DRC pounds rebels despite truce call

2013-11-04 11:56

Democratic Republic of Congo's army has pounded the remaining hilltop positions of M23 rebels in the country's troubled east despite a truce call by the beleaguered insurgents.

Fresh Goma shelling kills two

2013-08-24 16:25

Shelling has killed two people in Goma in the restive east of DRC after a newly-formed UN brigade took its first military action to back government troops.

Fighting flares in DRC ahead of Ban visit

2013-05-22 13:21

Fresh fighting has erupted between the army and rebels in the eastern DRC ahead of a visit by the UN chief Ban Ki-moon to the troubled country.

UN investigating rapes in DRC unrest

2012-12-07 09:42

The United Nations says it is investigating allegations of rapes and other abuses by DRC troops as they pulled back from advancing rebels.

AI calls on DRC to halt clashes in east

2012-10-10 10:53

Amnesty International has called on the DRC to put an end to the fighting in the east of the country where several local and foreign armed groups are committing abuses.

UN, DRC gunships attack rebels

2012-07-13 11:00

The UN and DRC army have used helicopter gunships to attack army mutineers thought to be threatening the main eastern city of Goma.

Congo: UN begged to protect villagers

2010-09-01 22:28

Congolese community leaders begged local UN officials and army commanders to protect villagers days before rebels gang-raped scores of people.

Kabila goes to DRC conflict zone

2010-04-08 16:52

President Joseph Kabila of the DRC has left for strife-torn Mbandaka to head a security council meeting, three days after fighting claimed 18 lives, officials have said.


UN helicopter shot at in DRC

2013-10-18 21:43

A United Nations helicopter has come under fire in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the second such incident in a week.

DRC army takes on M23 rebels

2013-07-17 22:29

The Congolese army has stepped up an offensive against M23 rebels in the country's volatile east, shelling positions north of the flashpoint city of Goma.

Girls as young as 6 raped by DRC troops

2013-05-08 14:41

DRC troops raped at least 97 women and 33 girls, some as young as 6, in the country’s volatile east after they fled from advancing M23 rebels in late November, a UN report says.

Peacekeepers to stay in DRC's Goma - UN

2012-11-19 09:40

The UN leader Ban Ki-moon has vowed that peacekeepers will stay in the DRC city of Goma after the UN combat helicopters and government troops failed to stop a rebel advance.

Goma ready for rebels

2012-08-06 21:35

A local military commander in the DRC says he is ready for an expected assault on the eastern city of Goma by insurgents.

New fighting erupts in eastern DRC

2012-05-20 21:30

Fresh clashes between the DRC's army and a group of mutineers have erupted in the eastern province of Nord-Kivu, defectors say, a day after fierce battles near a gorilla park.

DRC fighting displaces 37 000

2010-07-17 19:36

An offensive by the army of the Democratic Republic of Congo against Ugandan rebels has displaced more than 37 000 people.

DRC troops run amok

2009-10-16 09:41

Congolese soldiers killed 50 Hutu refugees and raped around 40 women in an attack on refugee camps in eastern DR Congo, the UN says.

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