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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...

Congo dispatches former warlords to try to resolve ethnic conflict

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Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has dispatched former warlords, including two who were tried for war crimes in The Hague, to try to convince...

Congo president vows not to accept judicial reforms that cause ‘harm’

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Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said on Monday he would not accept any reforms that undermined the independence of the judiciary, the latest salvo in...

Congo’s justice minister released hours after arrest

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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Justice Minister Celestin Tunda was released from custody on Saturday evening, just hours after his arrest in the capital...

Congo police disperse parliament protesters with tear gas, water cannon

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Democratic Republic of Congo police fired tear gas and water cannon on Wednesday to repel hundreds of protesters whose rally against a proposed new...

Twenty civilians killed in attacks on northeastern Congo villages

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At least 20 civilians were killed in attacks on two villages in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo over the weekend, the army said on...

Judge in landmark Congo graft trial died violent death, says minister

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The high court judge overseeing a landmark corruption trial of the president’s chief of staff in Democratic Republic of Congo died a violent death...

UN warns of possible war crimes in northeastern Congo

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Widespread and systematic killings, beheadings, rape and other barbaric acts by militia mostly from the ethnic Lendu community in northeastern Congo may constitute crimes...

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...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...