Heavy fighting in northeast DRC

2015-01-15 19:54

Heavy fighting is taking place in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo between the Congolese army and a rebel militia following a breakdown of talks.

UN ramps up pressure on DRC over rebel offensive

2015-01-09 14:16

The UN Security Council has urged President Joseph Kabila to sign a military plan for a joint offensive with UN troops to drive out Hutu rebels in eastern DRC.

UN looks at leaner force in DRC

2015-01-06 19:41

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a cut of 2 000 troops in its force in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN’s biggest peacekeeping mission.

African leaders mull action against Hutu rebels in DRC

2015-01-05 07:50

African heads of state are set to meet later this month to decide how to disarm Rwandan Hutu rebels ravaging the troubled east of DRC.

36 hacked to death in DRC

2014-12-07 19:48

Suspected Ugandan rebels in the eastern DRC have hacked 36 people to death with machetes and axes, as an outcry grew against the failure of the army and UN peacekeepers to stop a repeat of such massacres.

Army tracks DRC massacre rebels

2014-11-26 20:42

The Congolese army is searhing for suspected Ugandan rebels in villages in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, following the massacre of around 100 people.

Army clashes with 'rebels' blamed for DRC massacres

2014-11-04 13:27

The Congolese army clashed Monday with suspected Ugandan rebels blamed for two massacres in the town of Beni in the volatile east of Democratic Republic of Congo, a senior official said.

Scores feared dead in DRC floods

2014-10-28 20:52

Scores of people are feared dead in terrible floods that have hit the strife-torn east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN blasts Kinshasa for expelling top envoy

2014-10-20 08:15

The UN rights chief has condemned Kinshasa for expelling his top envoy to the DRC, and accused the authorities of intimidating other members of his staff.

UN backs military action against DRC rebels

2014-08-26 22:16

The UN Security Council has backed joint military action by the UN force in the Democratic Republic of Congo and government troops against former Hutu rebels.

DRC and UN rescues Uganda Muslim kidnap victims

2014-08-04 16:36

More than 300 Congolese civilians abducted by Ugandan Muslim rebels have been rescued by soldiers and United Nations peacekeepers.

38 killed in DRC ethnic violence, says govt

2014-06-10 07:32

A total of 38 people died in ethnic violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo at the weekend, many massacred after a church was set ablaze, the government says.

UN: Congo must stop deportations back to DRC

2014-05-26 15:58

The UN has demanded that Congo-Brazzaville stop forcibly returning people to the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Rebels ambush UN vehicle in eastern DRC

2014-03-04 12:49

Five UN peacekeepers have been injured after rebels ambushed their vehicle in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN says.

Over 70 civilians executed in DRC

2014-02-13 20:27

More than 70 men and women have been summarily executed in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Rebel group attack kills 40 in eastern DRC

2013-12-26 20:25

At least 40 civilians have been killed in a rebel attack on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC thanks SA for M23 intervention

2013-12-02 07:34

DRC's president Joseph Kabila has thanked South Africa for its role in defeating the M23 rebels in Goma, the department of international relations and co-operation says.

DRC needs rebel reintegration plan – UN

2013-11-14 07:34

The DRC needs a plan to disarm, demobilise and reintegrate ex-rebels, the UN says, a week after helping the army defeat the 18-month-old M23 insurgency.

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.

DRC's M23 movement 'finished'

2013-10-29 11:26

Government troops in the DRC say they have gained more ground against M23 rebels as the head of the UN mission in the country describes the movement as finished.

UN Council to hold emergency DRC talks

2013-10-28 07:39

The UN Security Council is set to hold emergency talks on a new surge in fighting in eastern DRC in which a UN peacemaker was killed, diplomats say.

DRC rebels fire on UN copter

2013-10-12 16:01

Insurgents in eastern DRC have fired at a United Nations helicopter after threatening to attack UN aircraft, further raising fears of a return to fighting in the volatile region.

DRC rebels impose 'unacceptable' curfew

2013-09-05 07:45

M23 rebels in the DRC are enforcing a curfew in areas under their control, the UN peacekeeping mission says, calling the move "completely unacceptable".

DRC M23 rebels declare ceasefire

2013-08-30 14:28

DRC's M23 rebels have suspended fighting and withdrawn from the frontline to allow an independent investigation into shelling that hit neighbouring Rwanda, its leader says.

DRC: Fighting resumes north of Goma

2013-08-29 14:02

Artillery fire has resumed near Kibati, north of Goma in eastern DRC where the army backed by the UN troops is fighting rebels, witnesses say.


