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UN Security Council told of good and bad in DR Congo

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The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) heard this week of progress with formation of a new government in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

Extremist group increases attacks in western Uganda

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Uganda claimed a significant victory over the Islamic State group (IS) in November when it captured a senior commander known as “Njovu” during a...

Terror in Uganda: what’s driving the Islamic State-linked rebels

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The Islamic State Central Africa Province recently attacked and killed two foreign tourists and a citizen in a Ugandan nature park. Located in the...

Op Shujaa hamstringing ADF in eastern DR Congo

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Operation Shujaa, “hero” or “warrior” in Swahili, is a joint effort “degrading the capacity of the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) to cause war” in...

Islamic State funds terror along DRC-Uganda border

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New reporting shows how the Islamic State group has funded the Allied Democratic Forces for at least four years, leading to an escalating scale...

ISS: School terror attack highlights Uganda’s security gaps

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On 16 June, militants stormed Mpondwe Lhubiriha Secondary School in western Uganda, near the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) border, killing at least...

ISS: Expansion of the Allied Democratic Forces should worry East Africa

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The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) terror group is broadening its recruitment base from its traditional pool of Congolese and Ugandan fighters to Kenya and...

Rebels on run from Uganda, DRC joint mission

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Operation Shujaa, which means hero in Swahili, is making gains that offer hope it can live up to its name. After years of terrorism by...

Uganda says troops to stay in Congo as long as needed...

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Uganda said on Friday that its troops sent this week into eastern Democratic Republic of Congo would stay as long as needed to defeat...

Two International Red Cross workers abducted in eastern Congo

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One Congolese and one international staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) were abducted in conflict-hit eastern Democratic Republic of...

Uganda and Congo launch joint attacks against Islamist militia

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Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo launched joint air and artillery strikes in eastern Congo on Tuesday against an Islamic State-linked militia known as...

Uganda says seven suspects killed during probe of last week’s Kampala...

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Uganda said on Monday that seven suspects had been killed and 106 people detained during operations by the security services linked to three suicide...

ISS: Uganda terror attacks point to deeper Jihadi coordination

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Some analysts and officials believe the Islamic State-affiliated Allied Democratic Forces and al-Shabaab are collaborating. Terrorist attacks are intensifying in Uganda. An explosion in a...

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack in Congo

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Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a village this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a statement published on...

Congo arrests Middle Eastern national for links to Islamist militia

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Democratic Republic of Congo has said it has arrested a Middle Eastern national for alleged ties to an Islamist militia in the east of...

Four killed, dozens kidnapped in eastern Congo ambush

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Four civilians were killed and dozens taken hostage in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday when suspected Islamist militants ambushed a convoy and...

Ugandan military arrests man suspected of planning suicide bombing

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The Ugandan military said on Friday they had arrested a man who was planning a suicide bombing at the funeral of a top police...

Suspected militants kill 19 in eastern Congo village

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Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 19 people in a raid on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local authorities said. The attackers...

At least 16 killed in road ambush by suspected militants in...

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At least 16 people, including six women and two children, have been killed in a suspected Islamist militant attack on a remote road in...

Guterres condemns attacks on displaced Congolese

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres wants Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) authorities to investigate recent deadly insurgent attacks in eastern provinces of the central African...

Death by knives and machetes in eastern DR Congo

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 22 civilians with knives and machetes in an overnight raid on villages near Beni in eastern Democratic Republic...

Islamist militia kills Malawian peacekeeper in east Congo – UN

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A female peacekeeper from Malawi was killed in an attack by an Islamist militia in eastern Congo’s North Kivu province on Monday morning, the...

Suspected Islamists kill 23 civilians in eastern Congo

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Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 23 civilians in an overnight raid on a village near Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the...

U.S. blacklists groups in Congo, Mozambique over Islamic State links

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The United States on Wednesday blacklisted two Islamist extremist groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique as foreign terrorist organizations over accusations...

Suspected Islamists kill eight in attack on northeast Congo village market

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Armed insurgents killed at least eight people during a raid on a weekly market in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a witness and a...

