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Thousands uprooted by DR Congo militia violence

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Tens of thousands of people in the central Democratic Republic of Congo have been uprooted in recent months by spiralling violence between...

DR Congo ruling party, opposition sign deal for Kabila to step...

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DR Congo's opposition leaders signed a deal with the party of President Joseph Kabila on Saturday requiring him to step down after...

EU follows US with sanctions on DR Congo officials

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The European Union imposed sanctions on seven Congolese officials it says illegally suppressed anti-government protests in September, when dozens of demonstrators were...

South Sudan soldiers detained in DR Congo

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Congolese troops last week detained dozens of South Sudanese soldiers who were fleeing a rebel attack across the border, a local radio...

Thirty-one dead in DR Congo clashes

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Clashes between a tribal militia and security forces in a province of central Congo killed at least 31 people at the weekend,...

East DR Congo militia kills 30 civilians

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An ethnic Nande militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo killed about 30 civilians, mostly Hutus, on Sunday, local sources said in...

DR Congo authorities block opposition demonstration

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Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo blocked an opposition demonstration in the capital aimed at putting pressure on President Joseph Kabila...

DR Congo leader warns against foreign “interference”

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Congolese President Joseph Kabila warned against foreign "interference" in the country's political crisis, in an address to parliament in which he also...

“I was forced to kill my best friend” – former DRC...

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It was during a normal game of soccer when Michel Chikwanine was abducted at age five by rebel soldiers in the Democratic...

UN Security Council presses for peaceful DR Congo transition

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The United Nations Security Council pushed for a peaceful transition of power in Congo during a weekend visit aimed at averting violence...

DR Congo M23 rebel leader still in Uganda – claim

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The military chief of the former Congolese M23 rebel group is in Uganda's capital Kampala and his fighters in the western part...

DR Congo rebel leader coached witnesses from prison – ICC

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Prosecutors accused a Congolese rebel leader on trial at the International Criminal Court of tampering with witnesses, court documents published on Thursday...

Child killed in DR Congo blast, 32 peacekeepers injured

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

DR Congo police shut down anti-Kabila rally

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Police in the DR Congo capital Kinshasa fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse opposition supporters seeking to defy a ban on...

UN chief seeks Security Council help with South Sudan rebels in...

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United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has asked the Security Council for help to resolve a stalemate between peacekeepers and the Democratic Republic...

Seventeen arrested in DR Congo for protesting election delay

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Police in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo arrested at least 17 democracy activists this week for campaigning against the postponement of the...

DR Congo’s Kabila courts regional support as opposition prepares “red card”

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When Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern neighbours took advantage of an outbreak of political turmoil to invade in 1998, President Laurent Kabila...

Congolese oppose Kabila mandate extension – poll

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Congolese overwhelmingly oppose changing the constitution to allow President Joseph Kabila to stand for a third term and believe he should step...

DR Congo security forces kill dozens of anti-government protesters – UN

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Congolese security services shot, burned, beat and hacked to death at least 48 civilians and reportedly hired thugs to attack protests last...

South Sudanese refugees in DR Congo double in September

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The number of South Sudanese refugees registered in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo nearly doubled last month to reach about 54,000, the...

France says DR Congo election delay not answer to crisis

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A decision to push back presidential elections in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to 2018 is not the answer to the crisis...

DR Congo capital quiet after general strike call

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The streets of the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa were quiet on Wednesday and little traffic flowed following a call by...

ICC prosecutors visit DR Congo to urge restraint

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A team of prosecutors from the world's permanent war crimes court began a five-day trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo on...

DR Congo’s top court approves presidential election postponement

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The Constitutional Court in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Monday it had approved a petition by the electoral commission to delay...

EU to ready sanctions over DR Congo vote delay, violence

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The European Union will prepare economic sanctions on the Democratic Republic of Congo unless its ruling coalition, which has delayed next month's...

