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Rights in DRC still under threat a year after change, Amnesty says

2020-01-24 17:01

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.

Violence in DRC's Ituri may be crimes against humanity: UN

2020-01-10 16:15

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.

Rebels 'hack civilians to death' in eastern DRC attack, number expected to rise

2019-12-31 15:15

Distrust in government grows after 23 people die in an attack by ADF, which has killed hundreds since late October.

At least 18 killed in new militia attack in eastern DRC

2019-12-30 19:34

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.

UN reduces soldiers, increases police in DRC mission

2019-12-19 21:00

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.

Ebola cases sharply up in eastern DRC

2019-12-12 18:30

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. .

Militia beheads 16 people in new DRC massacre: civil society

2019-12-06 15:35

Suspected militia fighters have decapitated 16 people in a new village massacre near Beni in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civil society sources say.

DRC police fire live rounds to break up Beni protests

2019-11-22 17:30

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 killed in eastern DRC by ADF militia

2019-11-20 19:10

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.

Two killed in DRC's Virunga national park

2019-11-14 22:00

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.

 

At least 6 killed in new east DRC militia attack

2020-01-22 20:44

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.

DRC measles outbreak kills 6 000 in a year: WHO

2020-01-07 21:00

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 seeks 15-year jail term for journalists

2019-12-30 22:00

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.

Job cuts in UN mission in DRC upset local workers

2019-12-20 21:01

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.

At least 700 000 displaced by east DRC violence: MSF

2019-12-18 20:52

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.

DRC policewoman arrested for killing 14-year-old protester

2019-12-10 18:34

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.

Insecurity threatens chance to end DRC Ebola outbreak: WHO

2019-11-22 19:26

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.

DRC army kills 7 militia after attacks

2019-11-21 22:00

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.

DRC leader hopes to eradicate Ebola in his country by December

2019-11-15 20:08

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.

Anti-Ebola radio in DRC closes down after killing

2019-11-11 18:25

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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