Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo district both a challenge and a chance

When the deadly Ebola virus struck anew last month in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the outbreak was centred in a district sufficiently remote to be both a blessing and a bane for medical staff.

DR Congo confirms first Ebola cases

The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its two first cases of Ebola this year, but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic raging in four countries of West Africa.

`Crucial` to protect victims in mass rape trial of DRC officer

Kinshasa: It is "crucial" that hundreds of witnesses and victims are protected in the trial of a senior army officer accused of crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo, legal activists said on Thursday.

Armed Rwandan rebels surrender in east DR Congo

More than 100 armed Rwandan rebels from a group linked to the 1994 genocide in their homeland turned themselves in Friday in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a decision welcomed by the UN.

15 killed in DR Congo football match stampede

At least 15 people were killed and 30 injured in a stampede that occurred during a football match in Democratic Republic of Congo`s (DRC) capital city of Kinshasa, media reported Monday.

Toll in DR Congo train crash rises to 74 dead

The toll in a train crash in DR Congo last week was raised to 74 dead, the country`s health minister has said.

Stampede at late DR Congo star singer`s tribute kills 14

At least 14 people were killed in a stampede Friday during a tribute festival in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a popular African music star.

ICC convicts DR Congo militia boss of war crimes

The International Criminal Court on Friday convicted Congolese ex-militia boss Germain Katanga of war crimes for arming an ethnic militia that carried out a 2003 village massacre with guns and machetes.

DR Congo militia boss faces ICC war crimes verdict

The International Criminal Court is due to deliver its verdict Friday in the trial of Congolese ex-militia boss Germain Katanga, accused of using child soldiers in a 2003 attack on a village in the vast central African country, killing 200 people.

UN to boost troops in DR Congo`s troubled Katanga region

The United Nations said on Tuesday it will send more peacekeeping troops to the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of Congo after a surge in attacks by local militias caused a critical humanitarian crisis.

11 die in eastern DR Congo landslides: Official

Eleven people have been killed in landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said today.

DR Congo forces repel attacks, kill at least 70

Armed youths believed to be loyal to a pastor who challenged President Joseph Kabila in elections seven years ago stormed the state television station yesterday, the international airport and the military headquarters.

UN peacekeepers in DR Congo on alert after clashes

UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are on alert amid ongoing clashes between government forces and unidentified armed men, a UN spokesperson said here Monday.

40 die in DR Congo capital as security forces fight armed men

Heavy gunfire erupted on Monday in several parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo`s capital Kinshasa, where the government said 40 assailants were killed by security forces.

UN force fires on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo

Helicopters of a special UN force in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo today fired on Ugandan rebels to help government troops retake the town of Kamango after an attack that killed civilians.

Japan diplomat indicted over arson in DR Congo

A diplomat in charge of accounting at the Japanese embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was charged Tuesday with setting fire to the mission where $260,000 has gone missing.

Children among 21 victims of brutal DR Congo attack

The bodies of at least 21 people have been found after a grisly attack in eastern DR Congo in which several women and children were raped, mutilated and beheaded, the UN peacekeeping mission said Monday.

UN launches its first ever surveillance drone in DR Congo

The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday officially launched a surveillance drone in the strife-torn northeast in the first such move by the United Nations.

Japan diplomat held over arson, embezzlement in DR Congo

A diplomat in charge of accounting at the Japanese embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was being quizzed on Tuesday after a suspicious fire at the mission where USD 260,000 has gone missing.

UN to start using surveillance drones in DR Congo

The United Nations will start using surveillance drones for the first time in Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday in a landmark intelligence-gathering advance for the world body.