UN mission in DRC forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal

2017-09-21 16:26

The United Nation sexual abuse and exploitation is back in the spotlight with fresh calls for reform

US, EU slam DRC army for using 'excessive force'

2017-09-21 10:10

The US and EU have urged Congolese security forces to refrain from using "excessive force" after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees last week, killing over 30.

UN calls on DRC to protect refugees after deadly shooting

2017-09-19 21:01

The UN refugee agency is calling on Democratic Republic of Congo's government to ensure protection for refugees and asylum-seekers after Congolese soldiers shot and killed at least 39 Burundian protesters, including a child.

In DRC's wounded heart, voting drive offers hope for peace

2017-09-18 18:31

After more than a year of bloodshed, faint hopes of peace are starting to stir in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC opens inquiry into killing of dozens of Burundian refugees

2017-09-17 20:12

The Democratic Republic of Congo says it has opened an inquiry after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens.

At least 34 Burundian refugees killed by DRC forces, official says

2017-09-16 17:59

An official says Congolese forces have allegedly shot and killed at least 34 Burundian refugees in an area near Burundi's border.

From war in DRC to swimming the open ocean

2017-09-12 06:13

He escaped conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012 and travelled 3 400km to Cape Town. Now, almost five years after getting asylum, Arafat Gatabazi will embark on a 12km swim from Robben Island to Sea Point to raise funds for a crèche in Khayelitsha.

WHO sounds alarm over DRC cholera epidemic

2017-09-10 12:00

The World Health Organization has sounded the alarm over a cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo which has already claimed 528 lives and reached "worrying proportions".

Corruption fuelling ivory trade in central Africa: study

2017-09-07 18:20

Sophisticated international trafficking of ivory in central Africa is being fuelled by high levels of corruption, according to a report published Thursday.

WATCH: DRC schools hit hard as teachers strike over poor pay

2017-09-05 13:34

The new school year has begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo - but many pupils and teachers are nowhere to be seen.


Why were 39 Burundian refugees shot dead in DRC?

2017-09-21 14:09

On Friday, Congolese forces opened fire on a crowd of protesting Burundian refugees in DRC. But why were they killed?

12 dead, 92 missing as floods hit eastern DRC

2017-09-20 20:02

At least 12 people died and 92 were missing after heavy rains caused flooding in two villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an official has said.

Bodies of 17 people fleeing violence found in DRC lake

2017-09-19 19:00

The bodies of 17 civilians apparently fleeing violence in the troubled North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo were found in Lake Edward, a local official has said .

Dozens killed after DRC soldiers open fire on Burundi refugees

The Democratic Republic of Congo government has opened an inquiry, after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens. Watch for more.

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Children flee, fight amid DRC's growing Kasai violence

2017-09-17 14:00

DRC's Kasai region is the latest deadly hotspot in the vast central African country that has had violent rebellions for decades. Once again, children are among the most vulnerable victims.

DRC begins registering voters in turbulent Kasai provinces

2017-09-12 20:48

Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission says it has started voter registration in the turbulent Kasai provinces where thousands have been killed in fighting in the past year.

DRC conflict, weak education leave millions out of school

2017-09-11 19:32

A humanitarian organisation says fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo has forced hundreds of thousands of children to stop their education, making them a part of the 7.4 million children who are out of school in the country.

Burned villages, enormous suffering in DRC's Kasai: UN

2017-09-08 17:01

The United Nations refugee agency says entire villages have been burned in the Democratic Republic of Congo's turbulent Kasai region where more than 1 million people have fled fighting among armed groups and government troops.

PICS: DRC's late dictator Mobutu Sese Seko awaits return home 20 years on

2017-09-06 15:26

Twenty years on from his death in exile in Morocco, only the initials MSS mark the grave in Rabat as the resting place of Mobutu Sese Seko, the self-styled "King of Zaire".

At least 8 killed as lightning strikes goldmine in DRC

2017-09-04 17:50

At least eight people have died after a bolt of lightning struck a small-scale goldmine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an official says.

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