Uganda charges 18 for murder of Muslim clerics

2015-01-30 15:02

A Ugandan Muslim sheikh and 17 others have been charged with killing two fellow clerics, a case police say is linked to Islamist rebels in the DRC.

Chinese become targets in DRC anti-govt riots

2015-01-25 14:06

Clashes between DRC police and political protesters that left at least 40 people dead last week have also revealed the level of hostility towards the Chinese in the capital Kinshasa.

Killers of Rwandan anti-graft activist jailed for 20 years

2015-01-23 11:16

Two Rwandan police officers have been jailed for 20 years for killing an anti-corruption activist who was investigating mineral smuggling from DRC.

Joseph Kabila is a steely, enigmatic leader

2015-01-22 19:13

Propelled to power by the 2001 murder of his father, Congolese President Joseph Kabila has since struggled with the challenge of ruling a vast mineral-rich nation ravaged by incessant conflict.

Kinshasa restores internet, blocks mobile phones

2015-01-22 15:15

Authorities restored internet access in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, but kept mobile phones blocked on the fourth day of violent protests.

Vodacom DRC's internet, SMS services suspended

2015-01-22 10:34

The DRC government has ordered all mobile networks in the country to suspend internet and SMS services amid violent protests.

DRC protests enter 3rd day, at least 42 dead

2015-01-21 14:44

At least 42 people have been killed in three days of protests in DRC over a proposed legal reform the opposition says would keep President Joseph Kabila in power for years, a rights group says.

More violence in DRC

2015-01-20 22:31

Fresh clashes have erupted as demonstrators rampaged in the Democratic Republic of Congo a day after deadly protests.

Tensions boil in DRC after deadly protest

2015-01-20 07:40

DRC opposition says the situation in tense in the central African country after several people were shot dead during demonstrations against alleged plans by President Joseph Kabila to extend his rule.

Police open fire in DRC ahead of planned demo

2015-01-19 14:54

Police have wounded two students after they opened fire to disperse thousands of youths protesting against President Joseph Kabila in the DRC, witnesses say.

SA troops prepare to ‘neutralise’ Hutu rebels

2015-01-18 14:07

South African troops in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are preparing for battle against Hutu rebels after they missed a 2 January deadline to surrender.

New DRC offensive against rebels imminent

2015-01-16 17:14

The DRC government says an offensive against the FDLR rebel group is only a matter of time.

60 rebels surrender in eastern DRC

2015-01-15 12:24

At least 60 fighters belonging to one of the armed groups operating in eastern DRC have surrendered their weapons.

DRC Police disperse census protesters

2015-01-12 22:06

Police have fired tear gas at demonstrators trying to protest against a parliamentary debate on a proposed census in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ibenge names DRC squad

2015-01-09 21:50

DR Congo coach Florent Ibenge has named a 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

DRC tells UN its troops are ready to act against rebels

2015-01-08 10:03

The UN says DRC’s president has assured Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that his army is ready to join the UN troops in a military offensive against a rebel group that failed to surrender by a 2 January deadline.

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.

DRC rebels miss SA disarmament deadline

2015-01-04 10:20

The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) have missed the deadline set by the Southern African Development Community to voluntarily disarm themselves.


DRC stifles anti-Kabila protest

2015-01-26 21:11

A call by the Congolese opposition for peaceful demonstrations to oust President Joseph Kabila has gone unheeded as authorities maintained a crippling block on text messages and social networks.

DRC speaker: Security 'lapses' left 40 dead

2015-01-24 16:05

Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament speaker has admitted - briefly - security services "lapses" during protests against President Joseph Kabila that left around 40 people dead.

Senate drops clause requiring census before DRC vote

2015-01-23 12:49

DRC’s Senate has dropped a clause requiring a national census before 2016 presidential elections, following days of violent protests.

DRC army, rebels clash

2015-01-22 20:39

Nearly 30 people have been killed over the past week in clashes between the Congolese army and one of the armed groups operating in the east of the country.

Deadly protests: West urges DRC to suspend new election law

2015-01-22 16:39

Western powers have urged DRC to withdraw or re-draft divisive changes to electoral law after days of deadly protests over the legislation, diplomatic sources said.

Fresh violence in DRC as Senate votes on election law

2015-01-22 14:47

Riot police have opened fire on protesters in the DRC in a new bout of violence as the Senate is set to vote on a controversial bill that would extend President Joseph Kabila’s rule.

Church backs DRC protesters

2015-01-21 21:06

Democratic Republic of Congo's powerful Catholic church has thrown its weight behind opposition to a move that could extend President Joseph Kabila's rule.

Gunfire in DRC as protesters tell Kabila 'get out'

2015-01-21 13:57

Gunshots have been heard as police cracked down on a new student demonstration at Kinshasa’s university following two days of bloody violence in the capital.

DRC cops fire shots to disperse protesters

2015-01-20 15:29

Police have fired shots in the air to disperse crowds protesting for a second day against a proposed revision to the DRC’s electoral code that could delay a presidential election slated for 2016.

DRC cops kill 15 protesters - claim

2015-01-19 20:41

Thousands have demonstrated against alleged plans by DRC President Joseph Kabila to extend his rule, with an opposition representative saying 15 protesters were killed.

DRC police fire tear gas at protesters in Kinshasa

2015-01-19 14:08

Security forces have fired tear gas at hundreds of rock-throwing protesters in the DRC as opposition parties try to block election reforms that may delay elections due in 2016.

Ugandan rebels kidnap 10 in DRC

2015-01-17 09:28

A Ugandan rebel group has kidnapped about 10 people in northern Congo, witnesses say.

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.

Tanzania ready to take on DRC rebels - Kikwete

2015-01-14 16:17

Tanzania is ready to take on Rwandan rebels in eastern DRC, President Jakaya Kikwete says, suggesting a joint offensive with the UN-backed, South African forces is imminent.

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.

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.

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.

Hospital staff strike over alleged fraud

2015-01-04 13:00

Kinshasa hospital staff have gone on strike after the hospital's bank accounts were frozen for alleged tax fraud, preventing it from paying employees.

DRC rape doc protests seizing of hospital accounts

2015-01-02 11:48

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, famed for helping rape victims in the DRC has called the seizure of his hospital’s bank accounts “unjustified” and fiscal “harassment”.

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