Rwanda threatens to withdraw peacekeepers over UN report implicating Rwanda in Congo genocide

Rwanda threatens to withdraw peacekeepers

JOHANNESBURG — Rwanda has threatened to withdraw its troops from United Nations peacekeeping operations if the world body publishes a report accusing the Rwandan army of committing possible genocide in Congo in the 1990s, Rwanda’s foreign minister says in a letter sent to the U.N.

UN draft report: Rwandan army attacks on refugees in Congo in the 1990s could be genocide

UN: Attacks on Hutus in 1990s could be genocide

4 executed in Equatorial Guinea coup plot; opposition calls them political assassinations

4 executed in Equatorial Guinea coup plot

JOHANNESBURG — Equatorial Guinea’s government on Tuesday defended the execution of four alleged coup plotters just an hour after they were condemned in a case that Amnesty International called a “pretense of justice.”

Rebel fighters kill 3 Indian peacekeepers in Congo after attack on base, army official says

Rebels kill 3 Indian peacekeepers in Congo

At regional African summit, activists call for independent probe into killing in Congo

At regional African summit, focus on Congo killing

Congo sets date for 2011 vote; opposition says date too close to end of president’s term

Congo sets date for 2011 presidential vote

Sudan president arrives in Chad, defying international arrest warrant for war crimes

Sudan president in Chad despite arrest warrant

Congo, brutalized under Belgian colonizer, still suffering 50 years after independence

50 years on, Congo still battered by violence

Rights group slams Equatorial Guinea leader’s pledges of reforms in transparency, human rights

Group slams E.Guinea leader’s sweeping reform plan

Congo: 230 UN peacekeepers signal start of withdrawal of 2,000 troops by end of June

230 UN peacekeepers begin Congo withdrawal

Equatorial Guinea president defends UNESCO prize in his name that critics call disgrace

Equatorial Guinea defends UN prize critics blast

Thousands come from Rwanda to join emerging Tutsi mini-state in Congo, raising conflict fears

Emerging Congo mini-state raises fears of conflict

Congo security says it has suspended head of police in connection with rights activist’s death

Congo suspends police chief for activist’s death

Congolese rights activist found dead; Amnesty says he may have been killed for his work

Head of large Congo human rights group found dead

UN council votes to redefine Congo mission, withdraw up to 2,000 troops

UN votes to withdraw up to 2,000 troops from Congo

UN: shortfall in donations for Chad relief puts 2 million at risk of hunger

FAO reports shortfall in Chad donations

ROME — A U.N. agency has warned that a dramatic shortfall in donations for Chad’s agriculture relief puts 2 million people at risk of hunger in the African nation.

UN agrees to gradual pullout of UN peacekeeping force from Chad by end of year

UN agrees to pull UN peacekeeping force from Chad

Demands that UN peacekeepers leave Congo draw protest even from fierce critics of the UN

Biggest peacekeeping force at crossroads in Congo

UNICEF says measles outbreaks reported in 16 countries in West and Central Africa, killing 185

UNICEF: Measles hits tens of thousands in Africa

Red Cross officials say 8 workers kidnapped by militia in east Congo have been released

Militia releases 8 Red Cross workers in east Congo

UN: 2 UN personnel killed during northern Congo clashes between military, militia

UN: 2 UN personnel killed in north Congo clashes

Congo militia kidnapping and luring children to serve as witch doctors, rights groups say

Report: Congo militia recruits child witch doctors

Truce between Sudan and Darfur rebels provides new chance for peace in the troubled region

Darfur truce could pave way for peace

CAIRO — A truce to be signed Tuesday by Sudan’s government and the most powerful rebel group in Darfur has raised hopes that seven years of devastating war will finally come to an end.

Chad’s president makes rare visit to Sudan to ease tension over Darfur region

Chad’s leader travels to Sudan to smooth relations

Acting commander of Lord’s Resistance Army killed by Ugandan army, military spokesman says

Army: Ugandan rebel group acting commander killed

HIV/AIDS among Doctors Without Borders’ Top 10 humanitarian crises of 2009

Group: HIV/AIDS among Top 10 crises of the year

Former Guantanamo detainee, raised in Saudi Arabia, struggles to build new life in Chad

Ex-Gitmo detainee struggles to build life in Chad

Report: UN-backed Congolese troops deliberately killing civilians in east Congo;

Report: UN-backed Congo troops killing civilians

Equatorial Guinea leader expects to win nearly all votes amid oil wealth and killer poverty

Eq. Guinea leader expected to win near 100 percent

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