ARTICLES RELATING TO MONUSCO

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.

UN attacks M23 with tanks, choppers

2013-08-28 20:11

UN attack helicopters and tanks have fired on M23 rebels in eastern DRC as the conflict escalates.

UN probes killing of 2 Congolese in Goma

2013-08-26 08:51

The United Nations mission in the DRC says it has opened a probe after residents accused the UN peacekeepers of killing two people who tried to storm its base in the restive eastern city of Goma.

DRC protesters stone UN peacekeepers

2013-08-02 18:51

Police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters who hurled stones at a UN peacekeepers' convoy in the volatile east of the DRC.

UN deadline for M23 rebels passes

2013-08-01 18:39

A deadline set by UN peacekeepers for rebels in the volatile eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to lay down their weapons has passed, with the fighters facing force if they fail to disarm.

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.

UN threatens 'lethal force' against M23

2013-07-15 21:34

The United Nations says it is ready to use "lethal force" to stop a rebel advance on the DRC city of Goma after major new clashes erupted.

Armed group burns 16 alive in DRC

2013-06-13 15:00

An armed tribal movement burned 16 people alive in a house during a 1 June attack on a village in the Katanga province of the DRC, the UN sources say.

DRC province in push to save child soldiers

2013-05-14 08:57

Desperate to save children from being used as soldiers in the DRC, residents of the notorious "Triangle of Death" have taken matters into their own hands.

DRC rebels prepare to face UN force

2013-05-06 15:32

Rebels in the DRC are honing their ambush skills to prepare to face a new UN force which has a mandate to go on the offensive.

 

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.

First SA wounded as DRC ops hot up

2013-08-26 17:10

There have been heavy casualties as Congolese troops and UN forces battle M23 rebels in DRC with 2 SA soldiers injured.

Monusco to protect civilians in Goma

2013-08-22 23:10

The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in DRC has ordered his troops to take whatever action was needed to protect civilians after shelling hit the city of Goma.

UN says 'security zone' up in eastern DRC

2013-08-02 09:13

The UN says it has set up a secure zone around a key eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city after giving rebels an ultimatum to lay down their arms.

DRC rebels disarmament deadline approaches

2013-08-01 18:39

Rebels in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo face a deadline to lay down their arms, but they have dismissed the UN peacekeepers' ultimatum as irrelevant.

SANDF says troops not in Goma battle

2013-07-16 20:20

The SA National Defence Force has denied reports that its soldiers have been fighting with rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Rwanda complains about new Congo brigade

2013-07-15 21:34

Rwanda has accused the United Nations' new intervention brigade in eastern Congo of discussing collaboration with Hutu rebels linked to the Rwandan genocide of 1994.

M23 say will resume talks with govt

2013-06-06 14:01

DRC’s M23 rebels will send a delegation this weekend to resume peace talks with the government that were suspended in early May, an official says.

First intervention troops arrive in DRC

2013-05-13 21:47

The first troops belonging to an intervention brigade aimed at taking on armed groups in strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, have arrived for their mission, a UN official says.

Peace talks in trouble, says DRC's M23

2013-05-02 07:49

The Congolese rebel movement M23 has suspended peace talks with DRC’s government, a rebel spokesperson says, increasing fears of renewed violence in the country’s troubled east.

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