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Eight DR Congo peacekeepers wounded in weekend firefights

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The tinderbox that is the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where a Southern African Development Community (SADC) mission and force is deploying, was...

MONUSCO exits oldest UN base in DR Congo

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When the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) closed its Lubero base on 26 December 2023 it brought...

Eastern DRC remains flashpoint

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A weekend attempt to shoot down a South African military transport helicopter in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a further example of...

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...

DR Congo church bombing condemned

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The detonation of an explosive device in a church, while a service was underway, in DR Congo’s North Kivu province that left at least...

Violence increasing in DRC

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An upsurge in violence in Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu has seen at least 30 people wounded with an estimated 23 000...

AU condemns DRC violence

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Ongoing violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has attracted the ire of the African Union (AU) with the continental body expressing “deep...

Congo to impose military rule in troubled eastern provinces

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Congo will replace civilian authorities with military administrations in two conflict-hit provinces for a month, the government said on Monday, announcing the details of...

Armed group atrocities on the rise in eastern DRC

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Atrocities committed by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are part of a systematic pattern to disrupt lives, instil fear...

Suspected Islamists kill 18, torch church in east Congo

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Assailants killed at least 18 people and burned down a church in a village in eastern Congo on Wednesday night, a civil rights group...

Faction of DR Congo rebel group surrenders after internal revolt

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Almost 500 fighters from a faction of one the largest armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have surrendered to the government just...

Eastern Congo militia pledges to surrender after leader forced out

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One of the largest rebel groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo announced overnight that it had ousted its leader, accusing him of human...

Health workers among those killed in DR Congo Ebola zone

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Unidentified gunmen killed at least 14 people, including two health workers, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where militia violence hampers efforts...

Red Cross workers injured in DR Congo ambulance attack

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Three International Committee of the Red Cross volunteers helping bury an Ebola victim in eastern DR Congo were injured in an attack...

Violence and displacement in Ebola-hit DRC threatens humanitarian response

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Increasing violence in Ebola-affected areas of north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) threatens the safety of tens of thousands of people...

Two UN Force Intervention Brigade soldiers killed in DR Congo

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Two United Nations peacekeepers were killed and several injured in an attack on their base in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the...

Security Council condemns civilian massacre and attacks on peacekeepers in DRC

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The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the massacres perpetrated against civilians last week near the city of...

Rwanda, DRC trade accusations over border fighting

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda accused each other's armies of mounting cross-border raids that led to a rare exchange of...