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SA has expelled three Rwandan diplomats linked to a raid on an exiled general's Johannesburg home while Rwanda reacted by ordering out six SA envoys.
All week, gold investors had looked to the Friday employment report as a potential market-moving event.
The former warlord once known as "Simba" rose to his feet at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, at the end of an hour-long summary of the charges and findings against him.
African government efforts to force mining companies to process minerals before export may backfire as they come up against weakening commodity prices and investor demands that firms reduce risky investments.
Judges at International Criminal Court are due to give their verdict at the war crimes trial of Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga.
Democratic Republic of Congo's prime minister has told mining companies to halt any expansion plans requiring extra power in the copper-rich Katanga province due to an "energy crisis", a document seen by Reuters showed on Thursday.
A group of Central African Republic refugees on arrival in N'Djamena, Chad, after being evacuated from Bangui by aircraft.
The International Criminal Court said Democratic Republic of Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda will remain in custody after dismissing a defense appeal for release.
A Zimbabwean judge has reportedly told owners of former white farms to use the land or risk losing it - a decision that could mark a turning point in the country's controversial land redistribution programme.
Nzigire, a chicken trader, at Rusizi border in eastern DRC. International Alert supports traders like Nzigire to join cooperatives, helping them defend their rights by providing training.
Importers of minerals from conflict zones will be able to certify their goods have not financed warlords under a European scheme proposed on Wednesday, which would also help manufacturers show products are free of 'blood metals'.
Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Russell D. Feingold will travel to London and The Hague this week to meet with donor partners, including with the Great Lakes Contact Group.
Six Nepali personnel were injured in the grenade attack by unknown assailants on a motorcyle in a remote region of the war-torn African nation yesterday.
It was a surreal situation at last week's Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa summit in Kinshasa, where several of the continent's most controversial presidents gave Oscar-worthy performances as conscientious heads of state tirelessly dedicated to the development of their countries.