US, EU slam DRC army for using 'excessive force'

2017-09-21 10:10

The US and EU have urged Congolese security forces to refrain from using "excessive force" after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees last week, killing over 30.

16 dead as militants clash with troops in eastern DRC

2017-06-23 10:00

Clashes between militants and government troops have left 16 dead in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the army says.

At least 6 hacked to death in fresh 'rebel' attacks in DRC

2017-01-02 21:00

At least six people were hacked to death in troubled northeastern DRC in two attacks last week, blamed on Ugandan rebels, a regional official says.

Call to bolster UN force in DRC, amid unrest fears

2016-10-28 11:07

Leaders of the Great Lakes region have called for the UN peacekeeping force in strife-torn DRC to be bolstered, as fears rise of an upsurge in violence linked to delayed presidential polls.

Nine dead in latest massacre in eastern DRC

2016-07-05 18:01

Nine civilians have been murdered in the latest in a long spate of attacks in eastern DRC's North Kivu province.

UN opposes troop drawdown in DRC

2016-03-30 20:56

The United Nations has decided against cutting back its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo as fears grow of political turmoil.

UN peacekeepers, Uganda rebels in DRC clash

2015-12-01 17:48

Fierce fighting between UN peacekeepers and Ugandan rebels have raged in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

SA fires 47 UN peacekeepers

2015-11-18 20:34

The South African military has dismissed 47 peacekeepers serving in the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo for violating curfew.

Niger diplomat to head UN in DRC

2015-10-08 21:39

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed the current chief of the AU mission in Somalia to head the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN to stop feeding 7 000 ex-fighters in DRC

2015-08-26 20:06

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it will stop providing food from September to nearly 7 000 ex-fighters, sparking fresh fears.


UN identifies 38 new probable mass graves in DRC

2017-07-13 08:09

Another 38 probable mass graves have been discovered in DRC in the country's troubled central region of Kasai, the United nations says.

20 more deaths in volatile central DRC, UN mission says

2017-04-27 20:31

The UN peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo says at least 20 people have been killed as violence mounts in the country's centre.

DRC UN mission braces for clashes as leader's term ends

2016-12-07 08:44

The UN mission in the DRC is bracing for violence ahead of the official end of President Joseph Kabila's term on December 20, amid moves to extend the leader's mandate.

CAR militia kills at least 20, several wounded

2016-09-18 17:00

Militia fighters in the Central African Republic have killed at least 20 people and wounded several more in attacks in the centre of the country, a police source says.

UN starts probe into DRC sex abuse claims

2016-04-02 20:47

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has opened an investigation into claims of sexual abuse against Tanzanian peacekeepers.

DRC ethnic tensions lead to fatal clashes

2016-02-08 22:05

At least 15 people have been killed in clashes between armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a region that has been the scene of heightened ethnic tensions.

Ugandan rebels 'kill' at least 12 in east DRC

2015-11-30 15:41

At least 12 people have been killed in an attack blamed on Ugandan rebels in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a witness and local NGO.

UN denies 5 civilians killed in UN copter attack in DRC

2015-10-09 10:52

The UN has rejected accusations from a governor in the DRC that five civilians had been killed in a UN helicopter attack against rebel fighters this week.

UN accused of killing five civilians in DRC

2015-10-08 20:29

The governor of North Kivu province in the DRC says five civilians had been killed in a UN helicopter attack against rebel fighters this week.

Monusco child sex assults highlighted

2015-08-17 22:02

The UN mission in the DRC has launched a graphic campaign aimed at preventing sexual abuse by its peacekeepers following a child rape scandal.

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