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Rwanda genocide: 30 years on, why Tutsis are at the centre...

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The Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994 has in complex ways fuelled violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over...

Congo requires notification of foreign diplomats’ travel after ambush

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Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has required foreign diplomats to inform it of their movements outside the capital Kinshasa following the killing of the...

Italy begins repatriation of ambassador and bodyguard killed in Congo

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An Italian military plane arrived in eastern Congo on Tuesday to bring home the bodies of its ambassador and his bodyguard, who were shot...

Rwandan militia commander slain

]Democratic Republic of Congo’s army said it killed Sylvestre Mudacumura, commander of a Rwandan Hutu militia wanted by the International Criminal Court. Mudacumura was...

Rwandan rebel group spokesman faces terrorism-related charges in Kigali court

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A Rwandan court filed terrorism-related charges against the spokesman for the FDLR rebel group on Monday, two months after his deportation from neighbouring Democratic...

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...

Rwandan rebel group kills 10 soldiers in eastern DR Congo ambush

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Rwandan rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo killed around 10 soldiers in an ambush this week, an army source said on...

Congo army drives rebels from eastern hills in fierce fighting

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Congolese government forces ousted rebels from hills in heavy fighting in North Kivu province on Friday, an army spokesman said, cranking up...

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...

African Union urges Congo to let UN forces help assault on...

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The African Union on Monday urged the Congolese government to accept help from U.N. forces to defeat rebels in the country's east,...

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...

DR Congo spurns U.N. support for campaign against Rwandan rebels

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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has spurned a United Nations offer of support for a military campaign against Rwandan Hutu...

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...

U.N. warns Congo campaign against Rwandan rebels will take time

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U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous warned on Thursday that it would take time to defeat Rwandan rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo...

ISS: Ringing in the new year amid gunfire and intrigue

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As the world ushered in the new year, approximately 100 Burundian combatants were killed in fierce battle against the army in north-west...

ISS: Extending the FDLR disarmament deadline will only prolong the agony

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This week all eyes were to be on the joint summit between the South African Development Community (SADC) and the International Conference...

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...

U.N. Security Council backs plan to defeat Rwandan rebels in Congo

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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday backed plans by the Democratic Republic of Congo and U.N. peacekeepers to begin a military...

Congo threatens to attack Rwandan Hutu rebels as ultimatum expires

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Democratic Republic of Congo's government said on Friday it was ready to launch military operations against Rwandan Hutu rebels in its east...

FDLR surrender option in DRC finishes poorly

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The second round of disarmament for the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

Former Rwandan rebels transferred to DR Congo transit camp

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Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo began to transfer former Rwandan rebels on Wednesday from disarmament camps in the east to a...

U.N. council urges “neutralization” of Rwandan rebels in Congo

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The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday called for the "swift neutralization" of Rwandan rebels in Democratic Republic of the Congo as essential...

ISS: Surrender or tactical deceit – has the FDLR really given...

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Is the UN's Force Intervention Brigade (FIB), which famously routed the M23 rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last...

African nations give Rwandan rebels six months to disarm

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African nations have agreed to suspend military operations for six months against Congo-based Rwandan rebels in order to give them more time...

Decades after genocide, Congo struggles to dislodge Rwanda rebels

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Twenty years after the genocide in Rwanda, a rebel group founded by ethnic extremists who took part in that slaughter still prowls...

Jungle training for SANDF personnel headed to DRC

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The South African National Defence Force is using Port St Johns as a jungle warfare training facility in preparation for the deployment...

U.N. and Congolese troops attack Rwandan Hutu rebels

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U .N. peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo and government forces have attacked Rwandan Hutu rebels based in eastern borderlands, U.N. and...

U.N. Congo peacekeepers question Rwandan rebel disarmament claim

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Senior members of a Rwandan Hutu rebel force based in eastern Congo said on Tuesday they had started laying down their arms...

UN Force Intervention Brigade ready for robust action

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Amid talk of M23 rebels regrouping, the United Nations has warned that its Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the DRC is ready...

Rwandan Hutu fighters in Congo surrendering in large numbers

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Members of a Rwandan Hutu militia in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been surrendering in large numbers...

Congo’s FDLR rebels now in peacekeepers’ sights: U.N. Security Council

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After the success of the Congolese army and U.N. peacekeepers in defeating M23 rebels, the U.N. Security Council agreed on Wednesday that...

Global Witness wants action on UN Congo minerals report

UN member states should take strong action in response to new information about companies and individuals who trade in minerals from areas of the...