DRC army, rebels clash again

2016-03-29 18:44

Four Congolese soldiers and 12 rebels have been killed in three days of clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Rebels abduct six Muslim clerics in DRC

2015-08-05 18:31

Unidentified rebels have abducted six Tanzanian Muslim clerics and their driver in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Hutu rebels melt into forest in face of DRC offensive

2015-03-22 22:04

A DRC army offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels may be advancing rapidly, but many fear it is failing in its main objective of disarming them as the fighters melt away into the forest.

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.

Congo vows offensive to oust Hutu rebels

2015-02-08 17:16

The Congolese military has vowed to oust the rebels known by their French acronym - FDLR - after they failed to meet a 2 January deadline to disarm.

UN ramps up pressure on DRC over rebel offensive

2015-01-09 14:16

The UN Security Council has urged President Joseph Kabila to sign a military plan for a joint offensive with UN troops to drive out Hutu rebels in eastern DRC.

Rwandan Hutu rebels surrender in DRC

2014-12-28 19:48

A group of 83 Rwandan Hutu rebels have turned themselves in, after threats by UN and Congolese troops.

UN targets wildlife traders in Africa sanctions

2014-01-31 12:04

The UN Security Council has targeted illegal wildlife traffickers for sanctions in a pair of resolutions against African armed groups, a step conservationists called unprecedented.

DRC, M23 rebels fail to sign

2013-11-11 23:09

The Democratic Republic of Congo and defeated M23 rebels have failed to sign a peace deal hoped to be a key step in ending decades of war.

DRC's M23 rebels set conditions

2013-09-08 21:26

The leader of the DRC's M23 rebel movement has said the group will disband only if another rebel group that is composed of ethnic Rwandan Hutu fighters is disarmed.


Kidnapped Tanzanians in DRC escape

2015-09-01 22:00

Eight Muslim preachers from Tanzania who were kidnapped last month in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have escaped.

UN drops demand for DRC to replace generals

2015-07-15 05:20

The United Nations has dropped a demand for two DRC generals accused of human rights abuses to be replaced before UN peacekeepers can resume operations again.

DRC army captures rebel base

2015-03-09 23:31

The DRC army has taken a main rebel base in the east of the country, killing 62 and capturing 118 insurgents in the fighting.

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.

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.

DRC rebels miss SA disarmament deadline

2015-01-04 10:20

The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) have missed the deadline set by the Southern African Development Community to voluntarily disarm themselves.

Rwanda accused of 'forced disappearances'

2014-05-17 07:17

An increasing number of people have been forcibly disappeared or have been reported missing in Rwanda since March 2014.

Disarm or else... UN commander warns DRC rebels

2013-12-12 09:14

The commander of the UN peacekeepers in DRC has called a news conference to warn FDLR rebels still seconded in the country’s eastern jungles to put down their arms, or else face an operation to dislodge them.

DRC fight to focus on other groups

2013-11-06 18:52

The DR Congo UN chief says the fight will now focus on other armed groups after M23's demise.

Germany charges 3 Hutu militiamen

2013-06-11 22:08

German prosecutors have charge 3 with membership of ethnic Hutu militia involved in Congo killings.

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