UN cuts DRC peacekeepers

2015-03-26 18:58

The UN has approved cutting the DRC peacekeeping force by 2 000, far less than Kabila wanted.

Poachers slaughter 30 elephants in DRC

2015-03-23 18:00

Poachers have killed 30 elephants in a DRC national park in the past two weeks, park authorities say.

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 orders expulsion of 4 foreign activists

2015-03-19 09:42

DRC has ordered the immediate expulsion of four pro-democracy activists detained at the weekend during a news conference and criticised the US for supporting the event.

Virunga National Park’s protectors face new threat – oil explorers

2015-03-17 15:28

In the Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest natural reserve and home to the mountain gorilla, the endangered Great Ape and its habitat are under a new threat: oil exploration.

UN panel to probe Dag Hammarskjold's 1961 plane crash death

2015-03-17 05:00

The United Nations has named a panel of independent experts to reopen an investigation into the death of UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjöld in a mysterious 1961 plane crash.

DRC frees US diplomat but detains African activists

2015-03-16 14:15

A US diplomat at a pro-democracy meeting in DRC has been freed but the African activists detained alongside him remain in custody, government says.

Tracking the demise of Africa's elephants

2015-03-10 14:41

More than 53 000 elephants have been massacred in the last decade in Tanzania’s Selous game reserve.

DRC rights violations rife despite peace - Oxfam

2015-03-07 14:36

A two-year peace deal in the DRC has done little to improve human rights, with armed groups and state security forces abusing civilians with impunity, a report says.

ICC upholds war crimes acquittal of DRC leader

2015-02-27 17:30

The International Criminal Court has upheld the acquittal of Congolese ex-militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui who had been freed more than two years ago.


Ex-DRC child soldier apologises at UN for 1990s killings

2015-03-26 09:09

A former child soldier from DRC has told the UN Security Council he is sorry for the harm he caused after he was forcefully recruited from his school by an armed group at age 12.

Uganda shuts down 5 madrassas over training extremists

2015-03-23 14:37

A Ugandan police official says five madrassas across Uganda have been shut down over allegations they are training students to become extremists.

Violence erupts between army, rebels in DRC

2015-03-19 15:00

Violent clashes have erupted between the army and a militia in eastern DRC, forcing many civilians to flee their homes, officials say.

Detained DRC protesters freed

2015-03-18 16:21

Rights activists arrested this week in the eastern DRC during a protest outside local intelligence headquarters have been released, officials say.

DRC intelligence agents arrest activists in Goma

2015-03-17 15:22

Intelligence agents have detained at least 10 people in eastern DRC as they attempted to protest against arrests of pro-democracy activists in the capital, witnesses and an intelligence agent say.

US diplomat, reporters freed after DRC arrest

2015-03-16 22:34

An American diplomat and five journalists arrested alongside activists in Democratic Republic of Congo have been released.

DRC detains US diplomat

2015-03-16 06:29

DRC's security forces have detained a US diplomat in a raid that also targeted journalists and regional democracy activists and accused them of posing a threat to stability, a government spokesperson says.

DRC army captures rebel base

2015-03-09 23:31

The DRC army has taken a main rebel base in the east of the country, killing 62 and capturing 118 insurgents in the fighting.

DRC announces gains in offensive against rebels

2015-03-02 17:23

The Congolese army has killed rebels and captured 102 in its offensive in the east of the country, a government spokesperson says, announcing territorial gains.

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.

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