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DRC crowd kills man, eats him

2014-10-31 21:06

A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast DRC before burning and eating his corpse.

Scores feared dead in DRC floods

2014-10-28 20:52

Scores of people are feared dead in terrible floods that have hit the strife-torn east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola sleuths scour DRC jungle for source of outbreak

2014-10-23 10:55

Medical sleuths are deep in the jungle of the Democratic Republic of Congo trying to track down the origins of the latest Ebola outbreak in the country.

African rivalries weaken UN hand against rebels in DRC

2014-10-22 12:38

Hundreds of Rwandan rebels in eastern DRC are defying a six month ultimatum to disarm, ratcheting up pressure on the UN peacekeepers to eliminate, a force at the heart of two decades of conflict.

US urges DRC to rescind expulsion of UN rights envoy

2014-10-21 14:41

The US has urged Kinshasa to reverse a decision to expel the UN's rights envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo after a damning report on police violence.

Gunmen free 100s of prisoners in east DRC

2014-10-20 10:00

Heavily armed gunmen have freed at least 300 inmates from a prison in eastern DRC, the provincial minister of justice says, amid fears over deteriorating security in the mineral rich region.

22 hacked to death by rebels in eastern DRC

2014-10-18 22:30

A Congolese official says that 22 people have been killed in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo believed to be by Ugandan rebels.

26 killed in DRC attack - army

2014-10-16 15:55

Twenty six people have been killed in an attack on Beni, a major town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a Congolese army spokesperson says.

2020 nature protection plan falling behind - UN

2014-10-06 08:53

Governments are failing to meet goals to protect animals and plants set out in a biodiversity plan for 2020 that also aims to increase food supplies and slow climate change, a UN report says.

DRC Ebola outbreak kills 42 since August

2014-10-01 17:24

The Democratic Republic of Congo raised its death toll from the deadly Ebola virus to 42 as it struggled to contain the second outbreak of the deadly disease in Africa this year.

2 Rwandan cops held over killing of anti-graft activist

2014-09-26 09:36

Rwanda has arrested two policemen in connection with the murder of an anti-corruption campaigner who had been investigating mineral smuggling from neighbouring DRC, police say.

SADC summit to discuss Lesotho, DRC

2014-09-15 09:32

The political impasse in Lesotho is expected to dominate the agenda at the SADC troika summit to be held in Pretoria, reports say.

Australian may have its first Ebola case

2014-09-11 10:27

An Australian hospital is treating a patient who returned from the DRC as a suspected Ebola case, although a doctor says the man is unlikely to have the deadly disease.

SADC holds Ebola meeting in Zimbabwe

2014-09-05 12:53

SADC health ministers are holding a two-day meeting in Zimbabwe to hammer out a regional strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic following cases of the virus in the DRC.

Ebola kills 31 in DRC, says WHO

2014-09-02 14:34

An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the DRC has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained in a remote north-western region, the WHO says.

DRC court opens new hearing in activist's murder

2014-08-30 06:15

The Supreme Court in the DRC is preparing for a new hearing in the 2010 murder by police of the country’s most prominent human rights activist, Floribert Chebeya.

UN releases $1.5m to help DRC fight Ebola

2014-08-28 05:56

The United Nations has allocated $1.5m to help the Democratic Republic of Congo fight Ebola, just days after the country confirmed its first cases this year.

WHO shuts S Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola

2014-08-27 07:42

The WHO says it has shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst-ever outbreak of the disease.

Experts: Torture common in E Africa, DRC

2014-08-26 19:29

Human rights experts from five East African countries and DRC say despite progress in their countries in ratifying the UN Convention against Torture, human rights abuse is still prevalent.

Haemorrhagic fever killed 13 in DRC in 10 days

2014-08-22 11:36

A haemorrhagic fever of unknown origin has killed 13 people in the north-western Democratic Republic of Congo since 11 August, a health ministry official says.

Cabinet nod for huge hydro power treaty

2014-08-21 13:21

Cabinet has approved a treaty which would see SA buy over half of the power generated on the Congo River by the world's biggest hydroelectric project.

3 000 DRC sex victims in 6 months

2014-08-18 22:51

There have been nearly 3 000 victims of sexual violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo during the first half of this year.

DRC urged to do more to stop illegal logging

2014-08-13 10:55

The DRC takes pride in recent steps to prevent illegal logging in its vast equatorial forests, but experts argue these measures are far from enough to stop a thriving business.

UN warns DRC rebels to disarm or face military

2014-08-08 08:18

The UN mission chief in the Democratic Republic of Congo has warned the last remaining rebel group in the east to lay down arms or face military action.

