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Gunmen attack head of DRC wildlife reserve

2014-04-16 09:25

Unidentified armed men have critically wounded the Belgian head of Africa’s oldest wildflife reserve, the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.

MSF worried over DRC hostages

2014-04-09 07:38

MSF says it is worried that intense fighting between the military and armed groups in eastern DRC could endanger its staff taken hostage there.

Genocide: No justice for DRC massacres

2014-04-04 11:15

Twenty years after the genocide of Rwanda’s Tutsi minority, the massacres of Hutu civilians who fled across the border into the DRC remain a taboo subject in Kigali.

251 drown in Lake Albert boat disaster

2014-03-27 21:09

At least 251 Congolese refugees have drowned in the weekend sinking of a crowded boat on Lake Albert.

Rape still 'alarmingly prevalent' in DRC

2014-03-26 08:55

The DRC is working to rein in the sexual violence that has plagued the country for decades, but rape remains rampant, the UN rights chief says.

World Bank approves $73m for DRC project

2014-03-21 16:53

The World Bank has approved $73.1m in financing to the Democratic Republic of Congo to support development of a massive hydropower project.

World Bank to finance Congo's Inga dam

2014-03-14 22:01

The World Bank is likely to approve $73m next week to fund an expansion of the Inga hydro-electric dam in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congolese men launch feminist group

2014-03-08 11:29

Two dozen men in the Democratic Republic of Congo have launched a group to fight for women's rights in the region, which has been called the worst place in the world to be a woman.

DRC warlord verdict a test for flagging ICC

2014-03-07 07:45

The ICC is set to pass judgement on alleged DRC warlord Germain Katanga in a key test of the prosecutor’s ability to bring solid cases and win convictions at the Hague-based tribunal.

SA farmers not stranded in DRC

2014-03-05 14:27

SA farmers who lease land at Malolo in the DRC are not in a desperate situation, the Congo Farmers’ Association, which manages the farmers’ interests in the country, says.

DRC close to defeating Ugandan Islamist rebels

2014-03-04 09:04

A UN-backed offensive by DRC troops has destroyed the bases of a Ugandan Islamist group in the country’s east and should crush the rebels in the next few days, an army spokesperson says.

ICC leads calls for Bashir arrest

2014-02-26 18:20

The International Criminal Court has called for the government of Democratic Republic of Congo to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar Bashir, who is wanted on charges of genocide in Darfur.

UK national found guilty of murder in DRC

2014-02-20 08:32

A man who holds dual Norwegian and British citizenship has been found guilty in the DRC and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Over 70 civilians executed in DRC

2014-02-13 20:27

More than 70 men and women have been summarily executed in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC militia leader 'ordered rapes, massacres'

2014-02-10 16:26

Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda ordered troops, including child soldiers, to massacre and rape civilians to spread terror and grab territory, prosecutors have told the ICC.

Congolese warlord Ntaganda to face ICC judges

2014-02-10 07:35

The ICC is set to decide whether Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda should stand trial for murder, rape, sexual slavery and use of child soldiers.

UN declares war on ivory poachers, traffickers

2014-02-03 09:10

The UN Security Council is cracking down on ivory hunters and traffickers who finance armed groups in Africa in a new initiative which has been welcomed by conservationists.

UN warns of humanitarian 'catastrophe' in DRC

2014-01-30 09:57

A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in DRC’s Katanga province, where rebel violence has destroyed 600 homes over the past three months and displaced 400 000 people, the UN says.

DRC: More than 20 killed in arms depot blasts

2014-01-26 19:15

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says explosions from an arms depot near the diamond-mining hub of Mbuji-Mayi have killed more than 20 people.

Rwanda rejects UN report on rebel group

2014-01-24 10:24

Rwanda has denied the UN experts’ allegations that a Congolese rebel group is recruiting inside its borders, trying to regroup in violation of a peace agreement reached last month.

DRC's M23 rebels deny UN accusations

2014-01-15 08:32

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s M23 rebel movement has denied the UN accusations that it is seeking to rebuild from the ashes of its defeat in November.

Rwanda dismisses Kagame death rumours

2014-01-10 12:41

Rwanda’s presidency has dismissed rumours that the country’s leader Paul Kagame has died, saying the leader is “currently meeting US students as part of his routine audiences”.

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The South African attack helicopter pilot credited with breaking M23 rebel resistance in the eastern DRC speaks about the defeat of the rebels in November 2013. Watch.

