DRC ethnic tensions lead to fatal clashes

2016-02-08 22:05

At least 15 people have been killed in clashes between armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a region that has been the scene of heightened ethnic tensions.

Ugandan rebels 'kill' at least 12 in east DRC

2015-11-30 15:41

At least 12 people have been killed in an attack blamed on Ugandan rebels in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a witness and local NGO.

UN denies 5 civilians killed in UN copter attack in DRC

2015-10-09 10:52

The UN has rejected accusations from a governor in the DRC that five civilians had been killed in a UN helicopter attack against rebel fighters this week.

UN accused of killing five civilians in DRC

2015-10-08 20:29

The governor of North Kivu province in the DRC says five civilians had been killed in a UN helicopter attack against rebel fighters this week.

Monusco child sex assults highlighted

2015-08-17 22:02

The UN mission in the DRC has launched a graphic campaign aimed at preventing sexual abuse by its peacekeepers following a child rape scandal.

DRC rebels have terrorist undertones

2015-07-01 23:20

Ugandan rebels blamed for slaughtering hundreds in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have a 'terrorist aspect' which could draw them closer to African jihadist movements, a UN military leader says.

2 Tanzanian UN peacekeepers killed in DRC ambush

2015-05-06 09:33

Two UN peacekeepers from Tanzania have been killed in eastern DRC after their patrol was ambushed in an area where government forces are fighting Ugandan rebels, the country’s UN mission says.

Hutu rebels melt into forest in face of DRC offensive

2015-03-22 22:04

A DRC army offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels may be advancing rapidly, but many fear it is failing in its main objective of disarming them as the fighters melt away into the forest.

DRC must end threat of Hutu rebels - US envoy

2015-02-25 09:37

The government of the DRC "owes it to its people" to end the threat posed by Rwandan Hutu rebels hiding in its eastern provinces, the outgoing US special envoy says.

DRC launches offensive against Hutu rebels

2015-02-24 18:24

The army of the DRC has launched an assault against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the volatile east of the country, military and official sources say.


UN peacekeepers, Uganda rebels in DRC clash

2015-12-01 17:48

Fierce fighting between UN peacekeepers and Ugandan rebels have raged in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

SA fires 47 UN peacekeepers

2015-11-18 20:34

The South African military has dismissed 47 peacekeepers serving in the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo for violating curfew.

Niger diplomat to head UN in DRC

2015-10-08 21:39

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed the current chief of the AU mission in Somalia to head the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN to stop feeding 7 000 ex-fighters in DRC

2015-08-26 20:06

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it will stop providing food from September to nearly 7 000 ex-fighters, sparking fresh fears.

UN drops demand for DRC to replace generals

2015-07-15 05:20

The United Nations has dropped a demand for two DRC generals accused of human rights abuses to be replaced before UN peacekeepers can resume operations again.

UN reinforces DRC troops after 2 peacekeepers killed

2015-05-06 16:21

The UN has deployed reinforcements to its DRC peacekeeping force near the eastern town Beni after two soldiers were killed in an ambush.

3 members of UN mission kidnapped in eastern DRC

2015-04-24 08:13

Three members of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been kidnapped in the eastern North Kivu province, a UN source says.

Villagers flee as DRC army pursues rebels

2015-02-26 19:41

Fearful villagers have been fleeing their homes in eastern DRC as the army pursues Rwandan Hutu rebels in a new offensive.

Army attacks DRC rebels on its own

2015-02-24 21:26

Government forces have launched strikes against Rwandan Hutu rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo in the first combat since last month's announcement of a campaign to stamp out the group without Monusco support.

DRC rejects UN ultimatum

2015-02-05 21:17

The DRC has rejected a United Nations ultimatum for two tainted generals leading an offensive against Rwandan rebels in the country's east to be replaced.

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