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Central African leader appeals for ceasefire as talks open in Congo

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BRAZZAVILLE - Central African Republic's interim president appealed on Monday to Muslim Seleka rebels and 'anti-balaka' Christian militia to agree on a ceasefire at the start of talks in the neighbouring Congo Republic.

Congo launches agri-business park in move to revamp farming

KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo has launched its first agricultural business park, the initial step in a plan to use its vast tracts of arable land to produce food, create jobs and wean the economy off its dependence on mining.

World, Africa, 16 Jul 2014

Central African Republic civilian leaders threaten to boycott peace talks

BANGUI/PARIS - Key political and religious groups in strifetorn Central African Republic on Friday threatened to boycott peace talks in the neighboring Republic of Congo, saying their county's future should be resolved at home.

World, Africa, United Nations, 11 Jul 2014

African nations give rebels in Congo six months to disarm

LUANDA/KINSHASA - African nations have agreed to suspend military operations for six months against Rwandan rebels in Congo to give them more time to lay down their arms, regional government officials said.

World, Africa, 03 Jul 2014

Head of U.N. Congo peacekeepers regrets failing to stop massacre

KINSHASA - The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has said he is sorry his forces reacted too slowly to prevent a massacre in the east of the country in June.

World, Africa 03 Jul 2014

African nations give Rwandan rebels six months to disarm

LUANDA/KINSHASA - African nations have agreed to suspend military operations for six months against Congo-based Rwandan rebels in order to give them more time to lay down their arms, regional government officials said.

World, Africa 03 Jul 2014

U.S. imposes sanctions on Islamist group in Congo for targeting children

WASHINGTON - The United States on Tuesday blacklisted a Ugandan Islamic group, the Allied Democratic Forces, for targeting children in armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

World, Africa, 01 Jul 2014

Conflict minerals law starts working despite poor industry response

LONDON - A U.S. law on conflict minerals is curbing African warlords' presence around mines in Congo, campaigners say, but its full impact remains unclear, with most firms failing to pinpoint the origin of their metals by a June deadline.

World, Africa 01 Jul 2014

Troops gather at Congo-Rwanda border after clashes

KINSHASA/KIGALI - Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda sent extra troops to their shared border on Thursday after gunfire briefly broke out for the second day, ending months of relative calm in the volatile region.

World, Africa 12 Jun 2014

Rwanda, Congo trade accusations over border fighting

KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda accused each other's armies of mounting cross-border raids that led to a rare exchange of heavy weapons fire between the two nations on Wednesday.

World, Africa, United Nations, 11 Jun 2014
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Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city

DONETSK Ukraine - A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed by their families. | Video