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Riots in DRC after deadly boat accident

2014-12-26 11:45

Angry youths have gone on the rampage setting fire to government buildings after the death of at least 30 people in a boat accident in north-east Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC ex-rebels found in Uganda refugee camp

2014-12-18 11:02

Around 1 000 ex-fighters from a DRC rebel group have been found in a Ugandan refugee camp, a day after fleeing moves to repatriate them, the Ugandan army says.

Big rise in toll after boat capsizes in DRC

2014-12-14 17:17

At least 129 people have drowned after a boat capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the southeast of Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a new official death toll.

UN warns of long fight against DRC militants

2014-12-10 21:51

The head of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has warned of a long battle ahead to stop militants who have hacked over 250 people to death.

DRC rebels not ready to return from Uganda

2014-12-08 20:39

Former DRC M23 rebels are not ready to return from Uganda and are insisting on amnesty for the fighters.

36 hacked to death in DRC

2014-12-07 19:48

Suspected Ugandan rebels in the eastern DRC have hacked 36 people to death with machetes and axes, as an outcry grew against the failure of the army and UN peacekeepers to stop a repeat of such massacres.

Terrified DRC refugees prefer hunger to home

2014-11-27 10:04

Thousands of DRC refugees prefer to live in abject poverty in refugee camps rather than risk being raped, killed or robbed by Hutu rebels back home.

Army tracks DRC massacre rebels

2014-11-26 20:42

The Congolese army is searhing for suspected Ugandan rebels in villages in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, following the massacre of around 100 people.

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.

 

UN mission to bring peace to DRC 'has stalled'

2014-12-19 10:57

The multinational effort to bring peace to the war-torn east of DRC is in danger of failing, the International Crisis Group has warned.

DRC president calls for UN to begin withdrawal

2014-12-15 21:43

The DRC's president says the United Nations should start withdrawing from the country where a peacekeeping mission has been based for 15 years.

26 dead after boat capsizes on Lake Tanganyika

2014-12-14 07:54

At least 26 people have drowned after a boat packed with passengers and goods capsized on Lake Tanganyika in southeastern DRC, officials say.

16 killed in new massacre in eastern DRC

2014-12-09 18:16

Suspected Ugandan rebels have killed at least 16 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an official says.

Kabila names new govt to broaden political base

2014-12-08 08:01

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has announced the formation of a new government, in a shake-up apparently aimed at broadening his political base.

ICC upholds DRC warlord's conviction

2014-12-01 23:56

Appeals judges at the ICC have upheld the conviction of a Congolese warlord who was sentenced to 14 years for recruiting and using child soldiers, bringing to an end the court's first trial.

DRC detains 6 UN peacekeepers

2014-11-27 08:46

Congolese authorities have detained six members of a Ukrainian aviation crew working for the UN peacekeeping force after Congolese military uniforms were found in their luggage.

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.

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