South African military plane crashes on landing in Congo, U.N. says

World Jan 10, 2020

South African military plane crashes on landing in Congo, U.N. says

A South African air force plane crash-landed and caught fire Thursday at the Goma airport in eastern Congo but there were no casualties, authorities said. The C-130BZ military aircraft was transporting 59 passengers and eight crew members from the U.N mission when one of its ...

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 ...

Ebola cases surge sharply in strife-torn eastern Congo

World / Science & Health Dec 13, 2019

Ebola cases surge sharply in strife-torn eastern Congo

Twenty-three cases of Ebola have been recorded in four days in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where deadly violence is hampering efforts to end the 16-month-old epidemic, authorities said on Thursday. Ten cases were recorded on Tuesday alone in Mabalako in North Kivu province, after ...

Militia attacks kill at least 14 in Congo's restive east

World Dec 6, 2019

Militia attacks kill at least 14 in Congo's restive east

At least 14 people have been killed since Monday in eastern DR Congo in attacks blamed on a militia responsible for a series of massacres, local officials said. Dozens of armed groups have troubled the DR Congo's restive east for decades despite a U.N. peacekeeping ...