Talks for action against Hutu rebels in DRC called off

2015-01-12 17:01

A summit of African leaders slated for Luanda this week to decide on action against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the DRC who refuse to disarm has been cancelled, Angola says.

Activists urge govt to arrest fugitive DRC warlord

2015-01-07 11:11

Human Rights Watch has called for determined efforts to bring warlord Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka to justice for mass rape in the DRC four years after authorities ordered his detention.

UN troops prepare offensive against DRC rebels

2015-01-06 14:04

The UN troops in the DRC are taking up positions to support a planned offensive against Hutu rebels in the east after they ignored a deadline to surrender, a UN spokesperson says.

UN warns of long fight against DRC militants

2014-12-10 21:51

The head of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has warned of a long battle ahead to stop militants who have hacked over 250 people to death.

DRC detains 6 UN peacekeepers

2014-11-27 08:46

Congolese authorities have detained six members of a Ukrainian aviation crew working for the UN peacekeeping force after Congolese military uniforms were found in their luggage.

DRC massacres - 200 arrested

2014-11-05 20:13

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested 200 suspects in connection with massacres in the troubled east of the country that left over 100 dead.

DRC crowd kills man, eats him

2014-10-31 21:06

A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast DRC before burning and eating his corpse.

US urges DRC to rescind expulsion of UN rights envoy

2014-10-21 14:41

The US has urged Kinshasa to reverse a decision to expel the UN's rights envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo after a damning report on police violence.

Massive machete attack in DRC

2014-10-16 21:44

Rebels have killed 26 people with machetes in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN warns DRC rebels to disarm or face military

2014-08-08 08:18

The UN mission chief in the Democratic Republic of Congo has warned the last remaining rebel group in the east to lay down arms or face military action.

DRC: Peacekeepers regret failing to stop massacre

2014-07-04 10:04

The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC says he is sorry his forces reacted too slowly to prevent a massacre in the east of the country in June.

Congo angered by UN comments

2014-05-29 09:43

Authorities in Congo-Brazzaville have reacted with anger to comments by the UN which accuses the country of forcibly returning tens of thousands of people to neighbouring DRC.

Rwandan Hutu rebels attacked in DRC

2014-03-13 07:41

The UN peacekeepers in DRC and government forces have attacked Rwandan Hutu rebels based in eastern borderlands, officials say.

DRC close to defeating Ugandan Islamist rebels

2014-03-04 09:04

A UN-backed offensive by DRC troops has destroyed the bases of a Ugandan Islamist group in the country’s east and should crush the rebels in the next few days, an army spokesperson says.

UN warns of humanitarian 'catastrophe' in DRC

2014-01-30 09:57

A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in DRC’s Katanga province, where rebel violence has destroyed 600 homes over the past three months and displaced 400 000 people, the UN says.

Kids among 21 victims of brutal DRC attack

2013-12-17 07:57

The bodies of at least 21 people have been found after a grisly attack in eastern DRC in which several women and children were raped, mutilated and beheaded, the UN says.

Forty-one DRC soldiers on trial for rape

2013-11-20 20:53

A military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has began trying 41 soldiers for rape and other war crimes in the volatile east of the country.

DRC deal 'a very important step for peace'

2013-11-11 07:40

A deal set to be signed between the DRC and defeated M23 rebels is "a very important step for peace" in the war-torn Great Lakes region, the UN says.

DRC army in 'last phase' push against M23

2013-11-01 11:13

DRC troops are in a mopping up operation to rout the remaining pockets of the M23 rebel movement, after seizing their last stronghold in a push to finally break the back of the insurgency.

DRC troops gain ground against rebels

2013-10-28 15:18

The army in eastern DRC has gained ground from M23 rebels, seizing back control of a major military base as the UN Security Council prepared to hold emergency talks on the crisis.

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: UN delays deployment of surveillance drone

2013-09-13 09:17

The unprecedented deployment of an unarmed surveillance drone by the UN peacekeeping in the DRC has been delayed several months due to procurement procedures.

UN special envoy arrives in Kinshasa

2013-09-02 09:06

Mary Robinson, the UN special envoy to the African Great Lakes region, has arrived in Kinshasa after warning against an escalation of violence in the DRC’s volatile east.

Rwanda troops backing M23 rebels – UN

2013-08-30 08:02

The United Nations says it has "consistent and credible reports" of Rwanda troops entering the DRC to back rebels battling government forces and the UN troops.

UN peacekeeper killed in DRC fighting

2013-08-29 09:06

The UN forces and the Congolese army have attacked rebel positions with helicopter gunships, ramping up the UN's engagement in the latest rebellion to roil this country's tormented east.

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