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Volcano landslide kills 46 people in the Congo

A landslide on the slopes of a volcano has killed 46 people and washed away more than 200 homes, the UN peacekeeping mission said yesterday.

Tintin and the court battle over racist slurs

A Congolese man is dragging Tintin before the courts, accusing the quiffed Belgian cartoon hero of racism and colonialist propaganda.

2 UN personnel killed in north Congo clashes

The United Nations' head of Congo peacekeeping operations says two UN personnel have been killed during fighting between the Congolese military and a militia.

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Stanley was no monster but a hero to the Congolese

Belgium and a new row over the Congo

Belgium has been attempting to smooth over its strained relations with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but the latest effort by the Defence minister has badly backfired.

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Portuguese-Angolan Victor Gama went to Angola to salvage what he could of his musical heritage after 20 years of civil war.

Independent Appeal: Where talk isn't cheap

ActionAid, one of our appeal charities, is helping fund a school in Congo that teaches deaf children how to communicate.

Spirit of the past inspires Congo campaign

Activists re-enact London demonstration to commit to fighting new injustices

Mann returns to the arms of his wife

The mercenary Simon Mann, 57, celebrated his freedom with his wife, Amanda, yesterday as he thanked people for the "warmth" shown since his release from a 34-year jail sentence for his part in plotting a coup.

Fifty UN peacekeepers punished for sex abuses

At least 50 peacekeepers have received punishments ranging from reduction in military rank to eight months imprisonment for committing sexual abuses on United Nations missions since 2007, the UN said today.

Congo villagers kill 47 policemen

Kinshasa: Armed villagers killed at least 47 policemen trying to intervene in ethnic clashes in northern Democratic Republic of Congo. An unknown number of civilians also died in the violence in the village of Dongo, near the border with Republic of the Congo, early on Thursday.

'Three more days' of Indian summer

Half-term holidaymakers have three more days of unseasonal warm weather to enjoy before cooler conditions return to the UK, forecasters said today.

Gabon troops outside stadium as unrest continues

Hundreds of soldiers deployed en masse around Gabon's football stadium for a World Cup qualifier Saturday as the country's new president attended and postelection violence continued for a third straight day.

Pensioner pursues Bowleven

A pensioner who claims he is owed at least a 19 per cent stake in Bowleven, the AIM-listed oil and gas company, has repeated his allegations to Vitol, the company's new partner. Bowleven announced the deal on Wednesday whereby Vitol is to take a 25 per cent stake in an exploration and production permit in Cameroon, in exchange for $100m (£60.5m) funding.

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