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Deadly DRC prison break at Bukavu: mayor

2017-07-28 17:48

At least one person was killed and four wounded during a prison break in Bukavu, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the city's mayor has said.

UN names experts for DRC massacres probe

2017-07-27 08:10

The UN has named three international experts to investigate atrocities in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, some of which have involved government troops.

UN says DRC military 'elements' dug dozens of mass graves

2017-07-27 06:11

The UN says Democratic Republic of Congo military "elements" are responsible for digging at least 42 mass graves in three Kasai provinces after clashes with alleged militia members in recent months.

AFP journalists seized by DRC military

2017-07-26 06:05

Two AFP journalists were briefly detained and maltreated in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa by three men who presented themselves as military intelligence officers.

DRC opposition unveil plans to force Kabila out

2017-07-23 07:37

The Congolese opposition has unveiled a rolling programme of strikes and civil disobedience aimed at forcing President Joseph Kabila from power.

US opposes seat for DRC at UN rights council

2017-07-20 11:29

The US has berated African countries for backing a bid by the DRC to win a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, saying the move would fuel the conflict in the African country.

Warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns

2017-07-20 06:23

Bullet-riddled roofs line the "boulevard of death" in Central African Republic's southeastern town of Bangassou, where almost everyone who enters is seen as an enemy.

DRC may be linked to UN experts' murder: report

2017-07-19 10:11

UN experts say they are not ruling out the possible involvement of Democratic Republic of Congo state security forces in the murder of two of their colleagues.

Kidnapped US journalist in DRC found safe and sound

2017-07-16 19:11

A US journalist kidnapped by a militia group in the DRC has been found safe and sound , a senior official says, as another source said five people had been killed in clashes.

6 DRC rangers safe; US journalist, 3 others still missing

2017-07-16 09:00

Six Congolese rangers have been found in a large forest reserve in DRC's northeast a day after a security station was attacked by militia, but an US journalist and at least three other security guards remain missing, an official says

 

DRC warlord accused of crimes against humanity surrenders

2017-07-27 12:51

Congolese rebel warlord Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, wanted for crimes against humanity, including mass rape, has surrendered to the UN peacekeepers in the Semocratic Republic of Congo.

UN chief warns CAR could plunge back into full-blown conflict

2017-07-27 06:11

A new bout of violence in the Central African Republic that has killed nine peacekeepers this year risks derailing years of efforts to restore a fragile stability, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned.

UN urges DRC to hold elections by Dec 31 deadline

2017-07-26 21:07

The UN Security Council is urging Democratic Republic of Congo's government to swiftly implement an agreement to hold presidential elections by the end of the year, warning that failure to do so will increase the risk of insecurity and instability in the country and the region

UN says Moroccan peacekeeper killed in CAR

2017-07-24 08:31

An ambush killed a Moroccan peacekeeper and wounded three others in the Central African Republic, the United Nations says, blaming pro-Christian militias for the violence.

UN panel doesn't rule out DRC forces in UN experts' murder

2017-07-20 16:00

A panel monitoring sanctions against Democratic Republic of Congo says evidence in the murder of two UN experts leaves open the possibility that members of the government's security services, a militia, or other armed groups were responsible

Congo, UN, make urgent aid appeal for strife-hit region

2017-07-20 08:27

Congo and several UN agencies have launched a joint appeal for $23.7m to help 138 000 people hit by fighting and insecurity in the southern region of Pool.

UN to close five peacekeepers' bases in eastern DRC

2017-07-20 06:23

Five UN peacekeepers' bases in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to close at the end of July,says the UN mission there, describing it as a change in operational style.

Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament

2017-07-17 06:13

Congo voters are going to the polls in legislative elections in the oil-rich African country, the first since violence-marred presidential polls last year which returned Denis Sassou Nguesso to power.

At least 27 dead, 54 missing, in DRC boat sinking: local official

2017-07-16 16:15

At least 27 people have died and 54 are missing after a boat sank in the river Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official says.

US journalist, DRC rangers disappear after militia attack

2017-07-15 18:07

An American journalist and at least nine Congolese security guards have disappeared after militia members attacked a security station in a nature reserve in northeast DRC, a local official says.

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