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The Patriotic Resistance Force of Ituri (FRPI) has replaced the army and the state in Walendu Bindi chiefdom.  By ALEXIS HUGUET (AFP)

Congolese militia provide haven for displaced fleeing massacres

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In the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a province under m ...

A UN armoured personnel carrier patrols a road in Paoua, Central African Republic on December 5, 2021.  By Barbara DEBOUT (AFP/File)

UN probing alleged killings by CAR forces, Russia paramilitaries

Jan 21, 2022

The United Nations said Friday that it is investigating the alleged killing ...

Malian military personnel. Mali's military has invited the Russian paramilitary Wagner Group into the country to help in their fight against jihadists..  By FLORENT VERGNES (AFP)

US army confirms Russian mercenaries in Mali

Jan 21, 2022

The US army has confirmed the presence of Russian mercenaries from the Wagn ...

Sudanese activists visit families of protesters killed in a bloody crackdown since last year's military coup.  By - (AFP)

Sudanese hold 'day for martyrs' after anti-coup protest deaths

Jan 21, 2022

Sudanese anti-coup protesters held a "day for the martyrs" Friday, gatherin ...

Nigeria's army has been battling jihadists in the northeast for more than a decade.  By Audu Marte (AFP)

Nigeria jihadists kidnap 20 children: residents

Jan 21, 2022

Jihadists killed two people and kidnapped 20 children in Nigeria's Borno st ...

Gambia star Musa Barrow celebrates a victory over Tunisia on Thursday in an Africa Cup of Nations Group F match in Limbe..  By Issouf SANOGO (AFP)

Giantkillers Gambia to face Chad in next Africa Cup of Nations

Jan 21, 2022

Impressive Africa Cup of Nations last-16 qualifiers Gambia were paired with ...

Former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was ousted in a 2020 coup, died last week.  By FLORENT VERGNES (AFP)

Mali bids state farewell to ex-president Keita

Jan 21, 2022

Mali held a state ceremony on Friday for former president Ibrahim Boubacar ...

S2, EP10: Africa Cup of Nations Special from Cameroon

S2, EP10: Africa Cup of Nations Special from Cameroon

Jan 21, 2022

This week, Africa Calling podcast is dedicated to the Africa Cup of Nations ...