KINSHASA (Reuters) - Seven people hacked to death in a hospital were among at least 30 people killed in fighting at the weekend between the army, backed by U.N. troops, and Islamist Ugandan rebels in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, local sources said on Monday.
BANGUI (Reuters) - Pope Francis ventured into one of the world's most dangerous neighbourhoods on Monday to implore Christians and Muslims to end a spiral of hate, vendetta and bloodshed that has killed thousands over the past three years and divided a nation.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - More than 20 people are missing after a government-operated speed boat capsized on Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, the provincial governor said.
ENUGU, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nearly half a century after a civil war in which a million people died, 27-year-old Okoli Ikedi is part of a new protest movement in southeastern Nigeria calling for an independent state of Biafra.
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso should announce provisional results on Monday from an election to choose the West African country's first new leader in decades, the head of the electoral commission said.