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DR Congo rebels surrender in welcome for new President Tshisekedi

DR Congo rebels surrender in welcome for new President Tshisekedi Sat, 26 Jan, 2019

Six hundred Congolese rebels whose conflict killed several thousand people in the restive Kasai region, have ended their war and surrendered their weapons in a sign of support for new President Felix Tshisekedi, local authorities said on Saturday.

10 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

10 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack Mon, 21 Jan, 2019

Jihadist gunmen killed 10 Chadian peacekeepers and injured at least 25 others in an attack on a UN camp in northern Mali on Sunday, one of the deadliest strikes against the UN mission in the West African country.
Hundreds rally in Sudan's capital for al-Bashir's ouster

Hundreds rally in Sudan's capital for al-Bashir's ouster Sun, 13 Jan, 2019

Hundreds of protesters marched in and around Sudan's capital Khartoum on Sunday, the fourth week of unrest that began over skyrocketing prices and a failing economy but which now calls for the ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir.
Regional bloc urges unity government after DR Congo vote

Regional bloc urges unity government after DR Congo vote Sun, 13 Jan, 2019

 A regional bloc on Sunday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to form a unity government in the wake of disputed elections while also urging a recount of the ballots.
Regional powers stick with Bashir as Sudan protests mount

Regional powers stick with Bashir as Sudan protests mount Sat, 12 Jan, 2019

As angry protests pile pressure on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to step down, key powers are standing by his regime to ensure stability in a strife-torn region, analysts say.
African Union urges 'respect' for results of DR Congo vote

African Union urges 'respect' for results of DR Congo vote Fri, 04 Jan, 2019

African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat called Friday for the results of Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential vote to be respected, as tensions grow over delays in the counting process.
Yemen rebels slam WFP for 'rotten' food aid

Yemen rebels slam WFP for 'rotten' food aid Tue, 01 Jan, 2019

Yemen's Huthi rebels on Tuesday rejected UN accusations of selling aid meant for civilians, slamming the World Food Programme (WFP) for sending "rotten food" to the war-torn country.
Volatile DR Congo votes after two-year delay

Volatile DR Congo votes after two-year delay Sun, 30 Dec, 2018

Presidential elections that will shape the future of one of Africa's biggest and most unstable countries were underway in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday after a two-year delay.
Clashes erupt as Sudanese march on presidential palace

Clashes erupt as Sudanese march on presidential palace Tue, 25 Dec, 2018

Police used tear gas and fired in the air Tuesday to disperse thousands of protesters attempting to march on the presidential palace to demand that Omar Bashir, Sudan's president of 29 years, step down, according to activists and video clips posted online.
Suicide attack on Libya foreign ministry kills at least three

Suicide attack on Libya foreign ministry kills at least three Tue, 25 Dec, 2018

Suicide attackers stormed the Libyan foreign ministry in the capital Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least three people including a senior civil servant, the authorities said.
Sudan opposition leader says 22 killed in bread protests

Sudan opposition leader says 22 killed in bread protests Sat, 22 Dec, 2018

Sudan's main opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on Saturday blamed "armed repression" for the death of 22 people in days of protests over the rising cost of bread, although officials gave a lower death toll.
Rapes, ethnic attacks rising in DR Congo's lawless east

Rapes, ethnic attacks rising in DR Congo's lawless east Fri, 05 Oct, 2018

Sexual and ethnic violence are alarmingly on the rise in Democratic Republic of Congo's lawless east, spawning a humanitarian catastrophe with millions forced to flee their homes.
Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for combating sexual violence

Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for combating sexual violence Fri, 05 Oct, 2018

Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
Anti-graft activists march against Malawi president

Anti-graft activists march against Malawi president Fri, 21 Sep, 2018

Several hundred anti-graft activists took to the streets of Malawi on Friday to protest against alleged corruption in the government of President Peter Mutharika.
127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria Fri, 21 Sep, 2018

The official death toll rose to 127 after a badly overcrowded ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzanian authorities said Friday, as a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun.

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