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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two people have been killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in fresh protests at failures to root out a notorious armed group, a military official has said.
Police and soldiers have fired live ammunition to disperse demonstrators in the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a report says.
Two armed groups who last year joined an agreement aimed at bringing peace to the Central African Republic have clashed in a key northeastern town, the UN says.
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.
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.
At least 30 people were killed in fighting between militiamen and traders in a restive district of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, a security source and an imam have said.
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.
The International Monetary Fund has said it had agreed to a $368.4m credit facility for strife-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, to enable its authorities 'to meet their urgent balance of payment needs'.
Rwanda has started a voluntary Ebola vaccination programme at its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour.
A Chadian minister, who served as the country's premier from 2013-16 has been arrested over fraud allegations, a police spokesperson told AFP.
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.
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