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DRC announces gains in offensive against rebels

2015-03-02 17:23

The Congolese army has killed rebels and captured 102 in its offensive in the east of the country, a government spokesperson says, announcing territorial gains.

Villagers flee as DRC army pursues rebels

2015-02-26 19:41

Fearful villagers have been fleeing their homes in eastern DRC as the army pursues Rwandan Hutu rebels in a new offensive.

Army attacks DRC rebels on its own

2015-02-24 21:26

Government forces have launched strikes against Rwandan Hutu rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo in the first combat since last month's announcement of a campaign to stamp out the group without Monusco support.

Last of DRC plotters acquitted in SA court

2015-02-21 22:08

The last of a group of Congolese nationals accused of plotting to assassinate DRC President Joseph Kabila have been acquitted in a South African court.

DRC shuns UN support for rebel offensive

2015-02-16 09:55

The DRC says it has rejected the UN support for a joint offensive against Hutu rebels in the country’s restive east with a warning against international interference in its affairs.

Congo boats collide - many missing

2015-02-14 20:21

Dozens of people are missing after a collision between two boats on the Congo River in western Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC presidential vote set for November 2016

2015-02-12 21:53

The Democratic Republic of Congo will hold a presidential poll in November next year, the election commission has announced.

Hundreds still detained after Kabila protests

2015-02-10 21:17

More than 300 people, including opposition leaders, remain in detention in DRC after protests last month, reinforcing concerns that President Joseph Kabila plans to cling to power beyond his legal mandate.

US urges DRC to set date for presidential poll

2015-02-10 05:00

Democratic Republic of Congo should promptly set a date for a presidential election in 2016, a senior US envoy says.

UN demands DRC replace 2 generals

2015-02-05 10:19

The United Nations will suspend its support to the Congolese army in the fight against Rwandan combatants unless two generals accused of human rights violations are removed from the ranks.

 

ICC upholds war crimes acquittal of DRC leader

2015-02-27 17:30

The International Criminal Court has upheld the acquittal of Congolese ex-militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui who had been freed more than two years ago.

DRC must end threat of Hutu rebels - US envoy

2015-02-25 09:37

The government of the DRC "owes it to its people" to end the threat posed by Rwandan Hutu rebels hiding in its eastern provinces, the outgoing US special envoy says.

DRC launches offensive against Hutu rebels

2015-02-24 18:24

The army of the DRC has launched an assault against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the volatile east of the country, military and official sources say.

Burundi warns those opposing president's possible 3rd term

2015-02-16 10:55

Burundi’s president will bid for a third term in June elections if elected by his party, his spokesperson says, denying campaigners who say such a move would violate the constitution and risk violence.

No hope of more survivors in DRC boat sinking

2015-02-16 08:44

Authorities in the DRC say they had abandoned all hope of finding more survivors, after as many as 100 people went missing when their boat sank on the Congo River.

Rebel executions: Burundi launches inquiry

2015-02-13 14:43

Burundi has launched a probe into reports that security forces last month executed at least 47 rebels who had surrendered, amid warnings of violence ahead of upcoming presidential elections.

UN pulls support to DRC operation

2015-02-11 09:49

The United Nations is temporarily pulling support to the DRC's planned military operation to drive out rebels after Kinshasa refused to sack two tainted generals leading the offensive.

Boat fire on Congo River fatal

2015-02-10 21:17

Seven people have died and 14 more are missing after a boat carrying cargo and passengers caught fire on the Congo River in northern DRC.

DRC rejects UN ultimatum

2015-02-05 21:17

The DRC has rejected a United Nations ultimatum for two tainted generals leading an offensive against Rwandan rebels in the country's east to be replaced.

17 hacked to death in new DRC attack

2015-02-04 15:45

At least 17 people have been hacked to death in the eastern DRC, which has been plagued by a spate of massacres blamed on Ugandan rebels, police say.

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