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UN urges probe of DR Congo officers involved in gold trafficking

UN urges probe of DR Congo officers involved in gold trafficking Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

A UN group of experts is urging the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate army officers involved in gold trafficking and a mining firm allegedly owned by Chinese nationals.
Sudan's Bashir announces one-month ceasefire extension

Sudan's Bashir announces one-month ceasefire extension Sun, 01 Jan, 2017

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has announced a one-month extension of his unilateral ceasefire in fighting with rebels in the country's war zones.
World celebrations ring in New Year 2017

World celebrations ring in New Year 2017 Sun, 01 Jan, 2017

Much of the globe celebrated the beginning of 2017 with fireworks, parties and other festivities, though many were somber in reflecting on the politics and popular culture of the past tumultuous year.
DR Congo troops killed 10 soldiers from Burundi

DR Congo troops killed 10 soldiers from Burundi Mon, 26 Dec, 2016

Democratic Republic of Congo troops killed 10 soldiers from neighbouring Burundi after they crossed the border last week in pursuit of rebels, the Congolese army said Monday.
French aid worker kidnapped in Mali

French aid worker kidnapped in Mali Sun, 25 Dec, 2016

A Frenchwoman who runs an aid group has been kidnapped in Mali's restive north, the French foreign ministry confirmed on Sunday.
Libyan plane hijacked, lands in Malta

Libyan plane hijacked, lands in Malta Fri, 23 Dec, 2016

 A man who said he was armed with a grenade hijacked a Libyan plane which landed on Malta Friday with 118 people on board, Malta's prime minister and government sources on the Mediterranean island said.
Deadly protests in DR Congo as Kabila clings to office

Deadly protests in DR Congo as Kabila clings to office Tue, 20 Dec, 2016

At least 11 people died as gunfire erupted during protests on Tuesday in Democratic Republic of Congo against longtime President Joseph Kabila, who is refusing to leave office as his mandate ends.
Gambia's shock presidential victor hails new era

Gambia's shock presidential victor hails new era Fri, 02 Dec, 2016

Opposition candidate Adama Barrow hailed a "new Gambia" Friday after he pulled off a stunning presidential election victory, putting an end to the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh.
Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa

Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa Wed, 30 Nov, 2016

 The latest attempt in the long, frustrating search for a vaccine against HIV began in South Africa on Wednesday, as scientists test a beefed-up version of the only shot ever to show a glimmer of protection.
Ugandan king charged with murder after fighting kills 87

Ugandan king charged with murder after fighting kills 87 Tue, 29 Nov, 2016

Ugandan prosecutors charged a tribal king with murder Tuesday, accusing him of backing a separatist militia in his kingdom where weekend fighting between his guards and security forces left at least 87 people dead.
1,400 saved in Med as Italy sees record migrant arrivals

1,400 saved in Med as Italy sees record migrant arrivals Mon, 28 Nov, 2016

Rescuers saved some 1,400 migrants off the coast of Libya on Monday as Italy announced a record number of people arriving this year after crossing the Mediterranean, authorities said.
Donors pledge 2 billion euros for Central African Republic

Donors pledge 2 billion euros for Central African Republic Thu, 17 Nov, 2016

 International donors promised 2.06 billion euros ($2.2 billion)for the Central African Republic on Thursday, seeking to cement a recovery from three years of sectarian strife that has left the country dependent on United Nations peacekeepers.
UN warns of mass atrocities in South Sudan

UN warns of mass atrocities in South Sudan Wed, 16 Nov, 2016

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning of a "very real risk of mass atrocities" in South Sudan and that peacekeepers deployed in the war-torn country will not be able to stop such a bloodbath.
UN says 75,000 children in Nigeria risk dying in 'months'

UN says 75,000 children in Nigeria risk dying in 'months' Tue, 15 Nov, 2016

The United Nations warned Tuesday that 75,000 Nigerian children risk dying in "a few months" as hunger grips the country's ravaged northeast in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency.
Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination

Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination Mon, 14 Nov, 2016

 From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon - the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades - as it made its way across the skies on Sunday and Monday.
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