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SADC summit to discuss Lesotho, DRC

2014-09-15 09:32

The political impasse in Lesotho is expected to dominate the agenda at the SADC troika summit to be held in Pretoria, reports say.

Australian may have its first Ebola case

2014-09-11 10:27

An Australian hospital is treating a patient who returned from the DRC as a suspected Ebola case, although a doctor says the man is unlikely to have the deadly disease.

SADC holds Ebola meeting in Zimbabwe

2014-09-05 12:53

SADC health ministers are holding a two-day meeting in Zimbabwe to hammer out a regional strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic following cases of the virus in the DRC.

Ebola kills 31 in DRC, says WHO

2014-09-02 14:34

An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the DRC has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained in a remote north-western region, the WHO says.

DRC court opens new hearing in activist's murder

2014-08-30 06:15

The Supreme Court in the DRC is preparing for a new hearing in the 2010 murder by police of the country’s most prominent human rights activist, Floribert Chebeya.

UN releases $1.5m to help DRC fight Ebola

2014-08-28 05:56

The United Nations has allocated $1.5m to help the Democratic Republic of Congo fight Ebola, just days after the country confirmed its first cases this year.

WHO shuts S Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola

2014-08-27 07:42

The WHO says it has shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst-ever outbreak of the disease.

Experts: Torture common in E Africa, DRC

2014-08-26 19:29

Human rights experts from five East African countries and DRC say despite progress in their countries in ratifying the UN Convention against Torture, human rights abuse is still prevalent.

Haemorrhagic fever killed 13 in DRC in 10 days

2014-08-22 11:36

A haemorrhagic fever of unknown origin has killed 13 people in the north-western Democratic Republic of Congo since 11 August, a health ministry official says.

Cabinet nod for huge hydro power treaty

2014-08-21 13:21

Cabinet has approved a treaty which would see SA buy over half of the power generated on the Congo River by the world's biggest hydroelectric project.

3 000 DRC sex victims in 6 months

2014-08-18 22:51

There have been nearly 3 000 victims of sexual violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo during the first half of this year.

DRC urged to do more to stop illegal logging

2014-08-13 10:55

The DRC takes pride in recent steps to prevent illegal logging in its vast equatorial forests, but experts argue these measures are far from enough to stop a thriving business.

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.

State: Try DRC rebel group in SA

2014-08-04 17:46

Members of a DRC rebel group accused of plotting to overthrow President Joseph Kabila's government while in South Africa must be tried in this country, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

DRC plotters argue in PTA court

2014-07-28 20:36

Members of a rebel DRC group, accused of plotting to overthrow President Joseph Kabila while in SA, are challenging the validity of local foreign military assistance legislation.

Gunfire near military base in DRC capital

2014-07-22 17:41

Unidentified gunmen have attacked a major military base in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa.

Kidnapped women, kids sex slaves in DRC

2014-07-17 05:00

Women and children are being kidnapped by armed gangs and forced to work as sex slaves in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kabila destroys own dagga

2014-07-03 21:01

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has directed security officials to destroy a marijuana plantation grown by his own guards.

UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DRC

2014-07-02 07:35

The UN Security Council has decided to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels who are active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats say.

Conflict minerals law starts

2014-07-01 11:30

A US law on conflict minerals is curbing African warlords' presence around mines in Congo, but its full impact remains unclear.

SA equipment can't be serviced in DRC - dept

2014-06-24 15:30
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The heavy equipment used by South African military engineers working on roads in the Democratic Republic of Congo can only be serviced in South Africa, the defence department says.

Over 50m driven from homes by war, crisis

2014-06-20 14:35

The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syria hardest hit, the UN refugee agency says.

LRA massacres 68 elephants in DRC

2014-06-14 10:30

National park group have sounded the alarm over LRA poacher attacks on elephants in DRC's Garamba park.

Troops face-off at DRC-Rwanda border

2014-06-12 18:30

Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda have sent extra troops to their shared border after gunfire briefly broke out for the second day.

Rwanda, DRC trade blame for heavy fighting

2014-06-12 10:13

The Rwandan and Congolese governments have blamed each other for an outbreak of heavy fighting on the border between the two neighbours, which are locked in a decades-long conflict.

 

DRC opposition leader jailed for insulting Kabila

2014-09-12 07:56

A senior opposition lawmaker in the DRC has been sentenced to one year in prison for insulting the country’s president and government, one of his lawyers says.

