World Mar 1, 2020

More than 200,000 hit by Congo floods

More than 200,000 people have been affected by floods that have ravaged Congo since last year, authorities said Saturday. The government has issued an urgent international appeal after the flooding along the Congo and Ubangi rivers in the country's north, inundating communities and washing away ...

36 killed in suspected militia massacre in east Congo

World Jan 30, 2020

36 killed in suspected militia massacre in east Congo

Thirty-six people have been killed in a suspected militia attack in the eastern DR Congo region of Beni, where hundreds have died in violence since November, a local official said Wednesday. Congolese troops have been carrying out a military operation on an armed group in ...

World Jan 3, 2020

How African countries left their colonizers

A wave of sub-Saharan African countries became independent in the 1960s, 17 achieving self-rule from colonial Belgium, Britain and France in 1960 alone. Portugal's colonies would only break free in the 1970s and it took other nations, such as Eritrea, even longer to re-establish their ...

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

World Jan 2, 2020

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

A tragic airline crash with far-reaching consequences, cataclysmic cyclones that may be a harbinger of the future, the death of an African icon and a new leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize. These African stories captured the world's attention in 2019 — and ...

World Dec 22, 2019

Congo Army hands over hundreds of militia-linked Hutu rebels to Rwanda

Hundreds of Rwandans linked to a militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been handed over to Rwandan authorities weeks after they were captured, the Congolese Army said Sunday. Some 71 rebels and almost 1,500 family members and dependents were transported across the border ...

World / Social Issues Dec 19, 2019

Nearly 700,000 displaced by east Congo violence, MSF says

Nearly 700,000 people have been displaced by violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Wednesday, pointing to "worrying" cases of malnutrition and sexual violence. In a press release, it said more than 687,500 displaced people were now living in ...