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  • 27 researchers kidnapped by militiamen freed in DRC

    27 researchers kidnapped by militiamen freed in DRC
    Relief for 27 researchers from Kahuzi-Biega National Park located west of Lake Kivu near Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They were released on Friday and handed over to the DRC armed forces. They were kidnapped in early March by Rayi wa Muto mboki Kazimoto militiamen. According to local sources, the militiamen agreed to release [...]
  • Congo: Ethnic Clashes Kills More Than 40 People

    Congo: Ethnic Clashes Kills More Than 40 People

    Ethnic clashes between Hema herders and Lendu farmers in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri province have killed more than 40 people, local officials said on Friday, in the second such incident in a month.

  • Botswana Blames Kabila For Crisis in Congo

    Botswana Blames Kabila For Crisis in Congo
    Botswana blamed Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Monday for his country’s humanitarian and security crisis, in the sharpest criticism yet from an African government of his refusal to step down. Western powers have repeatedly criticised Kabila whose mandate expired in December 2016, but African countries have trodden more gently, urging progress toward long-delayed elections but [...]
  • United Nations Investigates Ghanaian Police Officers Over Sex Abuse In South Sudan

    United Nations Investigates Ghanaian Police Officers Over Sex Abuse In South Sudan
    The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said Saturday it has recalled a unit of Ghanaian police officers from Wau and confined them to base after a preliminary investigation into allegations of sexual exploitation.   The UNMISS said an immediate decision was made to remove the 46-member Ghanaian Formed Police Unit (FPU) from their [...]
  • Chad Reaches Deal Over A Huge $1bn Oil Loan Deal

    Chad Reaches Deal Over A Huge $1bn Oil Loan Deal
    Glencore and four bank lenders have reached a deal with Chad on the restructuring of an over $1 billion oil-backed loan, sources familiar with the matter said. Glencore backed by banks lent the west African country’s state oil firm SHT (Societe des Hydrocarbures du Tchad) about $1.45 billion in 2014 to be repaid with crude [...]