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ICC convicts DR Congo militia boss of war crimes

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 02:15

The International Criminal Court on Friday convicted Congolese ex-militia boss Germain Katanga of war crimes for arming an ethnic militia that carried out a 2003 village massacre with guns and machetes.

DR Congo militia boss faces ICC war crimes verdict

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 10:25

The International Criminal Court is due to deliver its verdict Friday in the trial of Congolese ex-militia boss Germain Katanga, accused of using child soldiers in a 2003 attack on a village in the vast central African country, killing 200 people.

UN to boost troops in DR Congo`s troubled Katanga region

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 02:50

The United Nations said on Tuesday it will send more peacekeeping troops to the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of Congo after a surge in attacks by local militias caused a critical humanitarian crisis.

11 die in eastern DR Congo landslides: Official

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 01:23

Eleven people have been killed in landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said today.

Colonel Ndala: slain hope of reformed DR Congo army

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 12:41

Defections, corruption, war crimes -- DR Congo`s top military commanders have tended to make headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent years.

DR Congo forces repel attacks, kill at least 70

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 09:00

Armed youths believed to be loyal to a pastor who challenged President Joseph Kabila in elections seven years ago stormed the state television station yesterday, the international airport and the military headquarters.

UN peacekeepers in DR Congo on alert after clashes

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 07:12

UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are on alert amid ongoing clashes between government forces and unidentified armed men, a UN spokesperson said here Monday.

40 die in DR Congo capital as security forces fight armed men

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 19:51

Heavy gunfire erupted on Monday in several parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo`s capital Kinshasa, where the government said 40 assailants were killed by security forces.

UN force fires on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 14:04

Helicopters of a special UN force in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo today fired on Ugandan rebels to help government troops retake the town of Kamango after an attack that killed civilians.

Japan diplomat indicted over arson in DR Congo

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 15:34

A diplomat in charge of accounting at the Japanese embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was charged Tuesday with setting fire to the mission where $260,000 has gone missing.

Children among 21 victims of brutal DR Congo attack

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 09:17

The bodies of at least 21 people have been found after a grisly attack in eastern DR Congo in which several women and children were raped, mutilated and beheaded, the UN peacekeeping mission said Monday.

UN launches its first ever surveillance drone in DR Congo

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 20:04

The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday officially launched a surveillance drone in the strife-torn northeast in the first such move by the United Nations.