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DRC ruling coalition spokesman says house attacked ahead of vote

22 October 2018, 2:48 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s ruling coalition spokesman said Monday his house was sprayed with bullets overnight in the capital Kinshasa, just two months ahead of a key vote.

Mosquito sucking blood

Zika in Africa: rare birth defect on the rise in Angola

17 October 2018, 7:11 PM

Emiliano Cula starts to cry as his tiny fingers, curled into a tight fist, are stretched by a physical therapist to stimulate motor control.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa postpones visit to DRC

16 October 2018, 2:02 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has postponed his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bafana in action

Ighalo hat-trick takes Nigeria closer to Nations Cup place

14 October 2018, 9:16 AM

Odion Ighalo scored a hat-trick as Nigeria took a big step towards the 2019 African Nations Cup finals with a thumping 4-0 home qualifier success over Libya on Saturday as the continent big guns flexed their muscles with significant victories.

Joseph Kabila

UNSC hails upcoming DRC elections as ‘pivotal moment’

11 October 2018, 9:32 PM

The United Nations Security Council has welcomed progress made in preparations for historic elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, calling this a pivotal moment in the history of the beleaguered country.

Rwandan entrepreneur woos drinkers with beetroot wine

6 October 2018, 11:46 AM

Unable to find a job after graduating from university, Assumpta Uwamariya started growing beetroot for a living and then learned how to turn it into a rich, earthy red wine known as “Karisimbi”.

UN hails Nobel Peace Prize winners as ‘fearless champions’

5 October 2018, 9:45 PM

The United Nations has labeled the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to two defenders of victims of sexual violence “a fantastic announcement” while the UN Chief called the winners fearless champions of the rights of women.

Kivu, Africa’s Great Lakes battleground

5 October 2018, 3:42 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s region of Kivu, where 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner doctor Denis Mukwege is based, has been caught up in conflict and war for 24 years.

S Africa addresses sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers

26 September 2018, 8:49 PM

South Africa is fully committed to rooting out sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers. This was the message delivered by Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

ICC sentences DRC politician Bemba for witness tampering

18 September 2018, 6:10 AM

The International Criminal Court on Monday fined Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba 300,000 euros ($350,730) and sentenced him to 12 months for witness tampering, but his jail term was reduced to zero due to time already served.



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