First 800 will be airlifted from the makeshift Bangui camp to the Chadian capital N’Djamena later today
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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.
Tuesday 05 April 2011
Only one person survived among the 33 UN personnel and crew members aboard a plane that crashed in Congo, UN officials said.
Sunday 27 March 2011
Monday 28 February 2011
Armed gunmen with machetes attacked Congo's presidential residence yesterday, and at least nine people were killed during nearly an hour of gunfire, a witness said.
Saturday 22 January 2011
Simon Mann, the former SAS trooper turned soldier of fortune, is writing a memoir of his role in the failed Equatorial Guinea coup.
Sunday 28 November 2010
A whole bunch of musicians from Chicago to Berlin have built tracks in response to the Congolese music from the Congotronics CD series using the source material to varying degrees.
Sunday 05 September 2010
London-listed First Quantum Minerals has pulled nearly all its expat worers out of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after the government seized its Frontier copper mine.
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