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Stories with place: Central Africa
  • Report: C. African Republic Muslims forced to convert 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 8:46 am

    DAKAR, Senegal - Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death, Amnesty International said Friday.

  • Congolese player remains hospitalized after spinal injury 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 9:32 am

    CAIRO - Republic of Congo international Rudy Ndey was still in a military hospital in Egypt on Tuesday after suffering a serious spinal injury while avoiding a tackle by a goalkeeper in an African club game over the weekend.

  • Chad minister says justice served with ex-dictator trial 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 4:53 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal - The trial for Chad's ex-dictator Hissene Habre, accused in the deaths of thousands, represents justice for Chad victims and a path toward reconciliation, the country's justice minister said Wednesday.

  • UN official distracted from child sexual abuse case resigns 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 1:47 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. rights official who admitted not following up for months on allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic has resigned.

  • Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill 23 in north Cameroon 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 6:07 pm

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed more than 20 people including multiple children in their latest attack on northern Cameroon, easily overwhelming the few soldiers posted at the targeted village, residents said Monday.

  • Rwandan lawmakers vote to support third term for president 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 1:12 pm

    KIGALI, Rwanda - Rwandan lawmakers on Tuesday voted in support of a petition to remove presidential term limits from the country's constitution, starting a process that could see President Paul Kagame extend his rule beyond two terms.

  • Burundi military: 31 suspected rebels killed in fighting 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 12:35 pm

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundi's army killed 31 suspected rebels and captured 170 others in fighting in the country's north, a military spokesman said on Monday.

  • Suicide attack rocks market in Chad's capital; 14 killed 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 10:17 am

    N'DJAMENA, Chad - A man disguised as a woman wearing a burqa detonated a bomb outside the main market in Chad's capital Saturday morning, killing 14 people, a police spokesman said. It was the third attack in N'Djamena in less than a month - a spate of violence widely believed to have been organized by Nigeria-based Islamic extremists.

  • Gunmen attempt attack on state radio in C. African Republic 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 12:44 pm

    BANGUI, Central African Republic - The director of Central African Republic state radio says armed gunmen surrounded the station and attempted an attack but were repelled by security forces overnight.

  • Fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony is said to be sickly 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 7:32 am

    KAMPALA, Uganda - The fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army is sickly and in retreat from an international manhunt that includes U.S. forces, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday, citing the accounts of recent defectors who are backing up reports that the rebel group is in decline.

  • French president talks Boko Haram in Cameroon 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:49 pm

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon - French President Francois Hollande promised intensified military cooperation with Cameroon in the fight against Boko Haram during a visit to the West African country on Friday.

  • International court postpones Congo militiaman's trial 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 12:11 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court says the trial of former Congo militia leader Bosco Ntaganda has been postponed until September to give defense lawyers more time to prepare.

  • Congo's president calls for dialogue, opposition holds out 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 7:55 am

    KINSHASA, Congo - Congo's president has called for dialogue with the opposition to reduce tensions in the Central African country, a move the opposition and international community fear will delay elections.

  • Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 10:55 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - The United Nations' food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Program Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said on Friday.