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US deploys troops to Gabon amid fears of unrest in DR Congo

The US military has deployed soldiers to Gabon amid fears of violent protests in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo after its presidential election.
Joseph Kabila

DR Congo leader maintains suspense over plans

The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, kept his country guessing on Thursday over his political plans five months ahead of crucial elections.

US urges pressure if needed to ensure DR Congo vote on December 23

US Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the Security Council on Monday to use pressure if necessary to ensure that long-delayed presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo take place December 23.

Death toll rises in anti-Kabila protests in DR Congo

Several people have been killed and more than 120 others arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo as security forces violently dispersed protests by opposition and religious groups calling for the resignation of the country's president.

At least two dead in anti-Kabila protests

At least two civilians have been killed as violence erupted ahead of protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday.

DR Congo govt recruited rebels for deadly crackdown on protests – HRW

Former militants were recruited by the Democratic Republic of Congo government for a bloody crackdown on protests against the president that left dozens of people dead last year, a rights group alleged on Monday.

Unlawful military detention, torture rife in Rwanda – HRW

Rwanda's military has routinely unlawfully detained and tortured detainees with beatings, asphyxiations, mock executions, and electric shocks, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Tuesday.

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Former VP Namadi Sambo elected board chair Baze university

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo was yesterday unanimously elected chairman board of trustees of Baze University, Abuja alongside four other new members inaugurated by the board.
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NAF to mark 55th anniversary April 22

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will deploy aircraft, military equipment and personnel in Abuja during rehearsals for its 55th Anniversary celebration.
Lionel Messi already deserves to lift a sixth Ballon d'Or regardless of whether he wins the Champions League with Barcelona or not, according to former Brazil striker Rivaldo.

Rivaldo: Lionel Messi already deserves the next Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi already deserves to lift a sixth Ballon d'Or regardless of whether he wins the Champions League with Barcelona or not, according to former Brazil striker Rivaldo.
Carlo Ancelotti still believes in Napoli's squad as he backed his players after their Europa League defeat to Arsenal.

Carlo Ancelotti backs Napoli squad despite Europa League defeat to Arsenal

Carlo Ancelotti still believes in Napoli's squad as he backed his players after their Europa League defeat to Arsenal.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Ninth National Assembly: Forum of APC newly-elected Reps backs Femi Gbajabiamila

The Forum of All Progressives Congress (APC) newly-elected members of the House of Representatives have expressed support for the consensus candidate of the party for the 9th National Assembly Speakership, Femi Gbajabiamila.