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Rights group claims CAR rebels terrorise with rape

Armed groups in the Central African Republic are using rape and sexual slavery to terrorise women and girls, led by commanders who appear to have ordered the assaults, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

Thousands flee violence in DRC – UNHCR

The United Nations on Tuesday said thousands of people have fled violence in Democratic Republic of Congo in the past month and are now seeking refuge in Zambia.

Four million displaced by violence in DRC

The number of people displaced by conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, mainly in the volatile Kasai region, has doubled in the past six months to four million, a United Nations official said on Saturday.

Opinion: Déjà vu after Kenya elections

History now seems to be repeating itself and there is a real sense of déjà vu. In both previous elections, Odinga refused to accept the results. He went to court - and lost. Fearing outbreaks of violence, many Kenyans have already left the…

EU mission warns of potential electoral violence in Kenya

Monitors from the European Union Election Observation Mission have warned of possible violence during Kenya's August 8 polls. Chief Observer Marietje Schaake noted that concerns had been raised by some Kenyans about possible chaos. “It is…

Banro gold mine in east Congo shuttered by violence

Fighting between the Congolese army and a local militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has forced Banro Corp's Namoya gold mine to suspend all operations and temporarily evacuate its staff, the company said on Monday. Twenty-three…