Joseph Kabila wins Congo election

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.

Congolese flee capital amid fears of election violence

Residents have been fleeing the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, amid fears of violence after election results that are due to be announced today.

The choice of Fatou Bensouda will be seen as a win by the African Union and Ocampo

Handball: Austria dash GB hopes

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.

The last charge as western black rhino is declared extinct

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.

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, By Alexandra Fuller

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.

Passenger plane crashes in Congo

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.

Viva Riva! (15)

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Four die in clashes after Cameroon African Cup of Nations qualifier

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.

Single survivor of UN plane crash in Congo

Only one person survived among the 33 UN personnel and crew members aboard a plane that crashed in Congo, UN officials said.

Walking on Dry Land, By Denis Kehoe

A weaving of Angola's past andpresent comes apart at the seams

Nine killed during gun and machete attack on presidential residence

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.

Mann book to tell story of failed African coup

Simon Mann, the former SAS trooper turned soldier of fortune, is writing a memoir of his role in the failed Equatorial Guinea coup.

Album: Various artists, Tradi-Mods vs Rockers (Crammed)

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.

First Quantum pulls out of Congo

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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