Thousands mourn Italian nuns killed in Burundi

2014-09-10 18:21

Thousands of mourners in Burundi have celebrated the lives of three Italian nuns who were brutally murdered before their bodies were taken to the DRC for burial.

WHO: Ebola outbreak in DRC remains contained

2014-09-03 07:48

The Ebola outbreak in DRC is centred in a district sufficiently remote to be both a blessing and a bane for medical staff and according to WHO, the outbreak remains “contained”.

Doctors Without Borders hostage freed in DRC

2014-09-01 05:46

An employee of Doctors Without Borders held hostage for more than a year in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed, the medical aid group says.

Rwanda delays verdict in 'attack plot' officer trial

2014-08-29 16:04

A Rwandan court says it would consider potential fresh evidence in the trial of an ex-army officer accused of plotting attacks on the state, delaying expected verdict.

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

2014-08-27 08:58

Liberia’s leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office says.

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.

MSF offers limited help in DRC Ebola outbreak

2014-08-26 19:29

Medicins Sans Frontieres, the leading organisation in fighting Ebola, can provide only limited support to tackle a new outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

'Crucial' to protect victims in mass rape trial of DRC officer

2014-08-22 11:36

It is "crucial" that hundreds of witnesses and victims are protected in the trial of a senior army officer accused of crimes against humanity in the DRC, legal activists say.

Illness with Ebola-like symptoms kills several in Congo

2014-08-20 21:14

The DRC has sent its health minister and a team of experts to the remote northern Equateur province after several people died there from a disease with Ebola-like symptoms.

DRC army accused of executing PoWs

2014-08-18 18:55

Former rebels beaten last November by government and UN troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo have accused the army of executing 10 prisoners of war.

Israeli billionaire strikes oil in DRC

2014-08-08 11:39

Billionaire Dan Gertler's company has discovered an amount of oil similar to the proven reserves of oil producers Britain and South Sudan in the DRC.

US warns DRC rebels of military action

2014-08-05 22:17

The United States has warned that the last major illegal armed group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo must surrender in "significant" numbers soon or face military action to eliminate it.

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.

'For protein I prefer insects to meat'

2014-07-28 11:35

In Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion, from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners to crispy caterpillars and snacky termites that stick in your teeth.

Delay in trial of DRC's alleged coup plotters

2014-07-22 08:36

The trial of 20 men accused of plotting to overthrow Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has been delayed in the North Gauteng High Court after applications by 14 of the accused were launched.

ICC asylum seekers return to Kinshasa

2014-07-07 18:46

Three Congolese witnesses who testified before the International Criminal Court have been returned to Kinshasa after failed asylum bids in the Netherlands.

DRC Catholic bishops urge Kabila to step aside

2014-07-02 19:25

The influential Roman Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has urged President Joseph Kabila to respect constitutional terms limits and not seek re-election.

W African nations in crisis talks as Ebola spreads

2014-07-02 06:11

Health ministers from across western Africa will meet to plan "drastic action" against the deadliest ever Ebola epidemic as dozens of new cases continue to emerge.

Africa's oldest nature park counts on sustainability

2014-06-30 12:25

People living in and around Africa's oldest wildlife reserve - Virunga National Park - threatened by armed groups and oil prospectors, are pinning their hopes on sustainable development projects.

Sars freezes assets of Khulubuse Zuma's 'fixer' - report

2014-06-22 12:00
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Khulubuse Zuma's business partner and "fixer" - Jen-Chih "Robert" Huang - is in hot water with Sars after having his assets frozen over a R541m tax claim.

DRC conservationist accused of oil plot

2014-06-17 07:08

A senior Congolese conservationist has been sacked after he was accused of colluding in major oil exploration plans by a British firm in one of Africa's oldest national parks.

Poachers massacre elephants in Congo park

2014-06-13 13:22

A non-profit group running nature reserves in Africa has sounded the alarm over a months-long slaughter of elephants by poachers in one of Africa's oldest national parks.

Fighting flares up on DRC-Rwanda border

2014-06-12 11:29

Fighting has flared again on the border of Rwanda and the DRC, the second day of skirmishes between two neighbours locked in a decades-long dispute, sources say.

Rwanda, DRC soldiers exchange fire

2014-06-11 20:12

Fighting involving heavy weapons flared again between Congolese soldiers and Rwandan troops on their volatile border further straining relations between the rival neighbours.

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