoff parliamentary elections in March

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President Touadera’s decree says the first round of voting will also take place in constituencies where the December poll was disrupted. The Central African Republic...

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