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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

UN Security Council puts sanctions on Congo rebels

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

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.