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SADC DR Congo mission will come up against high-tech weaponry

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will, reports have it, face an M23 rebel grouping with...

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...

MONUSCO, FARDC, EACRF heighten patrols in eastern DR Congo

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Hostilities in particularly the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have seen troops from two East Africa Community (EAC) countries deployed as part of...

ISS: Can the East African Community stabilise eastern DRC?

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As clashes escalated between the rebel March 23 Movement (M23) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) armed forces in North Kivu, the...

Volatile DRC situation discussed at UN Security Council

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The recent spate of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is, according to a senior United Nations (UN) official entrusted with African...

UN Security Council slams M23 attack in DR Congo

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An M23 attack on MONUSCO and FARDC forces in DR Congo’s North Kivu province has been “strongly condemned” by the United Nations (UN) Security...

Militia attack on DRC IDP camp thwarted

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Speedy response by United Nations (UN) peacekeepers and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) soldiers put paid to a militia attack on a camp housing...

MONUSCO blue helmets train FARDC soldiers

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Part of the mandate the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has is assisting local security forces in stepping up...

MONUSCO ups security in Bunia

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Future rebel attempts to attack Bunia in DR Congo’s Ituri province will encounter a higher level of defence from both MONUSCO and the national...

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...

Burundi rebels killed in clashes with DR Congo troops

Congolese troops killed 36 Burundian rebels in clashes with armed groups in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo and three soldiers also died,...

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...

Charred bodies, wounded soldiers after DR Congo army victory

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Discarded military fatigues, boots, trash and a charred corpse in a smouldering hut: the remains of a Ugandan rebel base in the...

U.N. expects Congo offensive against eastern rebels to displace 370,000

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A military offensive launched last month by Congolese troops against Ugandan militants in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to force...

DR Congo soldiers killed

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At least a dozen soldiers were killed in Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile eastern borderlands where the army is battling Ugandan Islamist...

SANDF ups it quota of instructors to Mission Thebe, apparently without...

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has increased its export of military skills in the form of instructors going to the Democratic...

U.N. experts accuse DR Congo general of aiding attacks on civilians

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A Congolese general recruited, financed and armed elements of a Ugandan Islamist group to kill civilians while he was in charge of...

At least eight dead in suspected rebel raid on DR Congo...

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At least eight people were killed in an attack on an army camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo late on Thursday...

Seven soldiers killed in attack in northeast DR Congo

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Seven Congolese soldiers were killed on Thursday in a surprise attack by heavily armed assailants in Congo's restive northeast, military and local...

Six elite soldiers killed in eastern Congo ambush

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Unidentified gunmen killed six elite presidential guard soldiers on Monday in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, military and local...

DR Congo forces arrest suspected leader of Goma airport attack

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Soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have captured the man suspected of being behind a deadly attack this week on the...

DR Congo tells U.N. its offensive against Rwanda rebels going well

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The army of Democratic Republic of the Congo has been making progress in an offensive against Rwandan rebels in the country's conflict-torn...

Congo army launches first strike against Rwandan rebels

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Congolese government forces launched strikes against Rwandan Hutu rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, military officials said, in the first...

ISS: UN staying in eastern DRC – for now

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The expression on the face of Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

UN pauses support for DR Congo campaign against rebels over abuses

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The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo has paused support to Congolese troops for operations against Rwandan rebels because...

UN support for Congo campaign against Rwanda rebels in doubt over...

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United Nations support for a planned military operation against Rwandan rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could be in doubt because...

Congo declares start of campaign against Rwandan Hutu rebels

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Democratic Republic of Congo's army on Thursday declared the official start of operations against Rwandan Hutu rebels, but a senior army official...

Offensive against Rwandan rebels in Congo to affect hundreds of thousands

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Tens of thousands of civilians are likely to be forced to flee their homes during a planned offensive by Congolese and United...

Joint operations in DRC reap rewards

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A joint operation by United Nations troops and the Congolese army (FARDC) took control of the main bases used by an armed...

DR Congo army colonel, rebel leader sentenced to death

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A military tribunal in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday sentenced to death a senior army officer and a rebel commander...

Congo army says hunting rebels deep into mountain bases

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Congo's army said on Thursday it was hunting rebels deep into forests and mountains along the border with Rwanda and Uganda, the...

Rebels clash with army in east Congo after talks stall

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Congo's M23 rebels clashed with government troops on Friday near the eastern city of Goma, a rebel leader said, in the first...

UN-backed mission launched against Congo rebels

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An UN-backed military operation against Rwandan Hutu rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been launched, a UN official said. "The first...

Rebel leader claims readiness to liberate Congolese

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The leader of the Patriotic Front for the Liberation of Congo armed group says President Joseph Kabila's government has failed to keep...

Peacekeepers plan Operation Amani Leo in the DRC

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Senior military leaders from the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUC, have been meeting their counterparts in the...

MONUC outlines cooperation with FARDC group

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Alan Doss, the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) presented the main lines...

More than 150 killed in Congo attacks this week: UN

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More than 150 people were killed last week in fighting between government troops and armed groups in the Equateur province of Democratic...

UN suspends cooperation with DRC army units

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United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have suspended logistical or other support for units of the National...

UN renews arms embargo and sanctions in DRC

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The United Nations Security Council extended and expanded the arms embargo and related sanctions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),...

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