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US lambasts M23, Rwanda for destabilising DRC

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The United States has criticised the M23 rebels and their Rwandan backers for recent attacks in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and...

DRC protests: why Congolese anger against the west is justified and...

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Since early February, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, has been rocked by protests directed against western embassies. Protests took place in front...

US condemns DRC violence; urges Rwandan withdrawal

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The recent surge in violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has sparked international concern, with the United States issuing a strong...

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...

US-brokered 72-hour ceasefire in eastern DRC signals progress as US intelligence...

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The White House on Monday welcomed the initiation of a 72-hour ceasefire in the conflict-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which entities...

Southern African troops versus M23 rebels in the DRC: four risks...

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The security situation in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to deteriorate. The region comprises North Kivu, South Kivu...

East Africa has deployed troops to combat M23 rebels – who’s...

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The East Africa Community (EAC) has completed the deployment of its regional force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to oversee the...

East Africa’s peace mission in the DRC: why it’s in Burundi’s...

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Burundi was the first country to offer troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2022 as part of east Africa’s peace drive...

ISS: Eastern DRC peace processes miss the mark

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Leaders of East African countries meeting in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura on 4 February again called for an immediate ceasefire in the eastern Democratic Republic...

Attacks continue in eastern DR Congo

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North Kivu joins Ituri as a flashpoint in troubled Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with the United Nations (UN) reporting around 90 000 people displaced...

M23 agrees to orderly withdrawal – EAC

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Central African rebel group M23 has, according to the East African Community (EAC), agreed to an orderly withdrawal and respect “a strict ceasefire” in...

Eastern DRC a remains tinderbox

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Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains a tinderbox with the United Nations (UN) reporting at least 131 civilian deaths from M23 rebel attacks...

East African troops hope to bring peace in the DRC but...

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The East African Community decided to deploy troops in one of its member states for the first time in June 2022. The deployment in...

M23: Four things you should know about the rebel group’s campaign...

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Fighting between the Democratic Republic of Congo’s national army and the rebel group M23 has displaced thousands of people in the eastern border city...

Eastern DRC worsening politically and militarily

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Both the United Nations (UN) Secretary General and Namibian President Hage Geingob are outspoken about an escalation of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of...

Rwanda and the DRC at risk of war as new M23...

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The seeming rapid deterioration of security in the eastern DRC and resurgence of M23 are an outcome of longstanding regional rivalries between Rwanda and...

ISS: Tshisekedi opens a Pandora’s Box in eastern Democratic Republic of...

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Tensions are spiking once again in the chronically turbulent eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The M23 rebel movement – widely thought to...

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...

What M23’s on-and-off insurgency tells us about DRC’s precarious search for...

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Since March 2022, fighting has escalated in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between the army and the rebel group March 23 Movement,...

Former combatants seemingly back in action in DRC

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The emergence of former M23 (Mouvement du 23 Mars) combatants in violence linked to armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is...

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...

Exiled rebels used to suppress anti-Kabila protests – claim

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Congolese security officials recruited more than 200 exiled rebel fighters to suppress protests against President Joseph Kabila a year ago, ordering them...

Fleeing M23 rebels held in Uganda

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Uganda is holding dozens of fighters from the M23 rebel group who fled the Democratic Republic of Congo after clashing with troops...

DR Congo rebel revival endangers elections: ambassador to UN

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The Democratic Republic of Congo has told the United Nations a re-emergence of the M23 rebellion in the east is endangering a...

DR Congo says M23 fighters captured downed air crew

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The Congolese army said armed fighters belonging to the former M23 rebel group captured four crew members of a military helicopter which...

Uganda detain M23 rebels travelling to DR Congo

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Ugandan security forces detained more than 100 former M23 rebels trying to reach neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said on...

Uganda minister says former M23 rebels not welcome

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Former Congolese rebels who have lived in disarmament camps in Uganda for years are not welcome and are not Uganda's problem, a...

Congo government says M23 rebel fighters cross over border from Uganda

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Armed fighters led by the military commander of former Congolese rebel group M23 have crossed the border into the Democratic Republic of...

DR Congo M23 rebel leader still in Uganda – claim

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The military chief of the former Congolese M23 rebel group is in Uganda's capital Kampala and his fighters in the western part...

Nine killed as DR Congo troops clash with ex-militia fighters

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At least nine people died in clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that erupted when government soldiers prevented former fighters from...

Congo to start repatriating ex-M23 rebels from Uganda, Rwanda

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Democratic Republic of Congo is to start repatriating former M23 rebels from neighbouring countries, a government official said on Thursday, a process...

DR Congo crowd kills man, eats him after militant massacres

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A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse,...

Ex-rebels and family members die in DRC camp

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More than 100 people died from starvation and disease over the last year in a government-run camp set up to house former...

Grahamstown welcomes back 6 SAI peacekeepers from DRC

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The city of Grahamstown has welcomed back the soldiers of 6 South African Infantry Battalion (6 SAI) after they were deployed in...

Gallery: United Nations Rooivalks

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In November 2013 three Denel Rooivalks were deployed to the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of the United Nations operation there....

Rwanda calls Congo ‘crybaby’ at U.N., Congo says Rwanda ‘arrogant’

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The U.N. Security Council stressed on Thursday that M23 rebels must be stopped from regrouping in Democratic Republic of Congo and expressed...

Rwanda asks for U.N. report on Congo sanctions to be dismissed

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Rwanda asked a U.N. Security Council sanctions committee on Friday to dismiss a report that says the defeated M23 rebels in Democratic...

Congo army attacks Ugandan Islamist rebels in lawless east

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Democratic Republic of Congo forces attacked Ugandan Islamist rebels in the lawless east on Friday, launching a U.N.-backed offensive to clear insurgents...

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...

Congo’s army accused of abuse as rebels regroup in Rwanda

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Recently defeated M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo have continued to recruit fighters in neighboring Rwanda while the Congolese...

U.N. peacekeepers find arsenal of weapons left by Congo M23 rebels

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U.N. peacekeepers found an arsenal of weapons, including heavy caliber arms and enough ammunition to last a year, at the site of...

Congo signs peace deal with M23 rebels

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The Congolese government signed a peace deal on Thursday with the M23 rebels it had been fighting until they laid down their...

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 Kabila wants to conclude talks with rebels

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Congo's president wants talks with rebels in the country's east concluded as soon as possible, Ugandan and Congolese statements said, although there...

Congo’s President in Uganda for talks on stalled peace deal

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The Democratic Republic of Congo's president, Joseph Kabila, flew into Uganda on Monday for talks aimed at reviving a peace deal between...

U.N. task force looking into one of next Congo targets: Islamist...

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After the defeat of M23 rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, U.N. peacekeepers are trying to learn more about one...

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