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Indian peacekeepers in Congo garner appreciation for their professionalism

India is the second largest troop contributor to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), with 2,624 peacekeepers and 274 police personnel deployed as of March 2019. 

Jun 11, 2019, 10:55 AM 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

Woman raped in public, beheaded for serving 'fish'; mob cheers on

The woman, owner of the restaurant, reportedly served a dish of beans containing pieces of a local fish. The group of rebels, convinced that their protection charm has been breach sentence her to commit incest.

Oct 11, 2017, 08:41 AM IST

Up to 30 feared dead as DR Congo army plane crashes

A military transport plane belonging to the Congolese army crashed near Kinshasa on Saturday, killing "several dozen" people, military and airport sources told AFP.

Sep 30, 2017, 18:57 PM IST

17 bodies found in DR Congo east border lake

The bodies of 17 civilians apparently fleeing violence in the troubled North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo were found in Lake Edward, a local official said today.

Sep 19, 2017, 21:30 PM 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

Deal reached on cuts to UN peacekeeping: Diplomat

Washington pays 28.5 percent of the $7.9 billion budget for peacekeeping and 22 percent of the UN`s core budget of $5.4 billion.

Jun 28, 2017, 19:43 PM IST

US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

The State Department downgraded China in its annual "Trafficking in Persons Report," saying Beijing is doing little to combat the phenomenon or protect its victims. 

Jun 28, 2017, 08:50 AM IST

Democratic Republic of Congo conflict: Over 3,000 dead in Kasai violence

More than 3,300 people have been killed in the volatile Kasai provinces of central Congo since August, according to a document released today by the Catholic church, as the UN called for an international investigation.

Jun 20, 2017, 21:08 PM IST

Ebola returns to Congo: WHO assessing extent of outbreak; things to know about the disease

WHO Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti on May 13 visited Kinshasa to discuss with national authorities and partners ways to mount a rapid, effective and coherent response in order to stop the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

May 15, 2017, 17:03 PM IST

Outgoing UN peacekeeping head praises Indian, South Asian troops

As of February, there were 7,606 Indians serving in the peacekeeping operations, the second largest contingent, after Ethiopia with 8,321.

Mar 25, 2017, 09:10 AM IST

16 killed in three days of DR Congo clashes

Sixteen people have been killed in three days of fighting this week that pitted the Democratic Republic of Congo's army against a rebel militia, a military spokesman told AFP Thursday.

Feb 23, 2017, 23:24 PM IST

Burundi asks refugees to return home

The Burundian government has started a regional campaign to ask the country`s refugees to voluntarily return home despite tension in the east African country, a media report said.

Feb 15, 2017, 14:28 PM IST

Returned detained former Congo rebels to military camp: Uganda

Uganda said on Monday it had returned dozens of former combatants of a Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group to a military camp after they tried to sneak back to their own country in disguise last week.

Jan 23, 2017, 17:39 PM IST

Twenty six dead in days of DR Congo clashes over slain militia chief

Over two dozen people have been killed since the start of the year in clashes pitting the Democratic Republic of Congo`s security forces against supporters of a slain tribal chief, a local governor said in a statement.

Jan 11, 2017, 17:43 PM IST

Twenty-two civilians killed in DR Congo bloodbath: Official

At least 22 civilians were killed in a massacre in Democratic Republic of Congo`s restive North Kivu province over the weekend, an official said Sunday. 

Dec 26, 2016, 01:35 AM IST

No elections in DR Congo before April 2018: Minister

Elected in 2006, he went on to win a second five-year term in a 2011 vote decried as rigged by the opposition.

Nov 28, 2016, 00:14 AM IST

Ugandan tribal king arrested after clashes kill 55

Violence has been simmering in the region all week, with four militants killed when they attacked a police post on Thursday, a police spokeswoman told AFP.

Nov 27, 2016, 18:40 PM IST

Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission seeks to delay vote

The Democratic Republic of Congo`s electoral commission on Saturday said it would seek to delay calling voters to the polls until late 2017, though the opposition swiftly rejected the proposal.

Oct 02, 2016, 02:53 AM IST

36 killed in terrorist massacre in troubled east DR Congo

At least 36 people have been killed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said Sunday, calling it a massacre in revenge for military operations in the area.

Aug 14, 2016, 20:55 PM IST