Central Africa

By IAfrica
In AFCON
May 30th, 2014
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WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors mentor Ricardo Mannetti has quelled any suggestion that his team will adopt a defensive approach when they confront Congo in Point Noire in the decisive final leg of their 2015 AFCON preliminary on Sunday. The Warriors take a narrow one-goal cushion into the crucial en...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
May 28th, 2014
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M’Poko Airport in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, is a hub of activity. Internally displaced Central Africans camp on the runway; soldiers from all around the continent line the perimeter; while advisors and combat forces from as far away as France patrol the gateways. Which of these...
By IAfrica
In Brave Warriors
May 21st, 2014
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By Otniel Hembapu WINDHOEK - Brave Warriors mentor Ricardo Mannetti has vowed to leave no stone unturned in his bid to steer Namibia back to winning ways, when they lock horns with Congo-Brazzaville in the 2nd leg of their 2015 CAF Nations Cup qualifier in Pointe-Noire in just over a week.  The ...
By IAfrica
In CAR
May 16th, 2014
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WINDHOEK - Namibia’s rugby XV, the Welwitschias, will face a combined invitational South African team consisting of players from first division outfit Leopards and South Africa’s Varsity Cup champions Pukke Rugby Club at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek tomorrow. The match will serve ...
By IAfrica
In Brave Warriors
May 16th, 2014
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WINDHOEK – As far as Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti is concerned, all the intensive preparations and reconditioning the players have undergone in the past few weeks will be meaningless if the entire nation does not rally behind the lads, when Namibia confronts Congo Brazzaville in the fi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
May 15th, 2014
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– By Louisa Lombard Years before he took up arms as a rebel, the new military chief of the Seleka rebel alliance, Joseph Zindeko, was shot in the knee (the bullet exited through his thigh – he showed me the scars) and in the stomach. Another time a bullet just grazed his behind his ear. […]...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
May 12th, 2014
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By Jack Wheeler MALABO, Equatorial Guinea – It took coming here, to the darkest pit of hellhole Africa, for it to finally dawn on me who Obama really is, to what total extent he isn’t American at all, but African. Freedom House, in its 2014 Worst of the Worst report, highlights Equatorial Guinea as “...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 24th, 2014
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By Sharanjeet Parmar To date, there have been no effective responses to impunity for perpetrators of international crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which have been on going since the start of violence in 1996. Despite the publication of the UN’s ‘Mapping Report’, which called for spe...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 23rd, 2014
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Blame the French. By Brian Palmer A San Diego-based human-rights group has released a video documenting atrocities committed by Joseph Kony, the leader of a Ugandan rebel group that has been hiding out and killing people in the Central African Republic. Now that the Central African Republic has our a...
By IAfrica
In CAR
Apr 21st, 2014
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In Africa, there are some countries that are relatively successful. But, in earlier posts, I have argued that at least some of Africa’s current failed states make no sense and can never work. There is much talk nowadays about an African ‘boom’ – and with some justification – but not in these countrie...