Central African Republic defense minister sacked amid growing violence

BANGUI  - Central African Republic president Faustin-Archange Touadera sacked his defence minister on Tuesday evening, according to a state radio broadcast, amid growing violence...

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads: WHO

KINSHASA - More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World...

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 15 in Cameroon

DOUALA, Cameroon - Suspected Boko Haram militants sprayed a village in remote Cameroon with automatic fire, killing 15 people and kidnapping eight others in...

Angola’s ruling MPLA takes commanding lead in provisional vote count

LUANDA - Angola's ruling MPLA party held a commanding lead in provisional general election results, with 64.57 percent of the votes tallied compared with...

FIFA intervenes in Cameroon to try to end bickering

ZURICH  - FIFA is to intervene in Cameroon's football federation (FECAFOOT) again in an attempt to end bickering among officials which has dragged on...
#Ntabo-Ntaberi-Sheka

Wanted Congo warlord surrenders to U.N. forces

KINSHASA  - One of Democratic Republic of Congo's most notorious warlords, Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, wanted for alleged crimes against humanity, surrendered to U.N. peacekeepers...

Congo’s Kabila and family worth millions, new report says

President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo and his relatives have built a network of businesses that reaches into every corner of...

U.S. journalist rescue: 5 rangers killed in joint army operation

KINSHASA  - Five Congo park rangers were killed in a joint operation with the army to rescue an American journalist and three park rangers,...

Eight killed in stampede in Senegal

#pandemonium and panic kill eight people in Senegal stadium DAKAR - At least eight people were killed on Saturday in a stampede in a soccer...

U.N. identifies 38 more mass graves in Congo’s Kasai region

#38 more mass graves identified KINSHASA  - The United Nations said on Wednesday it had identified an additional 38 probable mass graves in Democratic Republic...