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Feb 09, 2018, 22:19 PM IST

'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
Indian peacekeeping forces repulse frontal assault by 30-member militia in Congo

Indian peacekeeping forces repulse frontal assault by 30-member militia in Congo

The attack on the peacekeepers' post was carried out on Friday in Lubero by the Mai Mai group which have recently been targeting Congolese Army positions.

Oct 09, 2017, 19:23 PM 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

10 killed in northeast Congo; Ugandan rebels blamed

Authorities say at least 10 people have been killed in northeastern Congo by Ugandan rebels belonging to the group known as ADF.

Oct 09, 2017, 00:34 AM IST

Congo security forces kill at least 18 Burundian refugees: Sources

Congolese security forces killed at least 18 Burundian refugees during clashes over plans to send some of them home, local activists and a diplomatic source said. 

Sep 16, 2017, 15:05 PM IST

Indian man kidnapped in Congo released: Sushma Swaraj

An Indian man who was abducted in Congo has been released.

Jul 18, 2017, 23:58 PM IST

Indian army expedites buying military hardware for UN missions

A report by the UN pointed out poor maintenance and serviceability of equipment and platforms used by the Indian troops and held back a reimbursement amount of Rs 338 crore, official sources said.

 

Jun 25, 2017, 12:54 PM IST

Heavy fighting in northeastern Congo, several wounded: Residents

Exchanges of heavy weapons fire erupted in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday between the army and militia fighters, and several students sitting exams were wounded in an explosion at a school, residents said.

Jun 22, 2017, 15:20 PM IST

Over 3,300 dead in 8 months of DR Congo unrest

The UN's MONUSCO peacekeeping mission had previously spoken of "more than 400 dead" while about 1.3 million people are estimated to have fled their homes in the Kasai provinces.
 

Jun 20, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
Deadly Ebola cases on the rise in Congo, number goes upto 29

Deadly Ebola cases on the rise in Congo, number goes upto 29

WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier today said the number includes two laboratory-confirmed deaths.

May 19, 2017, 18:40 PM IST
UN agency announces 2 more suspected Ebola cases in Congo

UN agency announces 2 more suspected Ebola cases in Congo

The UN agency said yesterday there are now 11 suspected cases, including three reported deaths, in Likati in Congo's northern Bas-Uele Province. WHO said one death has tested positive for an Ebola strain seen in the country before.

May 14, 2017, 09:34 AM IST

Congo opposition leader sentenced to five years in prison

 A court in Democratic Republic of Congo sentenced a political opposition leader to five years in prison on Wednesday, a human rights advocate said, a judgment that risks imperiling multi-party talks meant to organise a presidential election next year.

Dec 29, 2016, 07:04 AM IST
Who's behind the massacres in Congo's Beni region?

Who's behind the massacres in Congo's Beni region?

The official explanation for a two-year wave of massacres in a restive corner of DR Congo centres on a shadowy rebel group accused of having ties to the global jihadist underground.

Dec 27, 2016, 09:40 AM IST
At least 34 civilians killed in Congo violence amid political instability

At least 34 civilians killed in Congo violence amid political instability

At least 34 civilians have been killed by Militias in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo over the weekend.

Dec 26, 2016, 11:55 AM IST

Almost 300 arrested as anti-president protests subside in Congo

Police said they had arrested 275 people across Democratic Republic of Congo as two days of protests against President Joseph Kabila appeared to subside on Wednesday.

Dec 22, 2016, 00:11 AM IST
Blast kills child, injures 32 Indian peacekeepers in east Congo: UN

Blast kills child, injures 32 Indian peacekeepers in east Congo: UN

An explosion killed a child and injured 32 Indian peacekeepers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma on Tuesday morning, the U.N. mission in Congo said.

Nov 08, 2016, 13:32 PM IST

Three dead at burnt headquarters of Congo opposition party: Witness

At least 17 people died on Monday in clashes between security forces and protesters angered by what they say is a bid by President Joseph Kabila to extend his rule over Africa`s top copper producer.

Sep 20, 2016, 15:15 PM IST
Anti-government march turns violent in Congo capital, 17 dead

Anti-government march turns violent in Congo capital, 17 dead

At least 17 people, including three policemen, were killed when Congolese police and anti-government protesters clashed in the capital Kinshasa on Monday during a march against President Joseph Kabila and what the protesters see as his bid to extend his mandate.

Sep 20, 2016, 02:26 AM IST

DR Congo summit to avoid poll chaos opens despite no-shows

A long-awaited "national dialogue" to avert political chaos opened in Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday despite the absence of many opposition figures who described the event as a government "trap".

Sep 02, 2016, 05:57 AM IST