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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 Central African cenbank cuts 2014 growth forecast to 4.9 pct
YAOUNDE, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The central bank of the six nation Central African monetary union (BEAC) cut its growth forecast for the region to 4.9 percent for this year, versus an earlier estimate of 5.6 percent, it said in a statement on Friday.

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 Kabila says Congo won't bow to foreign "injunctions"
* U.S. officials have urged Kabila not to amend constitution

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 CORRECTED-Congo opposition party expels leader for joining unity government
(Corrects to say three of party's four deputy secretaries-general signed document in paragraph 4)

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 Congo opposition party expels leader for joining unity government
KINSHASA, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's second-largest opposition party, the Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC), expelled its leader and two other senior officials on Monday, a day after they agreed to join a new national unity government.

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 Suspected rebels kill at least 12 in northeast Congo village
KINSHASA, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Suspected rebels stabbed and hacked to death at least a dozen people in a village in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, a local government official said, in the latest in a series of attacks on civilians.

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 Revenge killings in Central African Republic leave at least 14 dead
BANGUI/PARIS, Dec 5 (Reuters) - At least 14 people have been killed in tit-for-tat sectarian violence in Central African Republic, a Red Cross official said on Friday, and hundreds of Christians have sought shelter in the main church in the central town of Bambari.

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 Soccer-Favourites Algeria handed difficult Nations Cup draw
MALABO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Favourites Algeria were handed a difficult African Nations Cup draw on Wednesday, grouped with fellow World Cup finalists Ghana as well as form teams Senegal and South Africa.

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 Soccer-Draw for the 2015 African Nations Cup finals
MALABO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - The draw for next year's African Nations Cup finals, conducted by the Confederation of African Football in Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday:

Sun, 30 Nov 2014 Canada's Jean chosen to lead organisation of Francophone states
DAKAR, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Canadian candidate Michaelle Jean, a former governor general of Canada, was chosen as the next head of the international organisation of Francophone nations (OIF) at a summit in Senegal on Sunday, the OIF said in a statement.

Sat, 29 Nov 2014 France's Hollande praises peaceful Burkina transition as model for Africa
DAKAR, Nov 29 (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande warned African leaders on Saturday against trying to hang on to power, praising peaceful political transitions in Burkina Faso and Tunisia as positive examples to the continent.