DRC president calls Ituri violence 'attempted genocide'

2019-07-03 20:47

President Felix Tshisekedi described inter-ethnic bloodshed in DRC's northeast as "attempted genocide" after scores of people were killed and tens of thousands displaced.

Kardashian at White House | Iran bomb video emerges: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-06-14 06:58

Kim Kardashian West back at White House | Video purports to show Iran removing ship mine; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

At least 12 feared dead in DRC militia attack

2019-06-04 16:22

Up to 12 people were killed late on Monday when a militia group attacked the city of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local sources say.

Rwanda's Kagame stars in DRC Tshisekedi ceremonies

2019-05-31 22:01

Rwandan President Paul Kagame was the surprise guest at ceremonies in DRC on Friday to honour deceased opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi hosted by his son Felix, the country's president.

Over 830 000 cholera vaccinations planned in DRC: WHO

2019-05-28 05:54

More than 830 000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province will be vaccinated against cholera, which has claimed over 240 lives this year, the World Health Organisation says.

Fears of Ebola pandemic if DRC violent attacks continue

2019-05-23 20:33

Health officials have warned that the second-deadliest outbreak of Ebola may spiral out of control unless attacks by armed groups on medical facilities and workers in the DRC stop.

WHO warns Ebola could breach DRC's borders unless attacks stop

2019-05-11 10:36

Frequent assaults on health workers, treatment centres threaten efforts to contain the deadly virus, WHO says.

DRC towns vote in polls delayed by conflict, Ebola

2019-03-31 19:05

Voters in Beni and Butembo, towns in northeastern DRC ravaged by conflict and an Ebola epidemic, have taken part in long-delayed elections.

Ebola response in Congo hampered by violence, 'toxic' security situation - Doctors Without Borders

2019-03-07 19:41

Doctors Without Borders has warned that the effort to control Congo's Ebola outbreak is hampered by a 'toxic' security situation including a series of attacks on its treatment centres.

Ebola medical centre attacked in DRC for 2nd time in week

2019-02-28 09:42

The mayor of a city in DRC and medical aid group Doctors Without Borders say intruders wreaked havoc at an Ebola treatment centre in the eastern city of Butembo, the second Ebola clinic in the region attacked in a week.


16 militia killed in northeast DR Congo: army

2019-06-26 08:23

Sixteen militiamen have been killed in northeastern DR Congo, the military said on Tuesday, an area where ethnic violence has left at least 160 dead and forced hundreds of thousands to flee in the past two weeks.

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC

2019-06-13 20:56

Uganda has recorded its second Ebola fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring DRC, where officials said a 10-month-old epidemic has now killed more than 1 400 people.

'Father of democracy': DRC's Etienne Tshisekedi laid to rest

2019-06-02 16:05

The veteran opposition leader's body repatriated two years after he died, as DRC government accords him a state funeral.

Plane carrying body of DRC's Tshisekedi's arrives in Kinshasa: state TV

2019-05-30 22:00

A plane carrying the remains of former DRC opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi arrived in Kinshasa from Belgium for a funeral in his home country, images on state RTNC television have shown.

Ten people kidnapped by armed group in eastern DRC

2019-05-23 22:50

Ten people have been kidnapped by an armed group in the Beni region of eastern DR Congo, local sources say.

High-security Ebola burials spark dismay, anger in DRC

2019-05-22 06:57

People in Ebola-hit eastern DRC are struggling to come to terms with high-security burials that are part of a hard-pressed strategy to roll back the disease.

UN shifts response as Ebola outbreak in DRC drags on

2019-05-09 22:27

The UN is stepping up its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in the DRC , now in its 10th month, and needs additional resources, Secretary General Antonio Guterres says.

Attack on DRC Ebola centre leaves one dead

2019-03-09 16:21

Armed men attacked an Ebola treatment centre in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo again, killing a policeman and wounding a health worker, the authorities say.

DR Congo election runner-up refuses to take seat as MP

2019-03-07 05:51

Martin Fayulu, the runner-up in the Democratic Republic of Congo's controversial presidential vote, said on Wednesday he would refuse to take his seat as an MP, describing the role as inappropriate for someone who considered himself to be the country's "elected president."

Aid agency MSF suspends work in part of eastern DR Congo

2019-02-18 09:34

Doctors Without Borders has said it had suspended non-essential work in part of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after gunmen abducted two of its local staff there earlier this month.

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