Mar 26, 2017

Congo says militia has decapitated more than 40 police

A Congolese militia group has decapitated 42 policemen after ambushing them in Central Kasai province, which has seen a spike in deadly violence in recent months, a local official said Saturday. Members of the Kamwina Nsapu militia staged Friday’s attack between the cities of ...

Congo's Kabila agrees to step down after elections

/ Dec 31, 2016

Congo's Kabila agrees to step down after elections

Congolese President Joseph Kabila will step down after elections to be held by the end of 2017 under a last-minute deal struck by political parties on Friday, the lead mediator of the talks said. Negotiators have been in tense talks for weeks seeking to ...

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 ...