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17 dead as DR Congo police clash with cult members

17 dead as DR Congo police clash with cult members

"The toll from the clashes is 14 militiamen from the political-religious cult and three dead police officers," Mongala provincial governor Bienvenu Esimba told AFP.

DR Congo opposition leader urges citizens to reject Kabila

The leader of Congo's largest opposition party is urging citizens to peacefully resist the "coup d'etat" he says President Joseph Kabila has carried out by not stepping down when his mandate expired at midnight.

Five DR Congo students shot in clashes with police: Medic

An AFP correspondent saw seven students -- including a woman who had lost consciousness -- under observation at the university medical centre.

DR Congo unrest ends with official death toll at 32

Police in DR Congo said Wednesday that 32 people had been killed during two days of clashes in the capital Kinshasa this week, while the opposition said more than three times that number had died.

ICC sentences DR Congo`s Bemba to 18 years in jail for war crimes

ICC sentences DR Congo`s Bemba to 18 years in jail for war crimes

Judges at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years in jail for a series of brutal rapes and murders in Central African Republic over a decade ago.

`Several dead` as Army clashes with rebels in DR Congo

Several people were killed in clashes between the army and former rebels at a military base in the Democratic Republic of Congo Wednesday, officials said.

DR Congo opposition leader ready for 'dialogue' with government

DRC opposition figures began a two-day meeting yesterday in Belgium to thrash out a common position against Kabila who is widely believed to want a third term, in contravention of the constitution which allows only two

Four killed trying to stop elephant poachers in Congo

An African Parks helicopter that was sent out to rescue the rangers itself came under fire but managed to retrieve six members of the patrol unit.

UN denies 5 civilians killed in UN copter attack in DR Congo

The MONUSCO force carried out a helicopter-backed raid on rebels on Monday in the villages of Musanga and Minova in eastern DR Congo.

Verdict due in `breakthrough` Rwandan rebels` German trial

A German court will rule Monday on a long-running case against two Rwandan Hutu leaders accused of masterminding from their homes in Germany massacres in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Nigeria call up Arsenal youngster Iwobi

Nigeria call up Arsenal youngster Iwobi

Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has included Arsenal starlet Alex Iwobi in his squad for next month`s friendlies against DR Congo and Cameroon in Belgium.

Witness tells ICC how DR Congo rebels came to `wage war`

The first witness began testifying Tuesday in the trial of former Congolese rebel Bosco Ntaganda, who stands accused before the International Criminal Court on 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.