Suspected Islamists kill a dozen people in eastern Congo attacks

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Assailants killed a dozen people in two overnight attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army, a witness and a local rights group...

Suspected Islamists kill ten people with knives, machetes in Congo

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Men armed with knives, machetes and pick-axes killed ten people in an overnight attack on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a...

Suspected Islamists kill ten in eastern Congo machete attack

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Suspected Islamists killed ten people in a raid on a village in eastern Democractic Republic of Congo and kidnapped several others, local authorities and...

Forty-six civilians feared killed in eastern Congo attack, official says

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Forty-six civilians are reported to have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo,...

At least 17 villagers hacked to death in eastern Congo

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At least 17 people were found hacked to death in a part of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo ravaged by attacks from Islamist militants,...

Allied Democratic Forces’ ideology remains an enigma

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The proliferation of armed groups in Africa’s second-largest country has destabilized the nation for decades, but an incident in December 2017 brought renewed attention...

Suspected Islamists kill 17 civilians in eastern Congo raid

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Assailants killed at least 17 people in a raid on a village in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday night,...

Suspected Islamists kill 18, torch church in east Congo

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Assailants killed at least 18 people and burned down a church in a village in eastern Congo on Wednesday night, a civil rights group...

Ten militants and five civilians killed in east Congo violence –...

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Ten Islamist militants were killed after they ambushed an army convoy in eastern Congo on Friday, according to the military, while a community leader...

Congo army says Islamist militia kills 20 in east

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Islamist militants killed at least 20 people during attacks on three villages in eastern Congo, the army and a local administrator said. The Allied Democratic...

Suspected Islamist militants kill 13 in eastern Congo villages

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Suspected Islamist militants killed 13 people during raids on two villages in eastern Congo, the army and a village chief said, the latest in...

UN says attacks by Islamist militia in Congo may be war...

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Systematic and brutal attacks by Islamist militants in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the last 18 months may amount to war crimes, the...

Forty villagers killed in massacre in northeast Congo

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Suspected Islamist militants have killed at least 40 people in northeastern Congo, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of...

Suspected Islamist militia kills at least 17 in northeastern Congo

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Suspected Islamist fighters killed at least 17 people in an early morning raid on a village in northeastern Congo on 25 May, a local...

Eighteen dead in Eastern DR Congo attack

Islamist militants killed 18 people in an attack on a village in eastern Congo, a regional official and a local human rights group said...

DR Congo violence in Ebola hotspot leaves people in “crossfire”

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Attacks on communities in an Ebola outbreak hotspot in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) sparked a humanitarian crisis and threaten aid distribution the...

Nineteen dead in another DR Congo attack

Suspected Islamist rebels killed at least 19 people in east Congo, an official said, the latest attack causing anger at perceived inaction by the...

Islamist attacks in eastern DR Congo

Islamist militiamen killed at least 19 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, stepping up attacks on civilians in response to a military campaign...

DR Congo village attack leaves 10 dead

Armed attackers killed 10 people and kidnapped two during a raid on a village in eastern Congo, a local official said, accusing them of...

Twelve die in eastern DR Congo

Islamist rebels killed twelve people in two attacks in east Congo where an Ebola epidemic is raging, local authorities said. Suspected rebels from the Allied...

South African soldiers repulse ADF rebels in DRC firefight

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South African soldiers attached to the UN Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been commended by SA National...

Feature: Women in peacekeeping

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Cpl. Laker Doris Patricia of the Ugandan People's Defence Force drove a large supply truck every day. She carried everything from bullets...

Report claims IS funding for DR Congo rebel group

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An Islamist rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo received money from a financier linked to Islamic State, suggesting tentative ties...

Feature: Protecting civilians in times of conflict

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In asymmetric wars, more needs to be done to protect people caught in the middle A small bus loaded with 24 people from...

Rebels kill at least 11 in DR Congo

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Islamist rebels are suspected of killing at least 11 civilians in an attack in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said, adding...