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Human rights remain at threat in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Amnesty International says in a report issued a year to the day since the country underwent historic change.
Hundreds of people have been killed or raped in attacks on the Hema ethnic group in eastern DRC's Ituri province, in what "may amount to crimes against humanity" or even genocide, the UN says.
Distrust in government grows after 23 people die in an attack by ADF, which has killed hundreds since late October.
At least 18 people in eastern DRC's troubled region of Beni have been killed in a fresh attack by a notorious armed group, a local official says.
The UN Security Council has approved a one-year extension of its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, decreasing the number of soldiers and increasing the size of its police contingent.
Twenty cases of Ebola have been recorded in three days in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where deadly violence is hampering efforts to end the 16-month-old epidemic, authorities say. .
Suspected militia fighters have decapitated 16 people in a new village massacre near Beni in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civil society sources say.
Police and soldiers have fired live ammunition to disperse demonstrators in the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a report says.
At least 10 civilians were killed in two attacks by militia gunmen in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where government forces have vowed to root out armed groups, sources say.
Gunmen killed a guard and a driver's help while they were crossing Virunga, Africa's oldest national park in DRC's restive east, park authorities say.
Six civilians, including a child, were killed in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, the army said, in the first assault this year in an area that has suffered multiple massacres.
Measles has killed more than 6 000 people in the DRC since January, the world's worst outbreak and nearly triple the toll in the country's Ebola epidemic, the World Health Organisation says.
Burundi prosecutors have sought 15-year jail terms for four reporters and their driver who were detained covering an incursion of rebels from DRC and charged with endangering state security.
Politicians in DRC have long pressed the UN to cut its huge mission in the country, but now that a drawdown has begun, questions are being raised about the impact on locally-hired employees.
A least 700 000 people have been displaced by violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, MSF says, pointing to "worrying" cases of malnutrition and sexual violence.
A policewoman in the Democratic Republic of Congo was arrested Tuesday after allegedly shooting a young protester dead at close range in the eastern city of Goma, police said.
The opportunity to quickly end the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo could be lost due to violence in the country's east, the United Nations says.
Congolese troops killed seven members of a militia who attacked its positions in two villages in the country's conflict-ridden east, the army says.
DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on Friday voiced hope that the Ebola epidemic in his country would be stamped out by the end of the year.
A local radio station that has been involved in the fight against Ebola in eastern DRC says it is closing down after one of its broadcasters was murdered.
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