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At least 30 killed in east DR Congo church: Official

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 21:41

Armed men burst into a church in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo overnight, killing more than 30 people including women and children, local sources said on Saturday.

Armed Rwandan rebels surrender in east DR Congo

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 09:18

More than 100 armed Rwandan rebels from a group linked to the 1994 genocide in their homeland turned themselves in Friday in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a decision welcomed by the UN.

15 killed in DR Congo football match stampede

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 18:40

At least 15 people were killed and 30 injured in a stampede that occurred during a football match in Democratic Republic of Congo`s (DRC) capital city of Kinshasa, media reported Monday.

Toll in DR Congo train crash rises to 74 dead

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 04:03

The toll in a train crash in DR Congo last week was raised to 74 dead, the country`s health minister has said.

Stampede at late DR Congo star singer`s tribute kills 14

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 18:50

At least 14 people were killed in a stampede Friday during a tribute festival in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a popular African music star.

DR congo train crash : Rescue team working on saving survivors

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 19:20

Rescue teams and medics on Thursday attempted to save survivors trapped in the mangled wreckage of a train that flew off the rails in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 57.

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.