Congo

Congo elected to U.N. rights council; Britain, U.S. unhappy

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo was among 15 countries elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for a three-year term on Monday, a moved criticized by Britain, the United States and rights groups after the vote by the 193-member General Assembly.<p>While Congo was …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ghana loses CHAN qualification slot to Egypt

header() --><p>Sports News of Sunday, 15 October 2017<p>CAF decided to award the qualifying slot to Egypt, who were eliminated by Morocco<p>Ghana's faint …

Confederation of African Football

Regional Body Talks Peace, Security in DR Congo

The Southern African Development Community chairperson, President Jacob Zuma, says the organization is committed to assisting the people of the DR …

Africa

World’s most expensive home for sale wants $413M in the South of France

The 18,000-square-foot French mansion once belonged to Belgium’s King Leopold II<p>If you marveled at the most expensive homes in America and China, you’re in for a treat. France’s 187-year-old mansion Villa Les Cèdres has just hit the market for a cool $413 million, making it the priciest home on …

Real Estate

Cairo 'most dangerous' megacity for women - survey

<b>The Egyptian capital Cairo has been described as the "most dangerous" megacity for women.</b><p>The finding comes from the first international poll on how women fare in cities with over 10 million people.<p>The survey was conducted in 19 megacities where experts on women's issues were asked about how well …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Elections in Africa: democratic rituals matter even though the outlook is bleak

The multi-party systems established in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia in the early 1990s have endured despite electoral violence. But democratic hopes …

Africa

Canada refuses to say if it will join U.N.’s most dangerous peacekeeping mission – VICE News

<b>Mbera refugee camp, Mauritania –</b> Nana Mint Cheybani has abandoned the thought of going back to Mali.<p>Life in Mbera refugee camp, on the southeast corner of Mauritania, a desert country on the coast of West Africa, is tough. Tensions between refugees and locals regularly flare up over access to local …

Africa

DR Congo controversially elected to UN Human Rights Council

Congo's election to the UN's Human Rights Council has been criticized because of the country’s human rights record. "This is like making a pyromaniac …

World News

Calls for exiled player to go to WCup stirs storm in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) Soon after Egypt qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1990, a hashtag began trending on social media: “Aboutrika to the …

Soccer

African rulers' weapon against web-based dissent: the off switch

DAKAR (Reuters) - Rapidly expanding access to the internet across Africa is helping grassroots opposition movements take on once-invulnerable regimes. Many entrenched rulers have a simple response: pulling the plug.<p>While countries in the Middle East and China employ firewalls and block virtual …

Africa

Does the Western Left Have an African Problem?

A young boy looks on from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as smoke rises from an ongoing attack, allegedly carried out by the Seleka …

Africa

JZ safe as ANC implodes

If he did not resign, then the leadership of his party would have pulled the plug on him.<p>What is exhausting is that Zuma will not resign and the …

News (South Africa)

Australia elected to UN human rights council

Australia joins international body after France drops out of contention, but refugee activists critical of bid<p>Australia has been elected to the United Nations human rights council unopposed, marking the first time the country has served on the council.<p>Gillian Bird, ambassador and permanent …

Rights & Freedoms

Africa Live: Row over Zuma statue in Nigeria, Somalia death toll 'rises to 300' - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>@PresidencyZA<p>A state government in Nigeria has honoured South Africa's President Jacob Zuma with a giant bronze statue, and by naming a road after him.<p>During a visit to the south-eastern state of Imo on Saturday and Sunday, Mr Zuma was given a chieftancy title and the Imo Merit Award …

Africa

The atrocious records of the new members of the Human Rights Council

Australia's election to the United Nations Human Rights Council has been sharply criticised by activists because of the nation's record on treatment …

Rights & Freedoms

Postponed Congo presidential vote further delayed until 2019

Congo's opposition agreed to postpone presidential elections until the end of 2017, but President Kabila's electoral commission has delayed it again

Africa

Tunisia top African rankings for first time since 2002

<b>Tunisia have moved top of Fifa's African rankings for the first time in 15 years.</b><p>The last time the North Africans were ranked the best team on the continent was back in January 2002, a position the Carthage Eagles had assumed the previous July.<p>Managed by Nabil Maaloul, Tunisia - who need just a …

Africa

These are the world's most expensive places to buy food

In some parts of the world, a single plate of food can eat up more than an entire day's earnings.<p>That's according to a new joint study by the United Nations' World Food Programme and credit card company Mastercard, which lays bare the real cost of feeding yourself around the world. In some …

News (U.S.)

VW fails to secure long-term cobalt supply for electric vehicles

An attempt by one of the world’s biggest carmakers to secure long-term supplies of cobalt for its push into electric vehicles has been shunned by …

Electric Vehicles

Bodies of ambushed travelers found in eastern Congo: chief

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - The bodies of 26 people believed killed after an ambush last week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been discovered, most of them with their hands tied and their necks broken, a local chief said on Sunday.<p>The victims disappeared a week ago …

World News

BRIEF-SRS Real Infra starts ops at Republic of Congo

Oct 16 (Reuters) - SRS Real Infrastructure Ltd SRSR.BO :<p>* Says co started operations at Republic of Congo

Africa

Crashed Angolan Aircraft Wreckage Found Without Survivors

Seven passengers and crew died after an aircraft crashed in the province of Lunda Norte. The wreckage has reportedly been found in the town of …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

The SADC Wrap: DRC elections still on hold, Mugabe launches cybersecurity ministry – and ‘vampires’ murdered in Malawi

The <b>Democratic Republic of Congo’</b>s electoral commission announced last week that the country was unlikely to hold elections until 2019, extending …

Africa

Brawls, Arrests, Autocratic Moves Imperil East African Democracy

Ugandan lawmakers brawl over a bill that could create a president-for-life. Tanzania arrests lawmakers and shutters newspapers. And as Kenya tries to …

Africa

eNCA | DR Congo authorities meet but still no election timetable

Beset by ethnic divisions, numerous political tensions and bloody fighting in its east, the delay has raised fresh security worries in the vast …

News (South Africa)

Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation

<b>Conjoined twins born in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo have survived a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike to be separated.</b><p>They were then flown to the capital, Kinshasa, to be operated on by a team of volunteer surgeons.<p>In total, the one-week-old girls had to endure an …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congo-Kinshasa:'Kabila is Using Delaying Tactics'

(Photo: Radio Okapi/Ph. John Bompengo)<i>DR Congo's President Joseph Kabila seems intent on clinging to power any way he can. DW spoke to political</i> …

Africa

Angola:Seven Killed in Plane Crash

(Photo: The East African)Seven passengers and crew died in a plane crash in Cuilo, a town in northeast Angola near the DR Congo border, a government …

Plane Crash

A Worsening Crisis in Congo

For the last two decades, fighting has plagued the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, resulting in 5.4 million deaths, rampant …

U.S. Department of Defense

Immigrants React To Jigsaw's Brexit Response Campaign

'The UK wouldn’t be where it is if it wasn’t for all the immigrants.'<p>Following Jigsaw’s pro-immigration ad campaign in response to Brexit we spoke …

Brexit