Frenchman and 3 Congolese hostages are released in DRC

2017-05-28 19:54

A French man and three Congolese men have been released after being kidnapped in March from a Canadian mining company in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in March, says DRC's government.

Christmas comes in May for DRC's Kimbanguists

2017-05-27 19:03

A cow carried on a stretcher as an offering plus a choir chanting effervescent songs of praise while a brass band plays.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Tunisia, I coast

2017-05-24 08:00

A drunk cop video has sparked conversation on social media about Zimbabwean police brutality, and the death of a Tunisian protester at the hands of police has sparked fears of more unrest.

DRC opens probe into ex-minister's role in Kasai violence

2017-05-23 21:38

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have opened an investigation into whether a former government minister may have played a role in inciting violence in the turbulent Kasai provinces.

German broadcaster says Burundi reporter held in DRC

2017-05-22 20:02

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has demanded the immediate release of its Burundian correspondent who was arrested last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nearly 70 prisoners flee in second DRC jail break

2017-05-19 18:59

Dozens of prisoners have escaped from a jail in Democratic Republic of Congo, less than 48 hours after rebels attacked Kinshasa's main prison, freeing their leader and 50 others.

UN worried by new heavy weapons in C Africa

2017-05-18 21:26

A recent attack targeting UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic was carried out with heavy weapons that have not been used in other outbreaks of fighting, a UN official has said.

Norwegian freed from DRC prison won't be tried back home

2017-05-18 19:36

Norway's foreign minister says the Norwegian-British man freed from a life sentence in a Democratic Republic of Congo prison for murder will not be tried back home.

'Several dangerous criminals' on the run after DRC prison break

2017-05-18 13:24

Police in DRC say "several dangerous criminals and the authors of horrible crimes" as well as the sect leader were hiding in different parts of Kinshasa following a prison break.

Rebel chief on the run after DRC prison break

2017-05-17 21:08

Rebels from an outlawed political-religious group attacked Kinshasa's central prison, breaking out their leader and about 50 other prisoners, the Congolese government has said.


French hostage freed in DRC

2017-05-28 18:06

A Frenchman who was abducted in early March in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed, the office of President Emmanuel Macron has announced.

400 000 DRC children at risk in violence-hit Kasai: Unicef

2017-05-24 19:42

Almost 400 000 children risk dying of hunger in Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled Kasai region where months of violence has driven over a million people from their homes, Unicef has said.

UN questions DRC probe of experts' murder

2017-05-23 22:44

The United Nations has raised questions about the Democratic Republic of Congo's probe of the murder of two UN experts investigating mass graves, saying it appeared to have been done in haste.

Deutsche Welle says Burundi reporter freed by DRC

2017-05-23 10:36

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has announced that its Burundian correspondent, arrested on accusations of spying in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week, has been freed.

2 suspects face trial soon in deaths of UN experts in DRC

2017-05-20 18:00

Authorities in in the Democratic republic of Congo say two suspects soon will face trial in the gruesome killings of two United Nations experts and their interpreter.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, DRC, Malawi

2017-05-19 08:15

Zimbabwe is set to build a new university in honour of president Mugabe, and SA has deported at least 300 Malawian citizens, who had been living illegally in the country.

WHO eyes vaccine trial for Ebola-hit DRC

2017-05-18 21:26

An unlicensed Ebola vaccine could soon be tested in a remote region of the Democratic Republic of Congo hit by an outbreak of the virus, the World Health Organisation has said.

WHO: 400 contacts being traced in DRC's Ebola outbreak

2017-05-18 16:33

Health workers are monitoring more than 400 people amid an Ebola outbreak in a remote corner of DRC where already three deaths have been blamed on the virus, the World Health Organisation says.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Bashir , DRC

2017-05-18 08:28

President Robert Mugabe's party has reportedly shipped in brand new cars worth millions of dollars for election campaign, and Zimbabwe’s national airline has been barred from flying to Europe.

Christian sect attacks DRC prison, frees leader, 50 more

2017-05-17 16:30

Members of a Christian sect have attacked a prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital, freeing the leader of their group and 50 others

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