Congo soldiers clash with Rwandan rebels in camp

2015-05-25 21:07

Congolese soldiers have clashed with Rwandan Hutu rebels being held in eastern DRC, wounding at least six, as an agreement to move the rebels from one transit camp to another fell apart.

23 dead in new massacres in DRC's east

2015-05-14 15:12

Twenty-three people have been killed in two new massacres blamed on Ugandan rebels in the restless east of the DRC, a regional official says.

Killings by suspected Ugandan rebels draw protest in eastern DRC

2015-05-12 17:05

Hundreds of people have protested in the east of DRC after a machete attack by suspected Ugandan rebels in which a local activist said at least six people were killed.

Uganda seeking extradition of rebel leader from Tanzania

2015-05-07 13:28

Uganda is seeking the extradition of the leader of an Islamist armed group responsible for the massacre of civilians in Uganda and DRC, a police spokesperson says, according to dpa.

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.

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.

Rwandan troops cross into DRC, wound soldier

2015-04-23 09:15

Rwandan troops have crossed into eastern DRC and wounded a local soldier, the Congolese government says, drawing an immediate denial from Rwandan official.

Toll from DRC machete attack rises to 19

2015-04-17 09:21

Nineteen people, including a pregnant woman, have been killed in a machete attack in a region of the DRC that has been repeatedly attacked by Ugandan rebels, according to an updated death toll.

DRC illegally detained, tortured pro-democracy activists - HRW

2015-04-16 16:09

Security forces in DRC have illegally detained and tortured pro-democracy advocates as part of a crackdown before a presidential election next year, HRW says.

Belgian jailed for child rape in DRC

2015-04-15 09:03

An elderly Belgian has been sentenced to 20 years’ jail for raping two girls, aged 11 and 13, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the lawyer of one of the victims says.


Congo police abused illegal immigrants in crackdown

2015-05-18 11:10

Police in southern Congo have used violence and subjected illegal immigrants to degrading treatment in the second phase of a crackdown that drove thousands from the country, the Catholic Church and a local charity say.

Pygmies killed in DRC violence

2015-05-13 19:55

Dozens of Pygmies in Democratic Republic of Congo's southeast have been killed by Bantu militiamen in the past week.

DRC wants arrested extremist leader extradited

2015-05-11 09:49

The DRC wants the recently arrested leader of a Ugandan rebel group extradited to the central African country because he committed more killings there than in other nations, the justice minister says.

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.

Kidnapped landmine contractors freed in DRC - UN

2015-04-29 09:21

Three subcontractors for the United Nations' anti-landmine service who were kidnapped in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been released uninjured, the UN says.

Burundi on knife edge over president's possible 3rd-term run

2015-04-23 15:09

Any move by Burundi’s president to run for a third term risks undermining a peace deal that has kept the east African country calm since civil war ended a decade ago.

Congo's tax hike plan will hurt investment - CEO

2015-04-19 14:00

Any increase by the Democratic Republic of Congo in the taxes it levies on mining will stifle new investment, says Randgold Resources' chief executive.

DRC agrees to exhume bodies from mass grave

2015-04-16 22:01

DRC's government has agreed to exhume the bodies from a mass grave after accusations of killings.

UN urging exhumation of DRC mass grave

2015-04-16 09:06

The UN mission in DRC has urged the government to exhume more than 400 bodies buried last month in a mass grave, the head of the organisation’s human rights office says.

DRC authorities prepare new mass burial

2015-04-13 20:50

Congolese authorities have announced they would soon carry out a new collective burial in Kinshasa, amid international concern over the earlier discovery of a mass grave.

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