'Mum, they're killing me': Child kidnappings surge in DRC's Goma

2017-11-21 17:25

Valerie pulls a pair of blue shorts and a small white shirt out of a plastic bag. The shirt is stained with blood. It's the school uniform of her eight-year-old son Nathanael, who was kidnapped on his way to class in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Six dead, including two soldiers, in DRC attack

2017-11-21 14:50

Six people, including two soldiers, died in clashes between the army and militiamen in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Congolese army has said.

In DRC, fight for sanitation is also a fight for dignity

2017-11-18 14:18

From crouching over a small hole with a sheet for privacy to defecating in the open air, for millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo going to the toilet is a daily act of misery.

DRC makes arrests ahead of anti-Kabila protests

2017-11-16 17:56

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo has stifled street protests against the extended rule of President Joseph Kabila, making several dozen arrests according to campaign groups, despite a UN appeal to allow peaceful demonstrations.

DRC lorry crash kills 15

2017-11-16 09:08

At least 15 people were killed when a lorry tumbled into a river in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, official sources has said.

UN warns DRC on eve of protest rallies

2017-11-14 17:35

The United Nations has called on Democratic Republic of Congo's government to allow peaceful demonstrations on the eve of expected protests against President Joseph Kabila.

Nigeria's Wizkid crowned best African artist at AFRIMA

2017-11-13 19:30

Nigerian sensation Wizkid has retained his best artist title at this year's African Music Awards, as he carried off a clutch of prizes at a glitzy ceremony in Lagos.

Eight dead in DRC train accident

2017-11-13 06:00

At least eight people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo in an accident involving a freight train carrying flammable material, an official and the UN's radio Okapi say.

DRC militiamen on trial for raping children

2017-11-10 21:15

Eighteen suspected militiamen, including a provincial lawmaker, have went on trial in Democratic Republic of Congo's chaotic east for kidnapping and raping some 40 girls.

Nine children drown as boat capsizes in DRC lake: official

2017-11-09 20:14

Nine children died and another was missing after a canoe capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. a local official has said.


53 protesters killed over six months in DRC: report

2017-11-21 15:41

Police and security forces killed at least 53 protesters during anti-government demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo between April and October, according to a report.

Six hurt as police fire on DRC opposition rally: MP

2017-11-20 12:06

Police in Democratic Republic of Congo fired on an opposition rally, injuring six protesters denouncing the extended rule of President Joseph Kabila, a lawmaker has said.

DRC militia chief arrested: judicial source

2017-11-16 22:51

A man believed to be a leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kamwina Nsapu militia has been detained over a beheading in the troubled Kasai region, a judicial source have told AFP.

Amnesty warns companies on child labour in DRC cobalt mining

2017-11-16 15:01

Leading technology and electric car companies have been accused of failing to ensure minerals used in their products are not mined using child labour, Amnesty International has said in a report.

Swedes say little help from DRC in murder investigation

2017-11-16 05:49

A Swedish prosecutor says authorities are getting little help from Democratic Republic of Congo in their investigations into the slayings of two UN experts - of which one of them a Swede - by militiamen from DRC's violence-torn Kasai region.

Top Africa stories: Zim coup threat, Mugabe, DRC

2017-11-14 08:37

Zimbabwe's army chief has threatened a coup, and ex-vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa's allies in both the ruling Zanu-PF party and government have reportedly dumped his camp .

UPDATE: At least 33 killed, others burned as DRC train carrying fuel derails

2017-11-13 08:34

Up to 33 people are feared dead in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a freight train carrying fuel plunged into a ravine. An unknown number of others were injured or burned in the accident.

SANDF member killed by boyfriend in DRC gets full military funeral

2017-11-11 08:16

The South African National Defence Force have confirmed that the member who was shot and killed by her boyfriend in Eastern Democratic of the Congo will receive a full military funeral.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Tsvangirai, Nigeria

2017-11-10 08:46

President Robert Mugabe has threatened his former vice president and long-time ally Emmerson Mnangagwa with death, and Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he is worried about stability in the southern African country.

Refugees flee to Zambia, accusing DRC troops of killings

2017-11-09 17:05

Recounting horrific stories of rape and murder allegedly by government soldiers, thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have sought safety on the Zambian side of Lake Mweru.

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