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WHO sounds Ebola alarm

The World Health Organisation declared DR Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm as the virus threatens to...

DR Congo raises the stakes on illegal mining

A Congolese army officer arrived in Kafwaya village in June and warned residents not to trespass on a major Chinese copper and cobalt mine...

Ebola workers killed in eastern DR Congo

Unidentified attackers killed two Ebola health workers in eastern Congo over the weekend, the health ministry said, the latest in a string of assaults...

Shots fired during illegal miner protest

Congolese soldiers fired in the air as illegal miners protested outside a metallurgical plant on a copper and cobalt concession run by Glencore, a...

ICC convicts Ntaganda

International Criminal Court judges convicted former Congolese military leader Bosco Ntaganda for atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers on Monday. Ntaganda (45) was...

DR Congo insecurity hampers response to measles outbreak

Insecurity in north-east Congo is hampering a measles vaccination drive and forcing people to flee, local responders said, complicating efforts to control the spread...

DR Congo army guarding copper mine

DR Congo’s military has deployed soldiers to protect a major copper and cobalt mine owned by China Molybdenum Co Ltd from illegal miners, an...

More than 300 000 flee DR Congo violence

More than 300,000 people fled inter-ethnic violence in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since early June, complicating tracing and treatment of patients at risk...

Survivors speak about DR Congo ethnic attacks

Machete-wielding attackers descended on Esther Nzale’s village in north-eastern Congo eight days ago, setting houses on fire and hacking to death her husband and...

Ethnic clashes in DR Congo

At least 161 people were killed in a Democratic Republic of Congo province in the past week, local officials said, in an apparent resurgence...

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Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...