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Côte d’Ivoire hands Laurent Gbagbo ally to ICC

The Ivorian government has handed youth leader Charles Ble Goude over to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.

IMF’s Lagarde says conflict ‘enemy No 1’ of Africa growth

IMF chief Christine Lagarde said armed conflicts pose the principal threat to Africa's future development.

At least four killed in Cote d’Ivoire gun battle

At least four people were killed in an exchange of fire between soldiers and unidentified gunmen at an army checkpoint in southern Cote d'Ivoire.

West African growth forecast dims amid political turmoil

A robust growth forecast for the West African Economic and Monetary Union will likely be dampened by new political turmoil in the region.

Zim’s neighbours seek an end to sanctions

African leaders will step up calls on Monday for an end to Western sanctions against Zimbabwe and urge SA to plead Harare's cause within the G20.

UN: More than 100 killed in massacre by Ugandan rebels

Ugandan LRA rebels killed more than 100 people in a village in DRC in an apparent reprisal for army operations against them, the UN says.

Rebels stalk DRC, slaughtering more than 600

Honore Tadri was in Faradje on Christmas Day when about 150 armed men surrounded the market square where most of the town's residents had gathered.

Optimism over DRC peace deal

A pledge by DRC rebels to abandon a four-year insurgency marks a major step towards ending more than a decade of conflict in the east of the country.

DRC villagers take up arms against LRA rebels

Rebels have killed 567 people and displaced 115 000 in northeast DRC's Oriental province since September, the UN refugee agency said on Friday.

Ivory poachers decimate DRC elephant population

Poachers in the DRC have killed a fifth of the elephants in Africa's oldest national park this year, the park's director said on Friday.

Report says DRC should cancel most logging deals

The Democratic Republic of Congo should cancel more than three quarters of its logging deals for not meeting necessary standards, a report said.

‘More than 2 200 cases of rape’ last month in DRC

More than 2 000 rape cases were recorded last month alone in DRC's violent North Kivu province, a new report said on Tuesday.

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