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At least 100 massacred in DRC's restive east

2014-11-24 13:58

At least 100 people were slaughtered last week in the east of the DRC, the latest massacres to shake the restive region, regional deputies say.

WHO confirms DRC Ebola-free status

2014-11-22 06:00

The WHO has confirmed that DRC is Ebola-free, as 42 days have passed since the last case in an outbreak that killed 49.

51 killed in DRC police sweep against gangs – report

2014-11-18 10:21

Human Rights Watch says in a new report that police in DRC’s capital conducted dozens of extrajudicial killings in a three-month crackdown against organised crime gangs.

World leaders vow to 'extinguish' Ebola

2014-11-15 22:09

The world's most powerful economies vowed "extinguish" the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa, as the vast desert nation of Mali scrambled to prevent a new outbreak of the killer disease.

Bemba did not control militia, ICC hears

2014-11-13 22:12

Jean-Pierre Bemba had 'no command' over his troops in the Central African Republic a decade ago, the former Congolese vice president's lawyers says.

Bemba guilty of troops' barbarity, ICC hears

2014-11-12 16:22

The ICC should convict Jean-Pierre Bemba for his troops’ "barbarity" in Central Africa Republic, prosecutors say, as the ex-Congolese vice president’s war crimes trial nears its end.

DRC's M23 rebels warn of new conflict risk

2014-11-07 11:44

The leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo's defeated M23 rebels has warned of the possibility of renewed conflict, signalling mounting frustrations among the group's confined-to-camp fighters.

Committee seeks nod for huge DRC hydro deal

2014-11-05 05:15

Parliament's energy portfolio committee wants approval for the Grand Inga treaty with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the world's biggest hydroelectric project.

Army clashes with 'rebels' blamed for DRC massacres

2014-11-04 13:27

The Congolese army clashed Monday with suspected Ugandan rebels blamed for two massacres in the town of Beni in the volatile east of Democratic Republic of Congo, a senior official said.

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.

 

DRC army hunts assailants after attack in east

2014-11-22 20:13

A provincial governor says the Democratic Republic of Congo's army is searching for the perpetrators of a new attack in the country's east that a civil society groups say killed at least 50 people.

51 killed in DRC police sweep - HRW

2014-11-19 05:05

A Human Rights Watch report says Kinshasa police have killed 51 people during a crackdown against organised crime gangs.

DRC officer sentenced to death

2014-11-18 06:17

A border officer has been sentenced to death after killing of military commander in eastern Congo.

DRC declares itself Ebola-free

2014-11-15 16:49

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday declared itself Ebola-free, after a three-month outbreak of the killer disease claimed at least 49 lives.

Abductions by Uganda's LRA rebels on the rise

2014-11-13 15:14

Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels have launched a string of attacks across central Africa with a "steady increase" in abductions, the UN says.

Court gives DRC general 10 years

2014-11-08 10:01

A top Congolese military court has sentenced a former rebel leader turned army general to 10 years in jail for war crimes.

DRC massacres - 200 arrested

2014-11-05 20:13

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested 200 suspects in connection with massacres in the troubled east of the country that left over 100 dead.

DRC vigilante warning after massacres

2014-11-05 05:10

Ministers have appealed to panic-striken civilians in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo not to form militias to protect themselves after a string of massacres by Ugandan guerrillas.

DRC crowd kills man, eats him

2014-10-31 21:06
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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.

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