The French President has been criticised for his interventions in Mali and CAR but insists it is not old-fashioned paternalism but a mission to save lives
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Tuesday 13 December 2011
With thousands of children being abandoned as 'witches' in DR Congo, Daniel Howden finds a charity trying to bring families back together
Sunday 11 December 2011
It's not Somalia or Sudan, but the Central African Republic's terrorised and disease-stricken people need our help just as urgently.
Friday 09 December 2011
Congo's President Joseph Kabila has won another term in office with 49% of the 18.14 million votes cast according to provisional results published by Congo's election commission.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
Residents have been fleeing the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, amid fears of violence after election results that are due to be announced today.
Friday 02 December 2011
Saturday 26 November 2011
Great Britain's hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the London Handball Cup are over after they suffered a 31-23 defeat to Austria.
Friday 11 November 2011
The western black rhino of Africa has been declared extinct by a leading conservation group, and two other subspecies of rhinoceros are close to meeting the same fate.
Friday 21 October 2011
In 2002 Alexandra Fuller published a childhood memoir that her family now dismiss as "that Awful Book". Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight blew the lid off the silence surrounding white racism in (then) Rhodesia. It also alienated her parents and enthralled readers with stories of snakes and dogs and watching out for "terrorists" when you went to the loo at night. We last saw her parents in her self-searching travelogue, Scribbling the Cat, sexing the fish at their farm in Zambia. Her new book returns her to the family fold – half an apology, half an ode of admiration for her extraordinary mother.
Friday 08 July 2011
53 people were feared dead today after a plane crashed as it tried to land in bad weather at Kisangani airport in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Congolese airline operating the flight said.
Friday 01 July 2011
Monday 06 June 2011
Cameroonian authorities say four people were killed in clashes between fans and troops after Cameroon drew 0-0 with Senegal in an African Cup of Nations qualifier that dented the team's chances of reaching next year's tournament.
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
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- 2 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 3 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
- 4 Cycle death inquest: Boyfriend hugs driver of 32 tonne tipper truck that killed his girlfriend
- 5 Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police