Jacob Zuma Prepares to Depart a Diminished A.N.C.

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress once inspired hope across Africa. It helped liberate black South Africans from white-minority rule, promoting reconciliation with former oppressors and the ideal of a post-racial “Rainbow Nation.” It seemed even poised to lift up the rest of …

World News

UN says life terms for DRCongo child rapists a 'major advance'

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo Saturday hailed as a "major advance" life sentences served this week on a provincial lawmaker and …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DRC: Court orders strongman to compensate to child soldiers

Thomas Lubanga has been ordered to pay $10m to child victims of his crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but his lawyers say he has no money and is being made a scapegoat for all child soldiers.<p>Thomas Lubanga has been ordered to pay $10m to child victims of his crimes in the Democratic …


10 Disease Outbreaks From 2017 You Really Need To Know About

This year was FULL of surprises. Some of them were disease outbreaks — including the plague (yes, the plague). Here’s what you need to know.<p><i>[Editor's note: The numbers listed reflect the most recent data available from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</i> …

Public Health

DR Congo child soldiers awarded $10 mn in damages

International war crimes judges on Friday awarded $10 million in landmark reparations to “hundreds or thousands” of former child soldiers, left …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Australia cobalt rush accelerates on electric vehicle demand, DRC troubles

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia, home to the world's second-biggest cobalt reserves, is seeing a rush of interest in projects still years from …

Stock Markets

BBC World Service - Africa Today, What Hopes For DR Congo

The UN declares the crisis in DRC as the highest level of emergency putting the country on a par with Yemen, Syria and Iraq; Government reported to have shut down access to internet at Ethiopian universities; New forms of address out of the political rough and tumble in South Africa.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Montreal man seeking revenge pleads guilty to killing wrong person

A young Montrealer pleaded guilty on Thursday to having shot and killed the wrong man while he was seeking revenge for the death of a friend.<p>Jayson …


18 dead in DR Congo road accident

Eighteen people were killed on Friday when a truck carrying goods and passengers overturned on a major highway in Congo. Photo: Wikimedia …

News (South Africa)

Bangladeshi PM calls violence in Myanmar 'unacceptable'

Don't miss<p>Replay<p>LATEST SHOWS<p>ACROSS AFRICA<p>African nations need to prepare for potential return of thousands of jihadists<p>EYE ON AFRICA<p>DR Congo former child soldiers awarded $10 mn in damages in landmark ruling<p>MEDIAWATCH<p>Website roots out "Rotten Apples"<p>THE WORLD THIS WEEK<p>Putin's press conference, …

World News

Africa's top shots: 8-14 December 2017

<b>A selection of the best photos from across and about Africa this week:</b><p>And in California, Kenyan-Mexican actor Lupita Nyong'o poses on the red carpet during Saturday's world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Nyong'o plays the role of Maz Kanata.<p><b>Images courtesy of AFP, EPA and Reuters</b>


Top 10 Sport Stories of 2017

Long distance runner Almaz Ayana and Jamaica's Usain Bolt have clinched the International Association of Athletics Federations' top awards. Read more …

Aliko Dangote

Teaching English Online: An Ideal Remote Job to Fund Travel!

Katty with wildlife at Masaai Mara, Kenya.<p><i>Teaching Traveling: Curious about how to earn money with a remote job teaching online? Looking to become</i> …

Asia Travel

Alert Winter 2017 | Vol. 18 No. 4

This edition of <i>Alert</i> features some of the most powerful images from the past year documenting our medical humanitarian work in the field and …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

The great battery race

[MUSIC PLAYING]<p>The hunt is on for a better battery. To reduce the impact of climate change we'll need to move away from our centuries-old addiction …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Life sentences for militiamen who raped children in DR Congo

An eastern Congolese court's life sentences for 11 militiamen for raping children is a breakthrough, according to rights groups. They say the verdict …


Congo fighters jailed for raping children during ceremonies meant to give them supernatural powers

The fighters from Djeshi ya Yesu militia raped girls aged between eight months and 12 years.<p>Eleven militia fighters from the Democratic Republic of …


Rwanda:France Must Own Up to Role in Genocide - Survivors

(Photo: Sam Ngendahimana/New Times)The umbrella body of survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Ibuka, has expressed optimism that the …


Donald Trump’s ‘fake news’ jabs at media offer ‘framework’ for countries to jail journalists, CPJ report claims

The international community has failed to pressure the world’s “worst” jailers of journalists, including Egypt, to improve press freedom conditions, …

Xi Jinping

Will Doctor Copper Yield As Great Returns For 2018?

Copper prices were up on good economic data in China and supply disruptions in 2017.<p>2018 should bring more of the same as far as copper price …


DR Congo child rapists handed life sentences

Africa<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Posted 13 Hours Ago<p>DR Congo child rapists allied to Djeshi ya Yesu handed life sentences<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p><b>BUKAVU,</b><p>Eleven …


What Sustainable Wildlife Conservation Really Looks Like

<b>By Peter Zahler</b><p>Conservation is a long-term effort. Many of the field programs I have been affiliated with have been in existence for 20 or 30 years. …


Tanzania calls for probe into UN peacekeeper killings

Tanzania called on Thursday for an investigation into the killing of 14 soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo by …


News Brief: Senate And House Republicans Agree On Tax Bill, FCC To Repeal Net Neutrality

House and Senate Republicans have hammered out details of a final tax overhaul bill. Also, the FCC is set to repeal net neutrality rules, and an update on Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers who were killed.

World News

Brazil tops Places to Watch for deforestation, satellites show

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil topped the list of the world's most important Places to Watch for deforestation on Wednesday, in a new initiative that uses …

Rio De Janeiro

Life Sentence for DR Congo Militiamen Accused of Rape

A military tribunal has imposed life sentences on militia fighters, including their leader, provincial lawmaker Frederic Batumike for the kidnap and …


BBC World Service - Africa Today, DR Congo Humanitarian Crisis

Hundreds of thousands children are facing severe hunger and acute malnutrition in Kasai region because of ongoing conflicts. The BBC's Fergal Keane reveals the crisis along Kasia's hunger road.<p>Also in the programme, the drug of choice for Boko Haram's would-be suicide bombers; and the Ghanaian …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Uganda: Interpol Investigates Disappearance of 500kg of Gold

Kampala — The International Police in Uganda is investigating circumstances surrounding the disappearance of 500 kgs of gold from a privately-run …


How DR Congo lost control of the fabric of its culture and economy

Lubumbashi, DR Congo<p>Positioning a stand at the entrance to one of Lubumbashi’s largest breweries is part entrepreneurial savvy, part defiance by Mwehu Kashala. Each day he sells mobile phone airtime vouchers under a large umbrella, displaying the disposable vouchers on a rickety table. It’s been …


Moore’s Loss Spells Trouble for Republicans

<i>Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning? Sign up for the Balance of Power newsletter, and follow Bloomberg Politics on Twitter and</i> …