Ugandan LRA top rebel captured in Central Africa

2016-02-10 17:50

A commander in Uganda's notorious Lord's Resistance Army captured by rebels in the Central African Republic has been identified as Okot Odek, a key figure in the group.

ICC to unveil verdict against DRC's Bemba

2016-02-02 21:01

The International Criminal Court will deliver its verdict next month in the long-running trial of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba.

DRC to prosecute militia leader Katanga

2016-01-18 14:01

The Democratic Republic of Congo plans to prosecute notorious militia leader Germain Katanga, already convicted by the International Criminal Court and who was to leave prison in Kinshasa, the country's justice minister said.

UN envoy warns of risk of violence in Congo ahead of vote

2016-01-15 11:06

The UN envoy for Congo warns of "the very real risks" of civil unrest and violence in the African nation in the run-up to scheduled legislative and presidential elections scheduled for November.

7.5 million need humanitarian aid in DRC

2016-01-12 08:26

Decades of successive crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo have left 7.5 million people in need of humanitarian aid including food, the United Nations says.

Congolese warlord, militia chief return to DRC - ICC

2015-12-19 13:30

Former Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga and militia chief Germain Katanga have been transferred to a prison in the DRC to serve out their sentences, the International Criminal Court has said.

DRC to interrogate Rwanda genocide suspect

2015-12-12 07:12

Democratic Republic of Congo authorities say a man who was among the most wanted for the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, will soon be transferred to the Congolese capital for interrogation.

31 dead, 20 000 families homeless in Kinshasa floods

2015-12-10 08:18

Anger has peaked in Kinshasa's slums as the poor grappled with little more than bare hands against torrential rains and flooding that have left 31 people dead and 20 000 families homeless.

DRC urged to respect right to protest

2015-12-03 22:47

A rights group urged the DRC government to guarantee people's right to protest, highlighting mounting tension ahead of next year's presidential elections.

DRC rebels attack UN peacekeepers

2015-11-30 22:27

At least 25, including a UN peacekeeper and four soldiers, have been killed in attacks on the military headquarters and hospital.


General defends French response to Rwanda massacre

2016-02-08 05:36

A French general has defended France's response to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, saying his troops did not give so much as a bullet to the perpetrators.

Groups call for stop to new oil drilling threat to Africa’s oldest park

2016-01-22 12:18

More than 60 environmental and tourism groups have called for UNESCO and the governments of Uganda and the DRC to reach a deal to stop new oil drilling licences from being awarded in Virunga National Park and the surrounding area

UN peacekeepers in the DRC no longer trusted to protect

2016-01-18 10:13

As attacks on civilians continue in North Kivu, many say the UN mission there is doing nothing to help or protect them.

Rebels in eastern Congo attack UN helicopter

2016-01-12 12:44

A United Nations-backed radio station says that a UN helicopter was attacked by suspected rebels in Congo's east.

14 killed in DR Congo by suspected Rwandan rebels

2016-01-07 15:58

Fourteen people have been killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo overnight, in an attack blamed on rebels from neighbouring Rwanda, local authorities and the military say.

Kidnappings skyrocket in eastern DRC

2015-12-16 18:50

Kidnappings skyrocketed this year in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where at least 175 people were taken hostage for ransom, apparently by current and ex members of armed groups.

Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in DRC

2015-12-10 21:28

One of nine top fugitive Rwandan genocide suspects, a former mayor accused of slaughtering thousands of people and organising mass rapes in 1994, has been arrested.

DRC election crackdown concern

2015-12-08 21:59

The United Nations is concern over a government crackdown on opponents ahead of next year's elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN peacekeepers, Uganda rebels in DRC clash

2015-12-01 17:48

Fierce fighting between UN peacekeepers and Ugandan rebels have raged in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

One killed, 22 missing after boat sinks in DRC

2015-11-30 20:27

One child died and 22 people are missing after their boat sank in Lake Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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