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.

9 DRC soldiers killed by Rwandan Hutu rebels

2015-04-08 09:05

Nine Congolese soldiers have been killed in an ambush by Rwandan Hutu rebels in the eastern DRC, a military source says, over a month after the army launched a sweeping offensive against the militia.

Obama urges Kabila to hold credible polls in DRC

2015-04-01 09:21

President Barack Obama is urging DRC’s president to hold “timely, credible and peaceful” elections that respect the country’s constitution.

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.


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.

Rwandan leader complains of rebels in DRC

2015-04-07 21:41

Rwandan President Paul Kagame says that 21 years after Rwanda's genocide, the country is still threatened by the rebels.

DRC military leaders sign pledge to combat rape

2015-03-31 21:29

DRC commanders have signed a declaration to combat sexual violence in war, a move welcomed by UN.

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.

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