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UN demands release of political prisoners in DR Congo

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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Thursday called for the release of people he considers political prisoners in Democratic Republic...

Suspected DR Congo yellow fever cases up 38% in three weeks

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The number of suspected yellow fever cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo has jumped 38% in the last three weeks, the...

Unmanned aerial systems make MONUSCO more efficient

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MONUSCO's unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are now in the third year of operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and their...

DR Congo prosecutor seeks prison sentence for opposition leader

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A public prosecutor in Democratic Republic of Congo has asked a court to sentence a leading opposition presidential candidate to five years...

Bemba gets 18 years for Central African Republic war crimes

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Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba was sentenced to 18 years in prison by the International Criminal Court on Tuesday for heading a 2002-03...

DR Congo declares yellow fever epidemic

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Democratic Republic of Congo declared a yellow fever epidemic in three provinces including the capital Kinshasa on Monday after confirming 67 cases...

Rebel-backed charcoal traffickers allegedly destroy swathes of Congo forest

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Huge swathes of forest land in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park are being destroyed for valuable charcoal by criminals...

Uganda accuses Congo army of killing four of its police

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Uganda said on Monday four policemen patrolling on its side of Lake Albert had been killed by Congolese troops and demanded Kinshasa...

Congo president shows would-be successor who is in charge

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"You won't scare us!" was how the Congolese leadership responded this week to Western threats of sanctions unless President Joseph Kabila ends...

Angola eyes extension to maritime border with Congo

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Angola is trying to reach an agreement with neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo before it submits a request to the United Nations...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...