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Dozens of Burundian refugees killed in DR Congo

Bukavu - Troops shot dead 34 Burundian refugees in clashes in Kamanyola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials in the eastern province of South Kivu said Saturday.

DR Congo opposition leader returns to tensions at home

Kinshasa - The leader of the opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, returned to Kinshasa on Sunday just as police arrested some of his supporters during a demonstration.

Death toll in DR Congo landslide climbs to 140

Bunia - The death toll from a landslide that swept over a fishing village on the banks of a lake in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo has reached 140, the government said Monday.

Over one million S.Sudan refugees in Uganda: UN

Site - The number of South Sudanese who have fled to Uganda has hit one million, the UN said Thursday, with no end in sight to the war behind the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

Conflict leaves millions hungry in DR Congo, UN warns

Kinshasa - Nearly eight million people face acute hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of conflict, especially in the central Kasai region, UN food agencies said Monday.“Food security and nutrition...

DR Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi's body to be repatriated: family

Kinshasa - An agreement has been struck with Kinshasa for the repatriation of the body of veteran Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, who died aged 84 in Belgium in February, his family and political party told AFP Friday.

DR Congo opposition mounts 'dead city' protest against Kabila

Kinshasa - Opposition campaigners launched a two-day general strike Tuesday to pressure DR Congo President Joseph Kabila to set an election date -- a day after 12 people were shot dead in an anti-government rampage in the capital.

Kasai marks a year of bloodshed as doubt hangs over DR Congo poll

- "Before, we were able to go to work in any mine to dig for diamonds. But today, we're all afraid of dying," artisanal miner Banayi Ilunga says grimly.

Kinshasa violence leaves 12 dead: DR Congo police

Kinshasa - Twelve people were killed Monday by stray gunfire in a wave of violence in Kinshasa, said a spokesman for the national police.

DR Congo warlord handed over to Kinshasa authorities

Kinshasa - A Congolese rebel warlord wanted for crimes against humanity including mass rape was handed over to the authorities in Kinshasa on Friday, a UN spokeswoman said.

UN to close five peacekeepers' bases in eastern DRCongo

Kinshasa - Five UN peacekeepers' bases in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to close at the end of July, the UN mission there announced Wednesday, describing it as a change in operational style.

Seized US journalist in DR Congo found safe

Bunia - A US journalist kidnapped last week by a militia group in DR Congo was found safe early Sunday, officials said, as another source said five people had been killed in clashes.

27 dead, 54 missing, in DR Congo boat sinking

Kinshasa - At least 27 people have perished and 54 are missing after an overcrowded boat sank in a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said Sunday.

Seized US journalist in DR Congo found safe

Bunia - A US journalist kidnapped last week by a militia group in DR Congo was found safe early Sunday, officials said, as another source said five people had been killed in clashes.

DR Congo must identify those behind Kasai massacres: UN official

Kinshasa - DR Congo must identify both senior army personnel and politicians behind the massacres in the volatile Kasai region, a top UN human rights official told AFP Thursday.

DR Congo's opposition blasts election delays as 'provocation'

Kinshasa - The main opposition party in the DemocraticRepublic of Congo on Monday blasted as a "provocation" and a power grab an announcement that elections to end a deep political crisis in the mineral-rich country will likely not be held this year.

Painted huts offer DR Congo village a tourism lifeline

Lubumbashi - There's no electricity and only 500 residents in the Congolese village of Makwatsha, but a longstanding tradition by its womenfolk has turned it almost by accident into a star attraction for Chinese tourists.

DR Congo to probe ex-minister's suspected role in Kasai violence

Kinshasa - Parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo has authorised the state prosecutor to probe alleged involvement by a former minister in violence rocking the Kasai region, a judicial source said Tuesday.

UN denounces DR Congo tribunal's decision in Kasai trial

Kinshasa - The UN on Monday criticised a decision by a Congolese military tribunal not to prosecute seven Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers for crimes against humanity.

Govt-backed DR Congo militia shot babies, hacked toddlers: UN

Kinshasa - The UN accused DR Congo on Tuesday of backing a militia that has mutilated toddlers and hacked pregnant women in the troubled Kasai region as the Catholic Church put the death toll there at more than 3,300.
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