FILE PHOTO: Sentencing of convicted Congo war criminal Ntaganda in The Hague
Hundreds of civilians were killed and many thousands forced to flee during the fighting
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Mon, 03/08/2021 - 08:48 AM
Lawmakers of Cameroon National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, are seen in session in Yaounde, Cameroon, Dec. 20, 2019. (Moki Edwin Kindzeka/VOA)
Most powerful offices in the country are held by men and there are only 11 female ministers, out of a 63-person Cabinet
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Mon, 03/08/2021 - 08:39 AM
Women participants react as they pull a rope during a sports event in connection with the International Women's Day…
Around the globe, women have suffered more loss of employment than men, according to the UN
Esha Sarai
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 09:15 PM
Women shout during a march ahead of International Women's Day in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, March 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
The report says at the current rate of progress, it will take another 50 years to achieve gender parity
Lisa Schlein
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 08:41 PM
Yaounde General Hospital in Yaounde, Cameroon, March 6, 2020
Parents are refusing to vaccine their children for fear of being infected by COVID-19
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 08:24 PM
This TVGE image made from video shows smoke rising over the blast site at a military barracks in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, March 7, 2021.
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema said in a statement that the explosion was the result of "negligent handling of dynamite" in the military barracks in the neighborhood of Mondong Nkuantoma in Bata
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Sun, 03/07/2021 - 08:13 PM
COVID Plunging Many Kenyans Deeper into Poverty
Survey by charity Twaweza shows 60% of families can no longer afford three meals per day one year after COVID-19 struck Kenya
Brenda Mulinya
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 02:59 PM
Workers of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) count ballots after the closure of the polling stations during the…
Saturday's vote was a key test of stability, four months after violence around a disputed presidential poll claimed 87 lives in the former French colony
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Sun, 03/07/2021 - 12:45 PM
General Valere Nka, commander of the Cameroonian troops fighting separatists in the English-speaking North-West region, Dec. 12, 2020
The military says within the past week, at least 23 separatist rebels and three soldiers have been killed, but local people say most of those killed were unarmed civilians
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 10:13 AM
Africa’s Pandemic Year Was Full of Tragic Twists, Turns and Now, Hope
Millions of doses of long-awaited vaccine have finally began to arrive across the continent
Anita Powell
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 02:01 AM
Africa’s Pandemic Year Was Full of Tragic Twists, Turns and Now, Hope
The virus has infected at least 2.8 million people in Africa and killed about 72,000
Anita Powell
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 01:53 AM
A soldier walks past rubble in the aftermath of an attack on the Afrik Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 1, 2021. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the deadly assault.
Officials tell VOA the lack of airstrikes against al-Qaida affiliate will allow group’s leaders to ‘come out of hiding’
Harun Maruf
Sat, 03/06/2021 - 08:49 PM
FILE - A woman checks her phone in Yaounde, Cameroon, April 23, 2020. An International Crisis Group report has found hate speech spread through social media to be a major contributor to ethnic and political tensions in the country.
School closures and stay-home orders have increased unpaid care and domestic work almost always done by women, as well as other risks
Lisa Schlein
Sat, 03/06/2021 - 01:34 PM
Netsai Marova (C) and Cecilia Chimbiri (R) arrive at Harare Magistrates Court, March 6, 2021, with Charles Kwaramba (L) of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. (Columbus Mavhunga/VOA) 
The three women say their arrests are part of a victimization campaign meant to silence dissent, but pledge to remain defiant
Columbus Mavhunga
Sat, 03/06/2021 - 11:08 AM
From left to right, Rudolf Schwenk representing UNICEF Malawi, Health Minister Kumbize Kandodo Chiponda and Health Secretary Dr. Charles Mwansambo welcome the arrival of the vaccines in Lilongwe, March 5, 2021. (Courtesy Malawi Ministry of Health)
The shipment was the first tranche of about 1.2 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine allocations for the country through the COVAX program
Lameck Masina
Sat, 03/06/2021 - 08:34 AM