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15 killed in Congo ferry capsize

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:59

At least 15 people drowned when a ferry capsized on Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), authorities said.

Dozens killed in massacre in eastern Congo

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 09:01

Up to 37 people including women and children were killed in Democratic Republic of Congo`s eastern province of South Kivu on Saturday in an attack that government officials blamed on a dispute over cattle.

At least 30 killed in east DR Congo church: Official

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 20:49

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.

`Death threats` for WWF staff opposing UK oil firm

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 05:00

The World Wildlife Fund condemned "death threats" against two of its staff fighting oil exploration in a Democratic Republic of Congo nature park just weeks after the park`s director was shot.

Shipwreck on Africa`s Lake Albert claims 98 lives: UN

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 20:20

At least 98 people died when a boat capsized on Lake Albert, which lies between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said on Monday.

Boat accident in Western Uganda kills at least 19: Police

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 13:58

At least 19 people were killed and dozens of others were missing on Saturday after a boat carrying mostly Congolese refugees capsized in a lake that runs along the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, police said.

ICC leads calls for DR Congo to arrest Sudan`s Bashir

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 18:48

The International Criminal Court led calls for the government of Democratic Republic of Congo to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar Bashir, who is wanted on charges of genocide in Darfur.

Congo armed groups wielding machetes reportedly execute 70

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 09:12

Armed groups wielding machetes have reportedly executed 70 people in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo "to spread terror", the UN peacekeeping mission said on Thursday.

At least 10 killed after blast at Congo arms dump

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 01:59

An explosion at an arms depot in Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 10 people in a nearby town on Friday, according to a senior local government official.

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.

US urges UN force to go after Rwandan rebels in DR Congo

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 09:06

The United States on Friday urged the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo to "redouble its efforts" in the fight against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the restive east of the country.

UN warns will thwart any M23 rebel return in DR Congo

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 08:16

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo will not "tolerate" a resurgence of the M23 rebel group, the top UN official there said.