'Mum, they're killing me': Child kidnappings surge in DR Congo's Goma

Valerie pulls a pair of blue shorts and a small white shirt out of a plastic bag. The shirt is stained with blood. It`s the school uniform of her eight-year-old son Nathanael, who was kidnapped on his way to class in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Nov 21, 2017, 08:47 AM IST

Militants attack Congo bases in northeast, killing UN peacekeeper

Militants attacked two military bases in northeastern Congo on Monday, killing a U.N. peacekeeper and injuring a dozen others, the U.N. mission and the army said.

Oct 09, 2017, 16:33 PM IST

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.

Dec 20, 2014, 15:53 PM IST

'34 killed by rebels in latest Congo attack'

Rebels in eastern Congo killed at least 34 civilians in overnight attacks, the latest in a series of deadly raids, a coalition of civil society groups said on Sunday.

Dec 07, 2014, 19:56 PM IST

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.

Oct 17, 2014, 00:20 AM IST

DR Congo Army in `last phase` push against M23 rebels

Democratic Republic of Congo troops were in a mopping up operation to rout the remaining pockets of the M23 rebel movement, after seizing their last stronghold in a push to finally break the back of the insurgency.

Nov 01, 2013, 10:21 AM IST

36 killed in Congo plane crash

At least 36 people were killed after a twin-propelled passenger aircraft crashed upon landing in the Democratic Republic of Congo`s eastern city of Goma.

Mar 05, 2013, 08:37 AM IST

Congo troops take back city of Goma

Congolese soldiers took control of Goma though the rebels who occupied it for two weeks continued to stake out positions just 3 kms away.

Dec 04, 2012, 09:18 AM IST

M23 rebels begins withdrawal, paving way for peace in Goma

The M23 rebels on Saturday finally withdrew from the city of Goma which was under its control for over 10 days.

Dec 01, 2012, 19:01 PM IST

UN Security Council puts sanctions on Congo rebels

The UN Security Council voted unanimously to sanction the leaders of Congo`s M23 rebel force.

Nov 21, 2012, 15:08 PM IST

Congolese rebels penetrate Goma, seize airport

A rebel group created just seven months ago attacked the strategic provincial capital of Goma, home to more than 1 million people in eastern Congo.

Nov 20, 2012, 17:02 PM IST