Bantus, Pygmies sign peace deal in DRC

2017-02-25 21:28

The Pygmy and Bantu people of the Democratic Republic of Congo have signed a peace deal to put an end to decades of deadly violence that has killed hundreds.

Fear hangs over busy Uganda - DRC border post

2017-02-24 18:54

The jagged, ice-capped Rwenzori Mountains stab at the sky above Mpondwe, a bustling border town in western Uganda.

DRC investigating alleged army massacre video

2017-02-22 20:58

The Democratic Republic of Congo has said it was investigating "facts brought to the public's attention" after a video purportedly showing government troops massacring civilians prompted outrage.

US 'deeply concerned' over alleged DRC video massacre

2017-02-21 18:01

The United States on Sunday said it was "deeply concerned" over a video purporting to show soldiers shooting dead unarmed civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC investigates video showing soldiers shooting militia

2017-02-21 10:47

The Democratic Republic of Congo's government has said it was investigating a video that shows uniformed soldiers shooting at apparent militia members who are armed with sticks, and that a commanding officer had been arrested.

Under pressure DRC govt vows to stem violence

2017-02-20 20:44

The Democratic Republic of Congo's government, under pressure to act after months of violence in the south, has vowed to move away from a solely military solution.

Uganda launches gold refinery, amid fears of dirty minerals

2017-02-20 18:35

A gold refinery primarily owned by a Belgian investor has been launched in Uganda amid concerns about the source of its minerals.

DRC govt under fire for violence after video massacre

2017-02-20 08:30

The Democratic Republic of Congo's government has come under pressure to stem violence after the emergence of a video purporting to show soldiers massacring unarmed civilians.

25 civilians killed in DRC ethnic attack

2017-02-19 11:00

Militiamen from the Democratic Republic of Congo's Nande ethnic group have killed 25 civilians in the country's violence-torn east, almost all of them hacked to death with machetes, local officials and activists say.

Top Africa stories: Cyclone Dineo, Zim

2017-02-16 19:23

Cyclone Dineo has killed a child in Mozambique, and Zimbabwe's Joice Mujuru says a group of party leaders she expelled last week were "seeking to turn her into a sex slave".


Top Africa stories: MTN, Mugabe, Gambia

2017-02-24 19:59

Mobile operator MTN has shut down its head office in Abuja after protesters against xenophobic attacks in SA tried to storm it, and all is set for President Mugabe's birthday bash.

16 rebels killed in fighting with army in DRC's east

2017-02-23 18:14

A Congo military spokesperson says the army has killed at least 16 members of a former rebel group who crossed back into Democratic Republic of Congo's east.

Uganda gold refinery raises alarm over conflict minerals

2017-02-22 20:58

The inauguration of Uganda's first gold refinery has sparked concern over the possibility of dirty minerals from regional conflict zones making their way into the country.

UN: DRC must stop rights violations by its armed forces

2017-02-21 16:00

The United Nations commissioner for human rights has called on Democratic Republic of Congo's government to stop human rights violations by armed forces.

France, US pressure DRC over video massacre

2017-02-20 21:37

The United States and France have called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate a video purporting to show soldiers massacring 50 to 100 unarmed civilians in the violence-wracked center of the country.

Top Africa stories: Cyclone Dineo, Somalia, Mugabe

2017-02-20 19:39

At least 50 families stranded by floods in Zimbabwe have been 'airlifted to safety', and the death toll in Somalia's deadly suicide bombing has risen to 39.

DRC dubs video massacre fake, but admits 'excesses'

2017-02-20 12:00

A Democratic Republic of Congo spokesperson has condemned as "ridiculous montage" a video purporting to show a massacre of unarmed civilians by DRC soldiers.

Pope calls for quick accord to end DRC violence

2017-02-19 16:30

Pope Francis has urged leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo to act quickly to resolve its political crisis and curb violence, condemning in particular the use of child soldiers.

DRC urged to break crisis 'impasse' by UN, AU, EU

2017-02-17 16:32

The international community has urged government and opposition parties in Democratic Republic of Congo to restart deadlocked talks to set up a transition regime ahead of elections due late this year.

$1.8bn election costs 'too expensive', says DRC budget minister

2017-02-16 15:36

There are doubts the Democratic Republic of Congo will hold its presidential elections following indications the country will not be able to afford the cost of organising the poll.

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