- More sex abuse by UN troops alleged in C. African Republic Updated: Feb-04-16 11:56 am
UNITED NATIONS - A human rights group alleged Thursday that at least eight women and girls were raped or sexually exploited by U.N. peacekeepers late last year in Central African Republic, and the world body announced that, following a new policy, more than 100 troops would be sent home.
- Amnesty calls on Republic of Congo to free opposition figure Updated: Feb-01-16 4:46 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Amnesty International has called on Republic of Congo authorities to unconditionally release an opposition leader detained for more than two months.
- 4 African champions among 8 Nigerians banned for doping Updated: Feb-01-16 8:11 am
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria has banned eight athletes for doping, four of them gold-medal winners and one a silver medalist at the All Africa Games last year.
- Rep. of Congo: Party selects president to run for new term Updated: Jan-25-16 2:47 pm
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo - The Republic of Congo's ruling party has promised a first-round win after formally choosing President Denis Sassou N'Guesso to run for a new term in March.
- Britain: Removal of Congo peacekeepers sends strong message Updated: Jan-13-16 7:35 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Britain welcomed the decision to pull hundreds of Congolese troops out of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, saying Wednesday that it sends a clear message that sexual abuse by peacekeepers will not be tolerated.