After a week of deadly attacks in the Central African Republic, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said the situation "is still fragile."
Violent conflict between rebel groups has been raging in the Central African Republic for years.
A top US military commander says the LRA has been reduced to "irrelevance" after years of joint military operations have killed most of its forces.
Several countries across Africa are overburdened by a lack of space and financial support for refugees.
About 3500 French troops are stationed in Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso as part of Operation Barkhane.
Food is scarce, and drugs and violence all too common in the sprawling centres organised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The illegal trade in rough diamonds through border towns in eastern Cameroon has helped fuel the bloody conflict in the Central African Republic.
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For the first time nationalities of troops facing anuse allegations have been named--DR Congo, S.Africa and Morocco top disturbing list.
"I'd like him to talk about corruption, which is too much in Uganda. He must talk to Museveni: if a pope can stand down why not a president?"
UPDATE: Pope says poverty fuels 'conflict and terrorism'; to visit Nairobi slum, Christian martyrs shrine in Uganda, a mosque and refugee camp in CAR
Over a million people are expected to attend a giant open air mass led by Francis in Nairobi on Thursday.
Ethiopia and Djibouti are looking to create an African infrastructure hegemony that reaches into West Africa.
It was the worst such incident to hit the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the troubled country.
The situation in the country has been described as the “largest forgotten humanitarian crisis of our time”.
France probes report its troops in C. African Republic sexually abused children as young as 8 for food
The UN employee accused of the leak has been suspended and faces dismissal.
Violence that erupted two years ago has slowed the campaign to diagnose and treat the illness.
Pontiff said visit to Africa had been delayed by Ebola outbreak.
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A mob formed threw stones at the security services, following complaints that they have repeatedly failed to contain the violence.
The Muslim population of Bangui has dropped from 138,000 to 900.