Out of Rwanda
The bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have withdrawn from their role as mediator between the government of President Joseph Kabila, who has remained in office beyond his constitutional term limit, and the opposition, which has called for new elections.
Poor students in Burundi are taking action over the government’s decision to abolish scholarships.
At least six people died and 12 others were injured when a church building under construction collapsed at Muramba in Bubanza province, 35km west of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, local administration authorities said.
Rwandan president says Jewish state’s existence not an ‘infringement’ on others, highlights both countries as victims of genocide
The International Criminal Court has awarded symbolic reparations of $250 each to nearly 300 people who lost relatives, property or livestock or suffered psychological harm in a deadly attack on a Congolese village in 2003.
More than 200 migrants are feared dead after the latest shipwreck off the Libyan coast, according to Proactiva Open Arms. The Spanish aid organization’s spokesperson, Laura Lanuza, said Friday that at least 240 lives had likely been lost.
A group of non-government organizations (NGOs) on Friday called on African leaders to find practical solutions to protect and assist Somali refugees and asylum seekers facing ongoing conflict and a humanitarian crisis in Somalia.
Ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention,and returned to his home in the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis. his lawyer said.Mubarak had been cleared for release earlier this month after a top court finally acquitted him of involvement in protester deaths during the 2011 revolt that ousted him.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) may not seem such an exclusive club to many of its own citizens. After all, a few of its members – Swaziland and Zimbabwe spring to mind – systematically violate the club’s ostensible rules, regarding respect for democracy, the rule of law and governance especially, without evident fear of expulsion.
The 23rd anniversary of the genocide against Tutsi due on April 7 will be marked with focus on fighting genocide ideology while building on current country’s progress, Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) said on Wednesday.
last Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed President Paul Kagame with a grand ceremony at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. They were joined together by the two first ladies, respectively Peng Liyuan and Jeannette Kagame.
Burundi has acceded to the Agreement for the Establishment of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), making it a participating state of the continental trade finance bank.
A former Congolese vice president has been sentenced to an extra year in prison and fined 300,000 euros ($324,000) for interfering with witnesses in his trial at the International Criminal Court.
Judges at the International Criminal Court may Friday award the tribunal’s first monetary sums to victims of war crimes, with lawyers estimating some $16.4 million in damages were caused by a 2003 attack on a Congolese village.
Feasible or ineffective?
Police say one woman slightly injured but no other damage reported after blast from ‘homemade’ device
Failings to ensure first peaceful transition of power in DRC could spark rise of insecurity and instability.
Vincent Murekezi is facing a fresh extradition bid following the signing of an Extradition Treaty between Rwanda and Malawi recently as the State has filed an application for his removal.
The White House acknowledged late Tuesday that Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005, a rare view into the president’s jealously guarded finances that was leaked to the US media.
Struggling to push his small fishing boat out to sea, Hassan Yasin grumbles over what he and other coastal Somalis call a threat to their way of life: harassment by illegal fishermen and attacks by large foreign trawlers.
Armed pirates off the coast of Somalia who hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board are demanding a ransom for the release of the vessel, the EU Naval Force said.
Nfamara Suwareh, one of the 141 Gambian migrants who arrived home on Friday from Libya following their request for voluntary repatriation has told the Daily Observer that, the treatment given to dogs in Libya is far more better than the way Africans are treated.
At least 65 people were killed in a giant landslide at Ethiopia’s largest rubbish dump this weekend, officials said Monday, in a tragedy that saw entire families including children buried alive.
American and Swedish UN investigators kidnapped by unidentified men with drivers and interpret.
Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, Somali officials and piracy experts said Tuesday, in the first hijacking of a large commercial vessel there since 2012.
The Burundian army Monday denied hosting armed groups that attack neighboring countries, responding to the report on the killing of two Rwandan nationals early Sunday by an armed group that allegedly retreated into Burundi.
A top SPLA-IO commander from Western Bahr al Ghazal has resigned and defected to the newly formed National Salvation Front (NAS) under Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka, the first high-level resignation this week from the main rebel group in South Sudan.
A briefing by a Burundian activist to the United Nations Security Council was cancelled at the last minute on Thursday after Russia objected to her participation, diplomats said.
The signs of crisis are everywhere. Each day, thousands flood the capital in search of food.
As Burundi’s deadly conflict entered its 20th month, we spoke to a leading figure within the armed rebellion active inside the small African nation, to take stock of the situation.
The Gambian parliament, on Tuesday, scrapped the constitutional age limit on candidates for presidential election after new President Adama Barrow faced questions over his deputy’s eligibility due to her age.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday night delivered his maiden State of the Union address, which largely sought to unify the country and sought bipartisan support involving Democrats and Republicans.
Burundi’s application for the Southern African Development Community ( SADC) membership together with that of the Comoros has been submitted to the SADC’s Troika and will be deliberated on during the coming SADC meeting in Swaziland.
For the second year running, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has announced that there is no winner of the 2016 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.
The heir to the Samsung empire and four other top executives from the world’s biggest smartphone maker were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges including bribery and embezzlement, South Korean prosecutors said.
Congo’s President has agreed to pardon British-Norwegian dual citizen Joshua French, Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba has said, with the minister guaranteeing that he will be released this year.
Mr Odrek Rwabwogo, the first son-in-law has presumably taken another swipe against a government by President Yoweri Museveni insinuating blindness and a disconnect from the main agenda of the country by ministries commanded by the head of state
South Sudan rebels have accused government forces of allegedly looting and burning down villages of civilians around Yuai, a former stronghold of the armed opposition (SPLA-IO) forces.
We like to tell ourselves we are better. We pride ourselves on being survivors of the fires of history. We are told we live in a country of believers. We have prayers at many occasions of state. But we also tell ourselves we are different, special, "not like other Africans, generally". Such stories we tell of ourselves, sometimes believing the tales, sometimes telling them compulsively because we have to hide from harsher, less palatable truths about ourselves.
A consultation of church leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi opened in Addis Ababa on 23 February 2017.