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Women accuse aid workers of sexual abuse during the DRC’s Ebola crisis

More than 50 women have accused Ebola aid workers from the World Health Organisation...

Why do presidents cling to power?

Four former heads of state speak about what being president is actually like

In the Central African Republic, Bozizé plots his comeback

François Bozizé was president of the Central African Republic for a decade until his ousting in 2013. Now he’s plotting a comeback, but he had his chance — and failed

Inclusive cabinets don’t improve governance or reduce conflict

Research on 3 916 ministers in 23 African countries shows that cabinets are representative and that leaders select members to reduce internal threats from challengers

4.6 million people, one psychologist: The Central African Republic’s mental health crisis

Meet the Central African Republic’s only practising clinical psychologist

Elections test Africa’s democracy

Nine countries will go to the polls this year, but most will be held amid violence and suppression

To really silence the guns, the AU’s resolve must be stronger

Conflict in Africa — and the world — is on the rise. The continent needs to take concrete measures to stop the escalating violence

When bad reporting mirrors the thing it wants to criticise

The documentary film, The American Crusade in Africa, on Kony 2012 is a lesson in how not to fight simplification with more simplification.

UN suspends ties with Caritas in CAR over sex abuse probe

Caritas has been operating in the strife-torn country since 1991, mainly coordinating programmes to protect children and assist displaced people

Central African Republic: The parable of the 11 stolen motorcycles

In 2015, in a vicious round of riots in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), Sylvestre Dothe’s house was burned...

Central African panel recommends closure of 4 Chinese gold mines

The CAR is rich in natural resources but riven by conflict which has forced around one in four of its 4.5 million population to flee their homes

Explainer: Tracing the history of Sudan’s Janjaweed militia

The Janjaweed militia first came into play when Omar al-Bashir's government deployed it in Darfur

Russia is the clumsy latecomer at Africa’s superpower party

Leaked documents reveal the scale of Russia’s ambition in Africa — but so far the continent has not been kind to Vladimir Putin and his friends

Hope fades over CAR peace deal

Fighting continues in the Central African Republic, and the thorny issue of amnesty for militants has not been clearly resolved

Just one month in, optimism around CAR’s peace deal is fading

Armed groups in the CAR believe that a new peace deal has granted them amnesty. But that’s not what the deal actually says

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