Brazil's CSN forms new joint venture with Asian partners

SAO PAULO Brazil's biggest diversified steelmaker Cia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN) said on Monday it signed a deal giving it a consolidated 87.52 percent stake in a new joint venture, Congonhas Minerios SA, with a group of Asian partners.

Congo president urges national dialogue before elections

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila made a long-anticipated public call on Saturday for a national dialogue to prepare for elections next year, an idea regarded with suspicion by his opponents.

World, Africa 28 Nov 2015

Police fire tear gas on crowd of mourners in eastern Congo

KINSHASA Congolese police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of people who had gathered in the eastern city of Goma on Saturday to pay tribute to victims of recurrent attacks nearby, organizers said.

World, Africa 28 Nov 2015

U.N. says Congo failed to properly vet Central African Republic troops

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations said on Thursday it is in talks with the Democratic Republic of Congo about the country's future involvement in a peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic because it had not adequately vetted its troops.

World, Africa, United Nations, 19 Nov 2015

Congolese troops raped 14 women in three days, says U.N. office

KINSHASA Government soldiers raped 14 women over a three-day period in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the human rights office of the U.N. mission in Congo said in a report on Wednesday.

World, Africa 18 Nov 2015

Congo police fire teargas at stone-throwing students

KINSHASA Police in the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo fired teargas on Wednesday to disperse stone-throwing students whose protest against a feared increase in school fees is the latest sign of unrest ahead of a tense election season.

World, Africa, 18 Nov 2015

Congolose warlord Katanga first ICC convict released

AMSTERDAM Judges at the International Criminal Court on Friday granted early release to convicted war criminal Germain Katanga, making the Congolese warlord, sentenced to 12 years prison in 2014, the first ICC convict to be freed.

World, Africa 13 Nov 2015

Echoes of 'Francafrique' haunt central African democracy

DAKAR On the day of a vote to allow Congo Republic President Denis Sassou Nguesso to extend his 31 years in power, opposition leader Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas was under house arrest and eating canned food smuggled in by the French ambassador.

World, Africa 12 Nov 2015

Congo's Kabila should receive immunity, says main opponent Katumbi

LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila should be granted immunity from prosecution after he leaves office, said Moise Katumbi, the popular former governor widely considered the frontrunner to replace him.

World, Africa 11 Nov 2015

Police clash with opposition protesters in Congo mining hub

LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo Police in Democratic Republic of Congo's mining hub fired tear gas on Tuesday at opposition supporters brandishing sticks and shovels who were protesting against arrests targeting youth leaders.

World, Africa 10 Nov 2015

With climate at 'breaking point', leaders urge breakthrough in Paris

PARIS World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming. | Video