DR Congo

Up to 30 feared dead as DR Congo army plane crashes

A military transport plane belonging to the Congolese army crashed near Kinshasa on Saturday, killing "several dozen" people, military and airport sources told AFP.

Sep 30, 2017, 18:57 PM IST

Troops kill 18 Burundian refugees in DR Congo: Officials

Around 36,000 are in DR Congo, mainly in the overcrowded camp of Lusenda, in the east, or several transit camps.

Sep 16, 2017, 15:44 PM IST
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.

Dec 22, 2016, 18:02 PM IST

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.

Dec 20, 2016, 14:25 PM IST

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.

Nov 09, 2016, 19:00 PM IST

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.

Sep 22, 2016, 09:41 AM IST
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.

Jun 21, 2016, 19:32 PM IST

`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.

Jun 16, 2016, 09:02 AM IST

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

Jun 09, 2016, 04:36 AM IST

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.

Oct 10, 2015, 03:24 AM IST

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.

Oct 09, 2015, 00:47 AM IST

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. 

Sep 25, 2015, 09:41 AM IST
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.

Sep 23, 2015, 19:18 PM IST

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.

Sep 15, 2015, 16:21 PM IST

UN troops help `neutralise` DR Congo militia

The United Nations said Wednesday that around a quarter of Congolese militia group the Patriotic Revolutionary Forces of Ituri(FRPI) had been "neutralised" after a three-week military operation.  

Jun 25, 2015, 02:43 AM IST

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 told AFP on Thursday.

May 14, 2015, 15:58 PM IST

Seven bodies found in DR Congo`s restive east

 At least seven bodies have been found in an eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo where a series of massacres has left more than 300 people dead in seven months, local authorities said Saturday.

May 10, 2015, 07:12 AM IST

Dozens feared dead in DR Congo ethnic clashes: UN

Dozens were feared dead in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in renewed clashes between minority Pygmies and majority Bantus, the UN said Friday.

May 09, 2015, 02:33 AM IST

UN reinforces DRCongo troops after two blue helmets killed

 The United Nations has deployed reinforcements to its Democratic Republic of Congo peacekeeping force near the eastern town Beni, after two soldiers were killed in an ambush Tuesday. 

May 06, 2015, 16:42 PM IST

DR Congo grants amnesty to hundreds of M23 rebels

The Democratic Republic of Congo announced Thursday it had granted amnesty to around 375 ex-members of the defeated M23 rebel movement.

May 01, 2015, 03:28 AM IST