Central African Republic: Rebel group ‘killed 32 civilians’

Central African Republic: Rebel group ‘killed 32 civilians’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Central African Republic has been struggling to recover from the chaos of a civil war Rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) killed 32 civilians last December after clashes with a rival faction, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says. The Union for Peace in the Central African Republic (UPC) […]

DR Congo election: ‘We cannot afford $1.8bn cost’, says minister

DR Congo election: ‘We cannot afford $1.8bn cost’, says minister

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Kabila’s opponents have accused him of delaying the election in order to remain in power The Democratic Republic of Congo will not be able to afford an agreed presidential election this year, the government says. Budget Minister Pierre Kangudia said the cost of organising the poll, which was said […]

Angola VP Manuel Vicente ‘to face Portugal corruption charges’

Angola VP Manuel Vicente ‘to face Portugal corruption charges’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Manuel Vicente was tipped by some to be Angola’s next president Portuguese state prosecutors are bringing corruption charges against Angola’s vice-president Manuel Vicente. The attorney-general’s office says that Mr Vicente paid $810,000 (£650,000) in bribes to shut down corruption investigations that he was facing. The alleged bribes were made to […]

South Africa’s rand currency ‘rigged by banks’

South Africa’s rand currency ‘rigged by banks’

Image caption The rand has plunged in value over the past five years Local and international banks have been accused of rigging the price of South Africa’s currency, the rand, by the country’s competition watchdog. Global giants Barclays, JP Morgan and HSBC are among 17 banks named as part of the two-year investigation. Banks colluded, […]

Florentin Pogba: Europa League tie "won’t be easy for Mum"

Florentin Pogba: Europa League tie "won’t be easy for Mum"

Guinea international Florentin Pogba admits his mother will find it difficult to watch him take on younger brother Paul in the Europa League. On Thursday, Florentin’s St Etienne play the first leg of their last-32 tie at Manchester United’s Old Trafford. “It’s not going to be easy for her but at the same time what […]

Central African Republic: Rebel group ‘killed 32 civilians’

Central African Republic: Rebel group ‘killed 32 civilians’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Central African Republic has been struggling to recover from the chaos of a civil war Rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) killed 32 civilians last December after clashes with a rival faction, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says. The Union for Peace in the Central African Republic (UPC) […]

DR Congo election: ‘We cannot afford $1.8bn cost’, says minister

DR Congo election: ‘We cannot afford $1.8bn cost’, says minister

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Kabila’s opponents have accused him of delaying the election in order to remain in power The Democratic Republic of Congo will not be able to afford an agreed presidential election this year, the government says. Budget Minister Pierre Kangudia said the cost of organising the poll, which was said […]

South Africa’s rand currency ‘rigged by banks’

South Africa’s rand currency ‘rigged by banks’

Image caption The rand has plunged in value over the past five years Local and international banks have been accused of rigging the price of South Africa’s currency, the rand, by the country’s competition watchdog. Global giants Barclays, JP Morgan and HSBC are among 17 banks named as part of the two-year investigation. Banks colluded, […]

Florentin Pogba: Europa League tie "won’t be easy for Mum"

Florentin Pogba: Europa League tie "won’t be easy for Mum"

Guinea international Florentin Pogba admits his mother will find it difficult to watch him take on younger brother Paul in the Europa League. On Thursday, Florentin’s St Etienne play the first leg of their last-32 tie at Manchester United’s Old Trafford. “It’s not going to be easy for her but at the same time what […]

Central African Republic: Rebel group ‘killed 32 civilians’

Central African Republic: Rebel group ‘killed 32 civilians’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Central African Republic has been struggling to recover from the chaos of a civil war Rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) killed 32 civilians last December after clashes with a rival faction, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says. The Union for Peace in the Central African Republic (UPC) […]