DRC violence forces thousands to flee to Angola – UNHCR

2017-04-24 20:50

About 1 000 Congolese have fled to neighbouring Angola to seek refuge amid an upsurge of violence between rebels and the government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nation’s refugee agency says.

US to continue training regional troops against Uganda’s LRA

2017-04-21 17:06

The United States has said that it will still train east and central African troops to prevent Uganda’s notorious Lord's Resistance Army rebel leader Joseph Kony’s fighters from regrouping.

Angola steps up security patrols along DRC border

2017-04-20 14:28

Angola has said that it was reinforcing security patrols along its northern border through which thousands of refugees have fled violence in the Kasai region of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN says 16 staff members freed by South Sudan refugees

2017-04-19 11:36

The United Nations says 16 staff members held hostage at a UN camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been released unharmed

DRC returns militia leader's body; new chief named

2017-04-17 19:31

Democratic Republic of Congo's government says it has returned the body of a militia leader, whose death in August sparked months of fighting.

DRC suspends military cooperation with Belgium

2017-04-15 15:29

The Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended military cooperation with former colonial power Belgium after Brussels criticised President Joseph Kabila's choice of prime minister, sources has said.

DRC appeal court doubles jail term for ex-minister

2017-04-14 09:01

A Congolese appeal court has more than doubled the jail term of a onetime government minister now in opposition, says his lawyer.

Political tension brings DRC capital to standstill

2017-04-11 16:01

Democratic Republic of Congo's normally teeming capital Kinshasa came to a standstill as people stayed home in fear of violence after the government banned a planned protest against President Joseph Kabila.

DRC president announces new prime minister amid tensions

2017-04-08 11:00

Democratic Republic of Congo'd president has named Bruno Tshibala as the country's prime minister in a move unlikely to placate the country's opposition.

DRC repatriates bodies of American, Swedish experts for UN

2017-04-06 20:43

The United Nations mission in Democratic Republic of Congo says the bodies of American and Swedish experts have been repatriated to their countries of origin.


One million displaced in DRC's Kasai: UN

2017-04-22 09:02

Deadly violence between government forces and tribal militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region has forced more than a million people from their homes over the past eight months, the UN says.

Now is not the time for the UN to run from the DRC

2017-04-21 10:22

The Democratic Republic of Congo desperately needs a peaceful election but with the UN threatening to scale back its DRC mission, the likelihood of a successful poll is being threatened, writes Reuben Loffman.

Another 17 mass graves found in central DRC, UN says

2017-04-20 08:15

Investigators have confirmed another 17 mass graves in central DRC, bringing the number to 40 discovered since clashes between soldiers and a local militia intensified in August, says the UN human rights office, adding that Congolese soldiers reportedly killed at least 114 people, including 41 children.

How African governments use advertising as a weapon against media freedom

2017-04-19 10:08

African governments have transitioned from outright control of freedom of expression to a subtler manipulation of the press that includes withholding state advertising from commercial media outlets, writes George Ogola.

SA gives asylum to Congolese pastor

2017-04-17 17:09

Congolese pastor Joseph Mukungubila Mutombo, wanted in his homeland for alleged involvement in violence, has obtained asylum in South Africa.

DRC: Suspect arrested in deaths of 2 UN investigators

2017-04-15 07:33

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the deaths of an American and a Swedish investigator for the United Nations and their interpreter, but another suspect has escaped, a Congolese military official says.

DRC police arrest dozens after protest ban

2017-04-12 10:03

Police have detained dozens of people accused of violating a ban on protests against Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, says police.

DRC capital quiet after opposition calls for protests

2017-04-10 15:16

The streets of Kinshasa were almost empty after the Congolese government warned it would break up any rallies staged by the country's main opposition to President Joseph Kabila.

DRC PM resigns under power-sharing deal with opposition

2017-04-07 20:46

Congolese Prime Minister Samy Badibanga formally has resigned, two days after President Joseph Kabila pledged to appoint a new prime minister under a stalled power-sharing agreement with the opposition.

Bodies of slain UN experts flown home from DRC

2017-04-06 10:23

The United Nations says the bodies of two of its researchers, found in a mass grave in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have been flown home for burial.

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