Blood diamonds: Dawood Ibrahim's latest business interest

Underworld don and 1993 Mumbai blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim, who is known to have interests in real estate, money laundering and illegal financial services, is now in the business of `blood diamonds`.

Maternal tetanus elimination in India will save lives: UN

Lauding India for eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus, a senior UN official has said the country's "landmark achievement" will save the lives of countless mothers and their newborns.

Congo reshuffle drops ministers against constitution change

Republic of Congo`s President Denis Sassou Nguesso announced Monday a major cabinet reshuffle that excludes two minsters who opposed a change to the constitution that would allow the long-serving head of state to run for a third term.

Congo and WHO investigate possible Ebola outbreak

Health officials in Democratic Republic of Congo are investigating a possible outbreak of Ebola in a village about 270 km (170 miles) northeast of the capital Kinshasa, the government and the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Pranab Mukherjee greets Congo on National Day

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted the government and people of Congo on the eve of their National Day.

Prez Mukherjee extends greetings to Congo on eve of their National Day

 President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday extended greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of Congo on the eve of their National Day.

Students riot in Congo after final exams cancelled

Thousands of students rioted Friday in Congo`s capital Brazzaville, attacking schools and the education ministry after authorities cancelled the final day of end-of-year exams over alleged "massive fraud".

23 dead in new massacres in DR Congo's east: Regional official

Twenty-three people have been killed in two new massacres blamed on Ugandan rebels in the restless east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a regional official said on Thursday.

UN troops ready to move against DR Congo rebels

UN troops are preparing an offensive against Hutu rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo after plans for a joint operation with the Congolese army fell through, the UN peacekeeping chief has said.

Hundreds of child soldiers freed in DR Congo: UN

More than 400 child soldiers have escaped the grip of armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo this year thanks to a string of operations targeting militants, the UN mission said today.

UN: Peacekeepers ambushed in Congo; 2 dead, 13 wounded

Suspected rebels ambushed a Tanzanian unit of UN peacekeepers in eastern Congo, killing two and wounding 13, the spokesman for the secretary-general said in a statement.

Two Tanzanian UN peacekeepers killed in Congo ambush

Two United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday when their patrol was ambushed in an area where government forces are fighting Ugandan rebels, the country`s U.N. mission said.

Congo-Brazzaville bans Muslim women from wearing full veil

Congo-Brazzaville has banned Muslim women from wearing the full face-veil in public, citing security reasons, an Islamic association told AFP on Saturday.

BSF jawan cremated after a week he died under UN flag in Congo

The distraught family of a deceased BSF jawan could get to see the body and cremate their lone bread-winner almost after a week he died, as "procedures" held up an immediate air-dispatch of his mortal remains from a UN mission in Congo.

Discrimination a daily struggle for immigrants in South Africa

Immigrants fleeing a wave of deadly xenophobic violence in South Africa have described how fear drove them to try to hide their nationalities even before the attacks began.

Congo national arrested for making sexual advances

An African national was on Sunday arrested for allegedly making sexual advances to a woman in AECS Layout under Mahadevpura police station limits, a top police official said.

ICC acquits Congo ex-militia boss Ngudjolo Chui on appeal

The International Criminal Court on Friday upheld the acquittal of Congolese ex-militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, freed more than two years ago on war crimes charges.

UN panel urges increased use of drones in peacekeeping missions

United Nations:A United Nations panel assessing the future technological needs of peacekeeping missions has recommended dramatically expanding the use of unmanned surveillance drones in U.N. military operations, the head of the panel said on Monday.

Congo spurns UN support for campaign against Rwandan rebels

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has spurned a United Nations offer of support for a military campaign against Rwandan Hutu rebels inside the country, and criticised international interference in its affairs.

UN ends support for Congo military offensive against rebels

The United Nations is formally ending its support for a Congo military offensive against a rebel group after two Congolese generals linked to human rights violations were picked to lead the operation.