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 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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.