Uganda rebel charged with crimes against humanity

2015-07-22 19:02

A Ugandan rebel leader accused of killing hundreds of civilians has been charged in court with crimes against humanity and mass murder.

Progress in UN-DRC military action against rebel group

2015-07-15 08:48

Congolese troops supported by the United Nations peacekeepers have neutralised about 25% of a rebel group in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the top UN envoy in DRC says.

DRC rebels have terrorist undertones

2015-07-01 23:20

Ugandan rebels blamed for slaughtering hundreds in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have a 'terrorist aspect' which could draw them closer to African jihadist movements, a UN military leader says.

ICC trial of Congo's 'Terminator' set to start

2015-06-16 21:29

The war crimes trial of ex-DRC warlord Bosco Ntaganda - nicknamed "The Terminator" - is set to open in The Hague, the International Criminal Court says.

UN peacekeepers: Sex for cellphones

2015-06-11 21:10

UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for money, jewellery, cellphones and other items in countries where they are deployed in clear violation of UN rules, according to a draft UN report.

Activists in new call to DRC to exhume mass grave

2015-06-08 21:58

Human Rights Watch has appealed to authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to exhume a mass grave near the capital Kinshasa that contains hundreds of corpses.

DRC arrests 'leader' of Goma airport attack

2015-06-03 22:35

Soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have captured the man suspected of being behind a deadly attack this week on the largest airport in the east of the country.

Congo soldiers clash with Rwandan rebels in camp

2015-05-25 21:07

Congolese soldiers have clashed with Rwandan Hutu rebels being held in eastern DRC, wounding at least six, as an agreement to move the rebels from one transit camp to another fell apart.

23 dead in new massacres in DRC's east

2015-05-14 15:12

Twenty-three people have been killed in two new massacres blamed on Ugandan rebels in the restless east of the DRC, a regional official says.

Killings by suspected Ugandan rebels draw protest in eastern DRC

2015-05-12 17:05

Hundreds of people have protested in the east of DRC after a machete attack by suspected Ugandan rebels in which a local activist said at least six people were killed.


George Clooney launches project to 'end war in Africa'

2015-07-22 13:25

Hollywood actor, George Clooney, has launched a new initiative called The Sentry aimed at ending conflicts on the African continent by tracking the money that fuels them.

ICC postpones trial of DRC's 'Terminator' warlord

2015-07-03 21:24

The war crimes trial of Congolese former warlord Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed "The Terminator", was has been postponed until September to give his lawyers a chance to prepare their case, the International Criminal Court says.

UN troops help 'neutralise' DRC militia

2015-06-25 10:39

The UN says that around a quarter of Congolese militia group the Patriotic Revolutionary Forces of Ituri had been 'neutralised' after a three-week military operation.

NGOs demand release of detained activists in DRC

2015-06-15 17:30

More than 200 domestic and international NGOs have called on DRC to release two young activists arrested in March during a raid on a pro-democracy in the capital Kinshasa.

UN deploys troops, helicopters in DRC

2015-06-10 21:17

UN forces have deployed ground troops, attack helicopters and drones to support a campaign by the Democratic Republic of Congo's army against rebels.

DRC slams US for political interference

2015-06-08 21:11

DRC has slammed US comments about election delays as 'unacceptable' interference.

Swiss slammed for closing DRC 'dirty gold' case

2015-06-02 12:32

Activists have accused Swiss authorities of encouraging impunity, after prosecutors shut a case against a company suspected of laundering gold pillaged by armed groups in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congo police abused illegal immigrants in crackdown

2015-05-18 11:10

Police in southern Congo have used violence and subjected illegal immigrants to degrading treatment in the second phase of a crackdown that drove thousands from the country, the Catholic Church and a local charity say.

Pygmies killed in DRC violence

2015-05-13 19:55

Dozens of Pygmies in Democratic Republic of Congo's southeast have been killed by Bantu militiamen in the past week.

DRC wants arrested extremist leader extradited

2015-05-11 09:49

The DRC wants the recently arrested leader of a Ugandan rebel group extradited to the central African country because he committed more killings there than in other nations, the justice minister says.

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