UN panel doesn't rule out DRC forces in UN experts' murder

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A panel monitoring sanctions against Democratic Republic of Congo says evidence in the murder of two UN experts leaves open the possibility that members of the government's security services, a militia, or other armed groups were responsible

UN to close five peacekeepers' bases in eastern DRC

2017-07-20 06:23

Five UN peacekeepers' bases in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to close at the end of July,says the UN mission there, describing it as a change in operational style.

Kidnapped US journalist in DRC found safe and sound

2017-07-16 19:11

A US journalist kidnapped by a militia group in the DRC has been found safe and sound , a senior official says, as another source said five people had been killed in clashes.

EU urges SA to convince DRC to hold elections

2017-07-16 06:05

A high-ranking EU diplomat this week urged South Africa and the region to get more involved in nudging the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) towards elections because there was a real possibility of the country collapsing.

DRC must identify those behind Kasai massacres: UN official

2017-07-14 08:00

DRC must identify both senior army personnel and politicians behind the massacres in the volatile Kasai region, a top UN human rights official says.

Journalist killed in DRC

2017-07-12 15:51

A Congolese journalist working for state broadcaster RTNC has been killed by an unknown assailant at his home in the northeast of the country, officials say, adding that it was too early to speculate on the motive.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Burundi

2017-07-11 08:46

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been accused of endangering the country's democracy, and Zimbabwe is considering legalising the production of cannabis for medical purposes to lure investors.

DRC's opposition blasts election delays as 'provocation'

2017-07-10 18:59

The main opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo has blasted as a "provocation" and a power grab an announcement that elections to end a deep political crisis in the mineral-rich country will likely not be held this year.

PICS: Exhibition in France promotes African photographers

2017-07-10 11:55

This year's La Gacilly photo festival in France has decided to celebrate the African culture through a variety of pictures taken by both renowned and amateur photographers.

Eight DRC soldiers get stiff jail terms for Kasai killings

2017-07-07 10:03

A military court in DRC has handed stiff jail terms, including life imprisonment, to eight soldiers for killing civilians in the violence-wracked central Kasai region following mounting pressure from the UN.


US opposes seat for DRC at UN rights council

2017-07-20 11:29

The US has berated African countries for backing a bid by the DRC to win a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, saying the move would fuel the conflict in the African country.

DRC may be linked to UN experts' murder: report

2017-07-19 10:11

UN experts say they are not ruling out the possible involvement of Democratic Republic of Congo state security forces in the murder of two of their colleagues.

At least 27 dead, 54 missing, in DRC boat sinking: local official

2017-07-16 16:15

At least 27 people have died and 54 are missing after a boat sank in the river Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official says.

US journalist, DRC rangers disappear after militia attack

2017-07-15 18:07

An American journalist and at least nine Congolese security guards have disappeared after militia members attacked a security station in a nature reserve in northeast DRC, a local official says.

UN identifies 38 new probable mass graves in DRC

2017-07-13 08:09

Another 38 probable mass graves have been discovered in DRC in the country's troubled central region of Kasai, the United nations says.

DRC envoy says 11 new arrests in killing of 2 UN experts

2017-07-12 13:30

The DRC's UN ambassador says investigations into the killing of two UN experts have led to 11 new arrests, including eight people said to have "played a direct role" in the murders.

DRC police free abducted Indian businessman

2017-07-11 08:46

An Indian businessman who was seized in the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo 19 days ago by a kidnapping ring has been freed, Kinshasa police say.

Vote to replace Kabila 'probably not possible' in 2017

2017-07-10 15:30

A vote to replace President Joseph Kabila will probably not be possible this year, president of Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission says, in a move that will violate a deal that let Kabila stay on past the end of his mandate.

DRC election commission: Vote can't be held by end of year

2017-07-09 13:25

The head of Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission says it is not possible to organize presidential elections by the end of this year.

Tanzania says 24 truckers kidnapped in DRC

2017-07-06 06:05

Tanzania's foreign ministry says 24 truckers driving in a convoy from the country have been kidnapped by the Mai-Mai militia in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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