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Two aid workers killed in eastern DR Congo: UN

Kinshasa - Two Congolese aid workers were killed and a third abducted by an unidentified armed group in the troubled North Kivu province of Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said Monday.

DR Congo says 6 troops killed rebuffing Rwanda incursion

Goma - Six soldiers died in fighting to repel an incursion by Rwandan troops in eastern DR Congo this week, the army announced on Friday.

No December election without voting machines: DRCongo poll chief 

Kinshasa - DR Congo's long-delayed election due on December 23 to choose a successor to long-serving ruler Joseph Kabila will not take place without electronic voting machines, the poll chief said Tuesday.

200,000 displaced by ethnic clashes in DR Congo: humanitarian source

Bunia - About 200,000 people have been displaced in ethnic clashes since mid-December in the northeastern Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a humanitarian source told AFP Tuesday.

New head of UN's DR Congo mission takes office amid tensions

Kinshasa - The new head of the UN's peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo took office on Sunday amid heightened tensions between the world body and the government.

Police release 'kidnapped' priest in DR Congo

Kinshasa - Congolese police have released a Catholic priest hours after they snatched him this weekend following a mass in Kinshasa, the cleric said Sunday, amid spiralling tensions between the church and the government.

Nine killed in Kasai clashes in DR Congo

Kananga - Two days of unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo's southern opposition stronghold of Kasai have left nine people dead, local sources said on Tuesday.

DR Congo, Belgium in new diplomatic spat

Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo has told Belgium to close its new development agency in the country and shutter an EU visa-processing centre, in the latest spat between the DRC and its former colonial power.

UN hits out at surge in extra-judicial 'executions' in DR Congo

Kinshasa - The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday reported a surge in summary "executions" in the country, notably in the southern Kasai region.

Three killed by suspected rebels in eastern DR Congo

Kinshasa - Suspected Ugandan Islamist rebels killed three civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, despite an offensive by government troops, sources said on Monday.

At least five dead in DR Congo protest crackdown: UN

Kinshasa - At least five people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the UN said, as the authorities cracked down on a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila.

DR Congo revises mining code to make most of battery-driven cobalt boom

Kinshasa - As demand for batteries drives a surge in the price of cobalt, the Democratic Republic of Congo is gearing up to overhaul its mining regulations to harvest more profit from the coveted metal.

Three DR Congo soldiers killed fighting Ugandan rebels

Beni - Three Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers died on Monday while repelling an attack in the eastern Beni region by ADF Ugandan Islamist rebels, who are suspected of murdering 14 UN peacekeepers last month.

Four soldiers killed in DR Congo's Kasai region: witnesses

Kananga - Men armed with machetes killed four soldiers in an attack Sunday near the main Kananga airport in Kasai, an opposition stronghold in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo, residents said as tensions returned to the restive region.

In DR Congo, flood tragedy highlights perils of urban sprawl

Kinshasa - The morning light showed a scene of desolation as people in Ngaliema surveyed the wreckage of shanty homes swept away by killer floods and landslips.

Catholic Church fury in DR Congo after bloody crackdown

Kinshasa - The death toll from a crackdown on New Year's Eve demonstrations in Democratic Republic of Congo rose to 12, protestors said on Tuesday, as the country's powerful Catholic Church condemned what it called "barbarism" and the UN and France sounded their ...

Death toll from DR Congo violence now 12: protestors

Kinshasa - The death toll from a crackdown on New Year's Eve protests in Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 12, protestors said on Tuesday.

Congo launches deadly crackdown on anti-president protests

Kinshasa - Congolese security forces shot dead a man and injured several others Sunday in a bloody crackdown on Catholic worshippers who gathered at churches across the country to demand President Joseph Kabila leave power.

Police fire shots, arrest altar boys in DR Congo unrest

Kinshasa - Congolese security forces fired tear gas to break up a Catholic mass on Sunday and arrested Catholic altar boys who were protesting against President Joseph Kabila, AFP reporters saw.

Shots fired, mass dispersed with tear gas in Dr Congo

Kinshasa - Security forces fired shots in the air and dispersed a mass with tear gas Sunday in the Congolese capital Kinshasa, where the Catholic church had called banned marches against President Joseph Kabila staying in power.
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