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Regional bloc forms military force to tackle DRC instability

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially joined the East African Community (EAC) as the regional bloc’s seventh partner state on March 29. Less...

ISS: Now the East African Community tackles the eastern DRC’s rebels

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Will the East African Community’s (EAC) gambit to try to bring peace to the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s chronically turbulent east succeed where...

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...

SANDF’s DRC rotation underway

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The last members of 15 South African Infantry Battalion (15 SAI) have flown out of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of...

Number of children recruited into conflict grows in West and Central...

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West and Central Africa has recorded the highest number of children recruited into conflict of any region in the world, and the number is...

Militiamen kill at least 20 in eastern Congo attack

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Militiamen killed about 20 people during an attack on displaced civilians in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said on Monday. Fighters from the...

Five Chinese nationals kidnapped in Democratic Republic of Congo after attack...

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Gunmen killed a policeman and kidnapped five Chinese nationals near a mine in southeast Democratic Republic of Congo overnight, a local official and an...

Congo army says it has driven rebels out of eastern villages

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Democratic Republic of Congo's army said on Monday it had recovered two strategic villages near the eastern border with Uganda after they were seized...

Fighting in east Congo pushes 11 000 refugees into Uganda

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Fighting between the army and a group of armed men in eastern Congo forced some 11 000 people to flee across the border into...

Armed men seize Congo villages near Uganda, Rwanda border

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Gunmen seized at least two villages overnight in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo near the border with Uganda and Rwanda, a local official...

At least one person killed in protest near Barrick’s Congo mine

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At least one person was killed during protests against evictions near Barrick Gold Corp's Kibali gold mine in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo last...

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 port workers clash with police over unpaid wages

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Hundreds of workers from Democratic Republic of Congo's state-owned ports company stormed its headquarters on Friday, breaking windows, burning furniture and clashing with police...

Suspected Islamists kill 16 in eastern Congo village

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Suspected Islamist militants killed 16 people and burned down houses late on Wednesday in a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a witness...

Government continues efforts to assist migrant children

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Unaccompanied and separated migrant children from the Kids Haven shelter have extended their gratitude to the South African government for granting them refugee status...

Congo protests turn violent as lawmakers select electoral commission chief

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Police in Democratic Republic of Congo used tear gas to break up clashes between supporters of the president and an opposition leader on Saturday,...

WHO says ‘heartbroken’ by Congo sex abuse probe findings

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The World Health Organization's regional director for Africa said on Tuesday that the health agency was "humbled, horrified and heartbroken" by the findings of...

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...

ISS: Quick reaction forces to the rescue in eastern DRC

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Can a revamped Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) turn the tide against the malignant Islamic State-linked armed group that continues to terrorise the eastern Democratic...

Police beat journalist, fire tear gas during Congo election protest

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Police beat a journalist and fired tear gas to disperse a small crowd in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa on Wednesday during an...

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