Oct 3, 2016

Ninja rebels attack Congo train, kill 14, including children

At least 14 people have been killed, including children and two soldiers, in an attack on a train blamed on former rebel fighters south of the Congo capital Brazzaville, police said Sunday. The attack was carried out Friday by former Ninja Nsiloulou fighters of ...

Colombian government, FARC top Nobel Peace Prize list

Oct 2, 2016

Colombian government, FARC top Nobel Peace Prize list

The architects of a historic accord to end Colombia’s 52-year war are among the favorites to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize as speculation mounts ahead of this week’s honors. The awards season opens Monday with the announcement of the medicine prize in Stockholm, ...

Brazzaville violence after contested polls sends thousands fleeing

Apr 5, 2016

Brazzaville violence after contested polls sends thousands fleeing

Thousands fled fighting in Brazzaville on Monday as the government blamed hours of heavy clashes in opposition bastions on a rebel group known as “The Ninjas.” There was no official toll from what was called “a terrorist action” by the government, which said it ...

U.N. chief Ban picks panel to probe Hammarskjold's death in 1961

Mar 17, 2015

U.N. chief Ban picks panel to probe Hammarskjold's death in 1961

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed an independent panel of experts to examine new information about the mysterious plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold on a peace mission to newly independent Congo in 1961. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq announced Monday that Mohamed ...