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SADC sending special envoy to DRC as Zuma assumes chairmanship

2017-08-21 08:14

The Southern African Development Community will be sending a former head of state to the Democratic Republic of Congo as a special envoy amidst increasing tensions in that country due to overdue elections.

US wants 'full investigation' into DRC death of UN experts

2017-08-18 08:38

The US ambassador to the United Nations has called for a "full investigation" into the death of two UN experts killed in March in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congo government quits as president prepares IMF talks

2017-08-17 21:53

Congo-Brazzaville's President Denis Sassou Nguesso has cleared the decks with the office announcement of the resignation of the government ahead of crucial talks with the International Monetary Fund.

Landslide kills 40 in northeast DRC - official

2017-08-17 15:59

A landslide has killed 40 people after sweeping through a fishing village on the banks of Lake Albert in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a regional official says.

Humanitarian groups urge UN to take 'immediate action' in CAR

2017-08-16 08:42

Aid groups have called on the United Nations to take "immediate action" in the Central African Republic, saying the conflict-wracked nation is "teetering on the brink of catastrophe".

Conflict leaves millions hungry in DRC, UN warns

2017-08-14 17:00

Nearly eight million people face acute hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of conflict, especially in the central Kasai region, UN food agencies has said.

Reuters reporter forced to leave DRC

2017-08-10 06:13

A Reuters correspondent has been forced to leave the Democratic Republic of Congo after failing to get his visa renewed, the news agency says.

DRC opposition mounts 'dead city' protest against Kabila

2017-08-08 20:21

Opposition campaigners have launched a two-day general strike to pressure Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to set an election date - a day after 12 people were shot dead in an anti-government rampage in the capital.

Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa, Kenya, DRC

2017-08-08 06:17

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's succession maze has reached a crescendo, and Fears of violence in Kenya’s upcoming election could partly be attributed to the collapse of the ICC’s case against President Uhuru Kenyatta.

12 dead in Kinshasa violence: police

2017-08-07 19:42

Twelve people were killed by stray gunfire in a wave of violence in Kinshasa, says a spokesperson for the national police.

 

DRC landslide death toll likely 200, governor says

2017-08-19 16:01

Authorities in northeastern DRC say a landslide earlier this week in Ituri province likely has killed at least 200 people.

Top Africa stories: Zuma, Grace Mugabe, DRC

2017-08-18 06:02

President Robert Mugabe has arrived in SA for a SADC summit amid controversy around his wife Grace, and President Jacob Zuma is set to take over the rotating chairmanship of SADC.

UN board: 2 experts likely murdered by DRC militia members

2017-08-17 18:28

A United Nations board of inquiry said two UN experts were likely murdered in March by militia members from Democratic Republic of Congo's violence-torn Kasai region, but it says further investigations and judicial proceedings are needed to determine the identity and motive of the killers.

At least 3 rangers killed by militia while 'defending national park' in DRC

2017-08-17 10:15

At least three rangers were killed by the Mai-Mai militia in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the national park says on its website.

Congo leader admits economic crisis, appeals to ex-rebel chief

2017-08-15 19:26

Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso has admitted that his oil-rich country was facing a serious economic crisis, though he said it was not an "irreparable disaster".

DRC opposition leader Tshisekedi's body to be repatriated: family

2017-08-12 18:01

An agreement has been struck with Kinshasa for the repatriation of the body of veteran Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, who died aged 84 in Belgium in February, his family and political party have said.

6 Red Cross volunteers killed in Central African Republic

2017-08-09 16:43

Aid officials say six Red Cross volunteers have been killed in Central African Republic, the third deadly attack on the group in the country this year.

UN sees early warning signs of genocide in CAR

2017-08-08 10:14

Renewed clashes in the Central African Republic are early warning signs of genocide, the UN aid chief says, calling for more troops and police to beef up the UN peacekeeping mission in the strife-torn country.

14 killed in clashes between police, DRC religious sect

2017-08-07 21:38

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo say at least 14 people are dead after clashes between police and suspected members of a religious sect that was behind a recent prison break

Gunfire close to central prison in DRC capital

2017-08-07 15:20

Sustained gunfire has broken out close to the central prison in the Congolese capital Kinshasa, residents and activists say, three months after a wave of attacks and mass jailbreaks.

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