Gold, diamonds fuelling conflict in Central African Republic: U.N. panel

Gold and diamond sales are being used to financeconflict in Central African Republic and United Nationspeacekeepers should monitor mining sites to clamp down on...

Burkina military leader vows to step aside as world watches

Burkina Faso's new military ruler has pledged to hand power to a civilian transitional government, an influential tribal ruler said on Tuesday, a day...

Burkina Faso Opposition Rejects Army Takeover

Burkina Faso's opposition and civil society leaders are rejecting the army's takeover of power following the ouster of the country's longtime president. In a statement...

African Union calls for civilian-led transition in Burkina Faso

The African Union called on Saturday for a civilian-led transition in Burkina Faso after the resignation of President Blaise Compaore and said the military...

Rebels kill more than 20 people in east Congo village

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Suspected Ugandan rebels killed more than 20 people overnight in their second attack near the eastern Congolese town of Beni in...