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.  

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

American diplomat freed after DR Congo arrest

An American diplomat and five journalists arrested alongside activists in Democratic Republic of Congo have been released, but the African activists remain in custody on suspicion of planning to destabilise the country, officials said on Monday.

UN to formally end support for DR Congo operation

The United Nations is pulling its support for a Democratic Republic of Congo military operation against rebels after Kinshasa missed a deadline to sack two generals, a UN official said Saturday.

WHO assists search for `100 missing` in DR Congo boat disaster

The World Health Organization on Friday said it is assisting in the search for as many as 100 people believed missing after their boat sank on the Congo River.

UNSC renews sanctions against DR Congo

The UN Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday renewed its sanctions on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to stop the supply, sale or transfer of arms to militant groups in the country and also to prevent their training and funding.

Africa Cup of Nations: Draw enough to take Tunisia and DR Congo through
Africa Cup of Nations: Draw enough to take Tunisia and DR Congo through

Tunisia and DR Congo both advanced to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday after drawing 1-1 in their final Group B game in Bata.

DR Congo speaker admits police `lapse` in deadly protests

Democratic Republic of Congo`s parliament speaker on Saturday admitted security services "lapses" during protests against President Joseph Kabila that left around 40 people dead.

40 dead in DR Congo protests: Human Rights Watch

Forty people have died in protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo against President Joseph Kabila, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday, accusing security forces of using excessive force and then trying to remove evidence.

Tanzania backs offensive against Rwanda rebels in DR Congo: President

Tanzania will back a UN military offensive against Rwandan rebels in lawless eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, President Jakaya Kikwete has said, dismissing accusations he favoured the insurgents as "preposterous."

Over 150 Rwandan Hutu rebels surrender in DR Congo

A group of 155 Rwandan Hutu rebels turned themselves in on Sunday in the face of threatened action by UN and Congolese troops as part of efforts to restore calm in the Democratic Republic of Congo`s restive east.

Two men burnt alive in DR Congo after attack: Official

Two men were burnt alive Saturday by civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo`s volatile east after they attacked a military office, a local official said.

UN, DR Congo re-launch hunt for militants blamed for massacres

Democratic Republic of Congo and UN forces are renewing a hunt for Ugandan rebels in a corner of the DRC`s restive east who are blamed for slaughtering 260 local people, officials announced Tuesday.

1,000 DRC ex-rebels break out of Uganda camp: Army

About 1,000 former fighters from a former Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group broke out Tuesday from a camp where they being held in Uganda just as soldiers were about to repatriate them, the Ugandan army said.

Uganda clashes as DR Congo`s M23 ex-rebels refuse to go home

Democratic Republic of Congo`s M23 ex-rebel leader said Tuesday that several members were wounded when Ugandan troops tried to forcibly return them home.

126 dead after boat capsizes in DR Congo

At least 126 people died and 221 people were rescued after a boat capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the southern Katagna province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), a media report said Sunday.