UK supports call for EU sanctions against DR Congo officials

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The United Kingdom said on Thursday it backs targeted European Union sanctions against officials in Democratic Republic of Congo to end government...

DR Congo political rift likely to spark “large-scale” violence – UN

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There is "extreme risk" to the stability of Democratic Republic of Congo as a deepening political rift over President Joseph Kabila's future...

DR Congo opposition leader arrested

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A Congolese opposition leader was arrested on Sunday for his role in anti-government demonstrations last month in which more than 50 people...

Gunmen kill eight in east DR Congo town

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Attackers with automatic weapons killed at least eight people in a town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the army...

Time to act on DR Congo – France

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France said on Tuesday it was time to prevent the political situation worsening in Democratic Republic of Congo and consider imposing European...

DR Congo election day delayed to allow more preparation

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Democratic Republic of Congo authorities have delayed elections to make sure the country is better prepared for them, President Joseph Kabila said...

Déjà vu in DR Congo as Kabila clings to power

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Zaire's President Mobutu Sese Seko shed a tear as he delivered a speech in April 1990 promising his people an end to...

US slaps sanctions on DR Congo general, former senior police official

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The United States clamped sanctions on a Democratic Republic of Congo general and a former senior police official on Wednesday in an...

Forty-nine dead in continued militia violence in DR Congo

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The death toll from militia clashes with security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week was at least 49, more...

DR Congo death toll hits 44 in anti-Kabila unrest

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At least 44 people - including 37 demonstrators and six police officers - have been killed in protests over Congolese President Joseph...

Three burnt to death at DR Congo opposition headquarters

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The charred remains of three people were visible on Tuesday inside the headquarters of one of Democratic Republic of Congo main opposition...

DR Congo anti-government march turns violent, 17 dead

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At least 17 people, including three policemen, were killed when Congolese police and anti-government protesters clashed in the capital Kinshasa on Monday...

DR Congo anti-government march turns violent, 17 dead

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At least 17 people, including three policemen, were killed when Congolese police and anti-government protesters clashed in the capital Kinshasa on Monday...

Protestors burn tyres in DR Congo, want Kabila to step down

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Protesters blocked roads with burning tyres and security forces fired shots in the Congolese capital on Monday as opposition activists prepared to...

DR Congo to form interim government including opposition members

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Democratic Republic of Congo will form an interim government that includes opposition members as part of a deal to set up new...

DR Congo government strikes deal on election sequence

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Backers of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila and part of the opposition agreed on Wednesday on the sequence of a...

Angola, DR Congo yellow fever outbreak under control

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A yellow fever outbreak in Angola and Congo has been brought under control by a major vaccination campaign, the head of pandemic...

DR Congo border closed due to riots

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Three people were killed in riots on Friday near a border crossing between Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia that serves as...

South Sudan fighters to receive medical care at UN DR Congo...

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Hundreds of fighters loyal to South Sudanese opposition leader Riek Machar have been transferred within neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo for medical...

DR Congo opposition supporters clash ahead of election talks

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Violence broke out on Thursday between supporters of rival Congolese opposition parties, exposing deep divisions among President Joseph Kabila's adversaries over whether...

Two women lynched, set on fire in DR Congo as ethnic...

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Two Hutu women were dragged out of a minibus, lynched and their bodies set on fire by a crowd in eastern Congo,...

DR Congo opposition strikes in support of Kabila step down call

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Opponents of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila went on strike on Tuesday to demand he step down when his constitutional...

DR Congo opposition rejects election talks

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Congo's main opposition alliance at the weekend rejected talks with the government of President Joseph Kabila over elections due to have been...

Machar seeks safety in DR Congo

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South Sudan's opposition leader, Riek Machar, is in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Thursday, several weeks...

Two killed in anti-government protest in DR Congo

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A civilian and a police officer were killed in clashes in north-east Congo on Wednesday, police said, during a protest at government...

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