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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.

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.