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.

At least 129 dead after boat capsizes in DR Congo: officials

 At least 129 people drowned after a boat capsised on Thursday night on Lake Tanganyika in the southeast of Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a new official death toll.

UN warns of long fight against DR Congo massacres

The head of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday warned of a long battle ahead to stop militants who have hacked over 250 people to death in the country`s restive east.

New massacre leaves 36 dead in eastern DR Congo

Suspected Ugandan rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo hacked 36 people to death with machetes and axes, authorities said Sunday, as an outcry grew against the failure of the army and UN peacekeepers to stop a repeat of such massacres.

New massacre leaves 14 dead in eastern DR Congo: Officials

An overnight attack by suspected Ugandan rebels in the area of Beni in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has left 14 people dead, authorities said Sunday.

The attack in the village of Oicha in North Kivu province was confirmed by a military spokesman and a local official.

Around 100 killed in east DR Congo, Uganda rebels blamed

About 100 people were slaughtered last week in a fresh massacre in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, blamed by the government on Uganda rebels, lawmakers told AFP on Monday.

DR Congo declares itself Ebola-free

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday declared itself Ebola-free, after a three-month outbreak of the killer disease claimed at least 49 lives.

Deadly DR Congo protests after UN troops accused of killing

A protester was killed and two others badly wounded Tuesday after angry crowds accused UN troops of shooting a man in the head in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, rights groups said.

Rebels kill 26 in DRC machete attack as UN chief told to leave

Rebels killed 26 people with machetes in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo as the authorities in Kinshasa demanded the recall on Thursday of the top UN human rights official in the country.

26 killed in DR Congo attack blamed on Ugandan rebels

Twenty-six people have been killed in an attack in a major town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said Thursday, violence blamed on Ugandan rebels.