Gabon says it has opened an investigation following "many cases of alleged sexual exploitation and abuse" by its troops as part of UN mission in the Central African Republic.
Suspected Ugandan rebels belonging to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) set fire to 16 vehicles in DRC's northeastern Ituri province, leaving at least 10 people dead.
Some 40,000 people are estimated to have been killed under 'Africa's Pinochet' Habre's rule. He was eventually arrested in 2013, tried by a special tribunal set up by the African Union under a deal with Senegal.
Some 40,000 people are estimated to have been killed under Habre’s rule of the semi-desert country in the 1980s.
Mahamat Idriss Deby, who leads Transitional Military Council, offers "frank and sincere dialogue" to armed groups, reversing previous stance the government will not negotiate with rebels.
Congolese gold has become a profitable source of foreign currency for Kampala, with devastating and bloody consequences for the people of DRC.
Local sources say at least 16 people killed, all victims who had been taken hostage weeks earlier by members of the Allied Democratic Forces, which the US says is linked to the Daesh terrorist group.
The inferno occurred near Kibuba along national route one between Kinshasa and Kikwit around 180 km from the capital Kinshasa.
Helicopter carrying six soldiers is detained at mainland port of Bata, hours after French court upheld guilty verdict in embezzlement case against Equatorial Guinea's Vice President Teodoro Obiang Mangue.
The world body cites "improvements towards its conservation state" in its decision to remove Salonga, Africa's largest protected rainforest that is home to several endangered species, from the UNESCO list of threatened sites.
The film is vying for awards at the Cannes festival, held on the French Riviera, which runs until July 17.
President Salva Kiir vows no return to war amid looming starvation, political insecurity, economic ruin and natural calamities in the African country.
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