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Rebel ambush kills DRC army commander

2014-01-02 22:37

The colonel in charge of military operations against insurgents in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed in an ambush by the ADF-Nalu.

 

3 600+ cases of sexual violence in DRC

2014-04-10 07:55

A new UN report says more than 3 600 women, children and men have been subjected to sexual violence in DRC over a 4-year period by the country’s defence and security forces or armed rebels.

500 000 displaced by DRC attacks

2014-04-04 22:19

UN says 500 000 have been displaced by recent militia attacks in DRC's mineral-rich southeast.

Oil quest threatens Africa's oldest reserve

2014-03-30 13:51

The quest for oil may be the latest threat to Africa's most venerable wildlife reserve, located in the DRC and already hard hit by deforestation and poaching.

251 Congolese die in boat disaster

2014-03-27 14:53

More than 251 Congolese refugees perished in the weekend sinking of a crowded boat on Lake Albert, between the DRC and Uganda, Kinshasa says.

SANDF's mandate in DRC extended

2014-03-25 21:18

President Jacob Zuma has prolonged the mandate of over 1 300 soldiers as part of a UN peacekeeping force in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC growth will be 'one of highest in Africa'

2014-03-18 15:46

A sharp increase in mining production will drive economic growth in the DRC to one of the highest rates in Africa, says Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo.

Rwandan Hutu rebels attacked in DRC

2014-03-13 07:41

The UN peacekeepers in DRC and government forces have attacked Rwandan Hutu rebels based in eastern borderlands, officials say.

ICC convicts DRC rebel leader

2014-03-07 12:50

The ICC has convicted a rebel leader of charges including murder and pillage during a deadly attack on a village in eastern DRC, but acquitted him of rape, sexual slavery and child soldiers.

World Bank talks to DRC about plant

2014-03-06 07:38

The World Bank has announced it was resuming talks with the Democratic Republic of Congo on funding for a major hydroelectric power plant.

Rebels ambush UN vehicle in eastern DRC

2014-03-04 12:49

Five UN peacekeepers have been injured after rebels ambushed their vehicle in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN says.

DRC hopes to change world with traffic robots

2014-02-27 11:26

A new small co-operative in the DRC has created two Giant robots that will help with traffic congestion and hopefully alleviate tensions on the road.

Bashir defies world, goes to DRC

2014-02-25 22:39

Sudan's leader has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sparking calls for his arrest on international warrants.

22 DRC soldiers, 230 Uganda rebels killed

2014-02-15 09:08

Twenty-two Congolese soldiers and 230 Ugandan rebels have been killed in a nearly month-long offensive in restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

CRC warlord Ntaganda key to ethnic crimes

2014-02-11 05:30

Former warlord Bosco Ntaganda played a "key role" in ethnic crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, using child soldiers and capturing sex slaves for his rebel army.

ICC hears DRC warlord Ntaganda evidence

2014-02-10 13:27

Judges at the ICC are weighing whether there is enough evidence to put Bosco Ntaganda, the former leader of a rebel group in DRC’s unstable eastern region, on trial.

Genes shed light on pygmy history

2014-02-05 05:30

Scientists say they can fill a blank in the history of Central Africa's pygmies, whose past is one of the most elusive of any community in the world.

Rwanda calls DRC 'cry baby' at UN

2014-01-31 07:53

The UN Security Council has stressed that rebels must be stopped from regrouping in DRC and expressed concern at Congolese soldiers aiding Rwandan Hutu militia.

6 injured in Rwanda grenade attack

2014-01-28 10:01

Rwandan police say a grenade attack in the northern town has wounded at least six people, two of them critically.

Philippine firm's $100m terminal in DRC

2014-01-24 13:24

Philippine port operator International Container Terminal Services says it is setting up a $100m terminal in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Landslides kill 11 in eastern DRC

2014-01-20 20:26

Eleven people have been killed in landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC's defeated M23 rebels active again

2014-01-14 09:09

The top UN envoy in DRC says there are "credible reports" that the M23 rebel group is recruiting fighters and resuming activities despite last month’s peace agreement with the government.

US parents stuck in DRC with adopted kids

2014-01-10 07:42

Some US parents who have complete adoptions of children in the Democratic Republic of Congo are stuck in that country as they struggle to get permits to leave.

UK man goes on trial in DRC for cellmate's death

2014-01-07 15:06

The trial of a British-Norwegian citizen accused of killing his Norwegian cellmate last year while they both served time for murder has formally begun, Congolese officials say.

 
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