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DR Congo massacre may alter international law

It was half past five on a Monday morning in February 2003 when the first men arrived. They ran to the centre of the village carrying machetes and spears and rifles. Some invaded the houses and shot residents in their sleep, others cut them up with their machetes; another group set the huts on fire …

Christian threats force Muslim convoy to turn back in CAR exodus

Thousands of Muslims tried to flee the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday, only for their mass convoy of cars and trucks to be turned back as crowds of angry Christians taunted: "We're going to kill you all."<p>The drama unfolded as Amnesty International said it had uncovered …

Despite Challenges, Things in Africa Are Looking Up

Recent headlines on the tragic violence in the Central African Republic and South Sudan and continued fighting in Mali revive for some the …

US expands military net over Africa, checking China’s influence

The United States, like its allies Britain and France, has long maintained influence and indirect control in Africa through financial institutions …

African politics and the wrestling tendencies

By Derick Matsengarwodzi<p><b>When we were children we adored street soccer. Back then, we chased the plastic ball like it was the end of the …

The Journal Pioneer

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South Africa expels Rwanda diplomats

<b>South Africa has expelled three Rwandan diplomats in connection with an attack on the home of an exiled Rwandan dissident, diplomatic sources say.</b><p>Rwanda responded by ordering out six South African envoys, officials said.<p>The moves come after armed men raided the Johannesburg home of Kayumba …

Africa

U.N. aims to bring killers to account in Central African Republic

GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of a United Nations inquiry said on Monday it was seeking to establish who should face prosecution for killings and other crimes in Central African Republic in order to halt for good bloodshed that has raised fears of genocide.<p>Father Bernard Kenvi (C) helps a Muslim …

Somalia car bomb targets African Union convoy

A convoy of the African Union's (AU) AMISOM force has been targeted by a car bomb just outside the Somali capital, witnesses and a Somali army source have said, though it was not immediately clear if there were any casualties.<p>A spokesman for al-Shabab told the AFP news agency that the group carried …

Região do Sahel, na África, sofre ameaças de terrorismo e crime organizado, alerta ONU

Para Ban Ki-moon, o tamanho vasto do Sahel e as fronteiras largas e porosas fazem com que a situação só possa ser resolvida se os países da região …

Franceses entre milícias rivais na República Centro-Africana

Um dos maiores desafios que as forças militares francesas enfrentam na República Centro-Africana é restaurar a confiança entre cristãos e muçulmanos, que anseiam por fazer ajuste de contas.<p>As milícias cristãs, que lutaram para afastar do poder o presidente muçulmano, criam agora dificuldades às …

EXAME

Frankfurt – A <b>África</b> Subsaariana está se tornando cada vez mais atraente para investidores estrangeiros, mesmo que a falta de infraestrutura e outros …