State: Try DRC rebel group in SA

2014-08-04 17:46

Members of a DRC rebel group accused of plotting to overthrow President Joseph Kabila's government while in South Africa must be tried in this country, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

 

14 people killed in DRC machete attack

2014-10-31 08:18

Fourteen people have been killed in a machete attack by Ugandan rebels in the Beni region in the DRC, where nearly 100 civilians have already perished, a non-governmental group says.

DRC may be declared Ebola-free in late November

2014-10-24 20:42

The DRC could be declared Ebola-free in late November, as its two-month outbreak apparently fizzles out, the World Health Organisation says.

DRC, UN troops fire during protest

2014-10-22 18:58

DRC troops and United Nations peacekeepers have fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a UN base at Beni.

DRC rape doc wins EU Sakharov human rights prize

2014-10-22 09:29

Gynaecologist Denis Mukwege has won the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize for his work in helping thousands of gang rape victims in the DRC.

Ugandan rebels spread fear with DRC massacres

2014-10-21 08:29

'You sent soldiers to wipe us out, but here we are.' That was the chilling message from Ugandan rebels during the latest massacre in the northeastern DRC, according to one survivor.

UN blasts Kinshasa for expelling top envoy

2014-10-20 08:15

The UN rights chief has condemned Kinshasa for expelling his top envoy to the DRC, and accused the authorities of intimidating other members of his staff.

Massive machete attack in DRC

2014-10-16 21:44

Rebels have killed 26 people with machetes in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

'Terminator' trial date set

2014-10-10 08:06

Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed 'The Terminator', will face trial next year for war crimes including using child soldiers and sex slaves in his rebel army, the International Criminal Court says.

Demobilised fighters in DRC camp starve to death

2014-10-01 21:07

More than 100 demobilised militia fighters and their family members have died from starvation and disease in a remote military camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

2 000 protest DRC leader's bid to extend rule

2014-09-27 18:53

More than 2 000 people have taken to the streets of Kinshasa to protest a bid by President Joseph Kabila to modify the constitution to be able to stay in power beyond his two-term limit.

DRC sees Ebola breakthrough

2014-09-24 08:56

The Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded no new cases of the Ebola virus in the past 12 days, a local official says.

DRC opposition leader jailed for insulting Kabila

2014-09-12 07:56

A senior opposition lawmaker in the DRC has been sentenced to one year in prison for insulting the country’s president and government, one of his lawyers says.

Thousands mourn Italian nuns killed in Burundi

2014-09-10 18:21

Thousands of mourners in Burundi have celebrated the lives of three Italian nuns who were brutally murdered before their bodies were taken to the DRC for burial.

WHO: Ebola outbreak in DRC remains contained

2014-09-03 07:48

The Ebola outbreak in DRC is centred in a district sufficiently remote to be both a blessing and a bane for medical staff and according to WHO, the outbreak remains “contained”.

Doctors Without Borders hostage freed in DRC

2014-09-01 05:46

An employee of Doctors Without Borders held hostage for more than a year in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed, the medical aid group says.

Rwanda delays verdict in 'attack plot' officer trial

2014-08-29 16:04

A Rwandan court says it would consider potential fresh evidence in the trial of an ex-army officer accused of plotting attacks on the state, delaying expected verdict.

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

2014-08-27 08:58

Liberia’s leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office says.

UN backs military action against DRC rebels

2014-08-26 22:16

The UN Security Council has backed joint military action by the UN force in the Democratic Republic of Congo and government troops against former Hutu rebels.

MSF offers limited help in DRC Ebola outbreak

2014-08-26 19:29

Medicins Sans Frontieres, the leading organisation in fighting Ebola, can provide only limited support to tackle a new outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

'Crucial' to protect victims in mass rape trial of DRC officer

2014-08-22 11:36

It is "crucial" that hundreds of witnesses and victims are protected in the trial of a senior army officer accused of crimes against humanity in the DRC, legal activists say.

Illness with Ebola-like symptoms kills several in Congo

2014-08-20 21:14

The DRC has sent its health minister and a team of experts to the remote northern Equateur province after several people died there from a disease with Ebola-like symptoms.

DRC army accused of executing PoWs

2014-08-18 18:55

Former rebels beaten last November by government and UN troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo have accused the army of executing 10 prisoners of war.

Israeli billionaire strikes oil in DRC

2014-08-08 11:39

Billionaire Dan Gertler's company has discovered an amount of oil similar to the proven reserves of oil producers Britain and South Sudan in the DRC.

US warns DRC rebels of military action

2014-08-05 22:17

The United States has warned that the last major illegal armed group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo must surrender in "significant" numbers soon or face military action to eliminate it.

DRC and UN rescues Uganda Muslim kidnap victims

2014-08-04 16:36

More than 300 Congolese civilians abducted by Ugandan Muslim rebels have been rescued by soldiers and United Nations peacekeepers.

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