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23 February 2018 7:26 AM Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, AU, Boko Haram

Harare – One of the lecturers who supervised Grace Mugabe's PhD thesis is reportedly being investigated by the Zimbabwe anti-graft agency. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, University of Zimbabwe (UZ), lecturer Professor, Claude Mararike faced arrest once investigations were concluded. Zimbabwe Anti-corruption commission (ZACC) spokesperson 16

20 February 2018 9:37 AM 2 aid workers killed in eastern DRC: UN

Kinshasa - Two Congolese aid workers were killed and a third abducted by an unidentified armed group in the troubled North Kivu province of Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Monday. "We lost two fellow aid workers killed in the line of duty by unidentified armed people," the UN's Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs 29

15 February 2018 11:03 AM Bafana up 1 spot in FIFA rankings

Cape Town - South Africa have climbed one place to 77th in the world in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday. It's a far cry from the days when Bafana Bafana cracked the top 20 in the rankings (at 19th) after winning the 1996 African Cup of Nations. Despite not having played a competitive fixture since dismally failing to qualify for the 2018 Soccer 25

14 February 2018 8:00 AM 200 000 displaced by ethnic clashes in DRC: humanitarian source

Bunia - About 200 000 people have been displaced in ethnic clashes since mid-December in the northeastern Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a humanitarian source told AFP on Tuesday. Another humanitarian source said "on an average 800 people are arriving daily" in Bunia, the main city in the region, due to fighting between the Hema and Lendu 31

13 February 2018 8:17 AM UN: 4 allegations against South African UN troops in DRC

New York - The UN says it has received four allegations of misconduct against South African peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo — three involving sexual exploitation of women and one alleging violence against a 17-year-old boy. The UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the allegations were received last week by the UN peacekeeping mission 30

13 February 2018 8:17 AM DRC's army recovers largest Ugandan rebel stronghold

Beni - Democratic Republic of Congo's army says it has captured the largest stronghold for the Uganda-born Allied Democratic Forces rebels in Congo's northeast. Capt. Mak Hazukay Mongba, spokesperson for Operation Sukola, said on Monday the army released hostages and took control of the "grand bastion" of ADF rebels in Mwalika, about 80km from Beni. According 26

12 February 2018 7:22 PM Opposition, church set Feb 25 march in DRC

Kinshasa - Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition party said on Monday it would join a march backed by the country's powerful Catholic Church on February 25 to demand President Joseph Kabila's resignation. In a statement, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) said a party congress scheduled for February 26-27 "is being postponed 26

12 February 2018 6:48 PM SA troops accused of beating boy and sexually exploiting women in DR Congo

Washington - South African troops serving in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been accused of beating a 17-year-old boy and sexually exploiting women, the UN spokesperson said on Monday. UN and South African investigators will conduct a joint probe of the four allegations of misconduct that took place in Kasai province 26

05 February 2018 9:10 AM WATCH: MSF speaks on DRC's worst cholera outbreak

Cape Town – A medical humanitarian group has said that it is unable to "reach everyone who is affected" by a cholera outbreak that has left at least 33 people dead in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa. The central African country was experiencing its worst outbreak since 1994, with at least 55 000 cases and 1 190 deaths being reported 59

03 February 2018 8:01 AM UN imposes sanctions on DRC general for 'massacres'

Kinshasa - The UN imposed sanctions on a Congolese general on Friday for supporting the massacre of civilians by a suspected militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. General Muhindo Akili Mundos, an ally of President Joseph Kabila, is one of four names to be added on to the UN sanctions committee list, said Monusco, the organisation's peacekeeping 24