UN calls on DRC to protect refugees after deadly shooting

2017-09-19 21:01

The UN refugee agency is calling on Democratic Republic of Congo's government to ensure protection for refugees and asylum-seekers after Congolese soldiers shot and killed at least 39 Burundian protesters, including a child.

In DRC's wounded heart, voting drive offers hope for peace

2017-09-18 18:31

After more than a year of bloodshed, faint hopes of peace are starting to stir in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Children flee, fight amid DRC's growing Kasai violence

2017-09-17 14:00

DRC's Kasai region is the latest deadly hotspot in the vast central African country that has had violent rebellions for decades. Once again, children are among the most vulnerable victims.

At least 34 Burundian refugees killed by DRC forces, official says

2017-09-16 17:59

An official says Congolese forces have allegedly shot and killed at least 34 Burundian refugees in an area near Burundi's border.

Group: UN mishandling Central African Republic abuse claims

2017-09-15 19:01

Watchdog says UN mishandling Central African Republic peacekeeper sexual abuse claims.

Fighting between CAR armed groups leaves 25 dead: UN

2017-09-13 11:43

At least 25 people in the Central African Republic have been killed in recent sectarian clashes between armed groups, while a new wave of thousands have been made homeless by the violence, the UN says.

From war in DRC to swimming the open ocean

2017-09-12 06:13

He escaped conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012 and travelled 3 400km to Cape Town. Now, almost five years after getting asylum, Arafat Gatabazi will embark on a 12km swim from Robben Island to Sea Point to raise funds for a crèche in Khayelitsha.

WHO sounds alarm over DRC cholera epidemic

2017-09-10 12:00

The World Health Organization has sounded the alarm over a cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo which has already claimed 528 lives and reached "worrying proportions".

Burned villages, enormous suffering in DRC's Kasai: UN

2017-09-08 17:01

The United Nations refugee agency says entire villages have been burned in the Democratic Republic of Congo's turbulent Kasai region where more than 1 million people have fled fighting among armed groups and government troops.

PICS: DRC's late dictator Mobutu Sese Seko awaits return home 20 years on

2017-09-06 15:26

Twenty years on from his death in exile in Morocco, only the initials MSS mark the grave in Rabat as the resting place of Mobutu Sese Seko, the self-styled "King of Zaire".


Bodies of 17 people fleeing violence found in DRC lake

2017-09-19 19:00

The bodies of 17 civilians apparently fleeing violence in the troubled North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo were found in Lake Edward, a local official has said .

DRC opens inquiry into killing of dozens of Burundian refugees

2017-09-17 20:12

The Democratic Republic of Congo says it has opened an inquiry after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens.

UN seeks more peacekeepers for Central African Republic

2017-09-17 07:00

The UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is requesting about 750 more troops to help fill a "security vacuum" worsened by the withdrawal of US special forces as violence surges again.

UN to tackle claim it mishandles CAR rape cases

2017-09-16 14:00

The UN's peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic says it would probe allegations that investigations into sexual abuse by UN soldiers has been disastrously mishandled.

Half-million people flee Central African Republic's violence

2017-09-15 17:01

The UN refugee agency says Central African Republic is seeing the highest number of people fleeing deadly violence since the beginning of the country's conflict four years ago.

DRC begins registering voters in turbulent Kasai provinces

2017-09-12 20:48

Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission says it has started voter registration in the turbulent Kasai provinces where thousands have been killed in fighting in the past year.

DRC conflict, weak education leave millions out of school

2017-09-11 19:32

A humanitarian organisation says fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo has forced hundreds of thousands of children to stop their education, making them a part of the 7.4 million children who are out of school in the country.

'Horrifying surge' of violence in CAR: Amnesty

2017-09-08 17:01

Civilians in a central province of the strife-torn Central African Republic are enduring "a horrifying surge in torture, pillage and forced displacement", Amnesty International has reported.

Corruption fuelling ivory trade in central Africa: study

2017-09-07 18:20

Sophisticated international trafficking of ivory in central Africa is being fuelled by high levels of corruption, according to a report published Thursday.

WATCH: DRC schools hit hard as teachers strike over poor pay

2017-09-05 13:34

The new school year has begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo - but many pupils and teachers are nowhere to be seen.

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