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Umaro Sissoco Embalo becomes PM of troubled...

"Mr Umaro El Mokhtar Sissoco Embalo is named prime minister," said a presidential decree.

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DR Congo youth leaders detained on eve of...

Police in Democratic Republic of Congo have detained four youth leaders on the eve of a planned protest against President Joseph Kabila, the main opposition...

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US seeks UN arms embargo against South Sudan...

The US-drafted text calls for a one-year ban on all sales of arms, weapons, ammunition, military vehicles and equipment.

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Canada extradites genocide suspect to Rwanda...

Seyoboka, who was a second lieutenant in the Rwandan military, is accused of participating in the "extermination" of more than 72 Tutsis

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In Rwanda, refugees realise dream of a university...

Since the mid-1990s, Kiziba has housed thousands of refugees who have fled the conflict in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. It is currently home...

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Kabila names opposition leader as prime minister...

Samy Badibanga's appointment has come as a surprise as Vital Kamerhe, who led the opposition bloc in the dialogue, had been the favourite.

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Sisi pardons jailed 82 'youths'

Sisi, a former army chief who won elections after toppling his Islamist predecessor Mohamed Morsi in 2013, had promised to look into pardoning prisoners...

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Gambia leader urges peace at start of presidential...

Human Rights Watch has expressed alarm over the detention of Momodou Sabally,

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Mali under threat as peace deal founders,...

Malian, French and UN forces deployed to safeguard the country after a 2013 jihadist offensive in its vast arid north have increasingly come under attack...

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'Don't go!' ICC officials appeal to African...

Amid accusations of bias against Africa more nations have also indicated they are considering pulling out of the Rome Statute, the ICC's founding treaty...

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Uganda's top ten female athletes...

There has been a steady rise in female representation in Ugandan sport. Let's go down memory lane to check out the female crème de crème of Uganda’s athletics.