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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 Violence in Central African Republic town kills 10
BANGUI, Aug 21 (Reuters) - About 10 people were killed in the Central African Republic town of Bambari in an incident that began when a mainly Christian militia group beheaded a Muslim youth leading to reprisals from Muslims, witnesses said.

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 UN council blacklists Belgian branch of CAR diamond firm
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council blacklisted on Thursday the Belgian branch of Central African Republic's diamond trading company and three people linked to the country's more than three-year-old conflict.

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 U.N.'s Central Africa force hit by new allegations of rape
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19 (Reuters) - The United Nations' troubled peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic has been hit with new allegations of rape by peacekeepers, including one underage victim, a U.N. spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 CORRECTED-Gabon's President Bongo gives inheritance to charity
LIBREVILLE, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Gabon's President Ali Bongo has pledged to give his share of the inheritance from his father to charity and said his family was also handing over properties including a villa in the capital and two homes in Paris to the state.

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 UPDATE 2-Head of scandal-hit U.N. Central Africa force resigns -U.N. chief
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic has resigned after a fresh round of allegations of sexual abuse and excessive use of force by peacekeepers, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday.

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 Head of scandal-hit U.N. Central Africa force resigns -U.N. chief
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic has resigned after a fresh round of allegations of sexual abuse and excessive use of force by peacekeepers, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday.

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 Congo's Sassou Nguesso sacks ministers opposed to third-term bid
BRAZZAVILLE, Aug 11 (Reuters) - President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo has replaced two ministers who last month came out against constitutional changes that would pave the way for him to seek a third term in office.

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 UPDATE 2-At least three killed in eastern Congo quake
GOMA, Congo, Aug 7 (Reuters) - An earthquake killed two children and a police officer in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo early on Friday and triggered fears that a nearby volcano could erupt, government officials and witnesses said.

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 Shallow 5.6 magnitude quake hits Congo near Rwanda -USGS
WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo early on Friday local time at a relatively shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km), the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Thursday.

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 Congo opposition plans resistance to Sassou's third-term ambition
BRAZZAVILLE, July 29 (Reuters) - Republic of Congo opposition parties on Wednesday called on the population to resist attempts at constitutional reform that could pave the way for President Denis Sassou Nguesso to seek a third term in next year's presidential election.