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Fresh fighting erupts on DR Congo-Rwanda border

Kinshasa - Rwandan and Congolese troops traded heavy weapons fire on Thursday in a second day of fighting on the border between the two neighbours which have been locked in a decades-long dispute.
In the Media by Albert Kambale and Habibou Bangre (AFP)

Rwanda, DR Congo trade blame for heavy border fighting

Kinshasa - The Rwandan and Congolese governments have blamed each other for an outbreak of heavy fighting on the border between the two neighbours, which are locked in a decades-long conflict.
In the Media by AFP

38 killed in DR Congo ethnic violence

Kinshasa - A total of 38 people died in ethnic violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo at the weekend, many massacred when a church was set ablaze, the government said on Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

At least 30 killed in east DR Congo church

Kinshasa - Armed men burst into a church in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo overnight, killing more than 30 people including women and children, local sources said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

301 inmates break out of DR Congo jail, two killed

Bukavu - At least two people were killed on Thursday when 301 inmates staged a dawn jailbreak from an eastern Democratic Republic of Congo prison, police said.
In the Media by AFP

Armed Rwandan rebels surrender in east DR Congo

- More than 100 armed Rwandan rebels from a group linked to the 1994 genocide in their homeland give themselves up in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a decision welcomed by the UN.
In the Media by AFP

DR Congo train accident death toll rises to 57

Kinshasa - At least 57 people died when an overloaded passenger train sped off the rails in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a government spokesman said Wednesday, raising the official toll.
In the Media by AFP

Gunmen attack Belgian head of African gorilla reserve

Goma - Unidentified armed men on Tuesday critically wounded the Belgian head of Africa's oldest wildlife reserve, the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

World Bank gives $73 million to fight ‘Energy Apartheid’

‘Energy Apartheid’: That’s the term World Bank President Jim Yong Kim used Tuesday to describe the lack of adequate access to energy in Africa as compared to the rest of the world.
In the Media by Bill K. Anderson

251 Congolese perish in Lake Albert boat disaster: DRC

Kinshasa - More than 251 Congolese refugees perished in the weekend sinking of a crowded boat on Lake Albert, between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, Kinshasa said Thursday.Government spokesman Lambert Mende also declared three days of national mourn...
In the Media by AFP

Pope, Putin, Snowden among this year's Nobel Peace Prize nominees

Oslo - Pope Francis, Russian President Vladimir Putin and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden are among a record 278 people nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Kinshasa co-op hopes to conquer the world with traffic robots

Kinshasa - Can giant robots with a deep voice and massive arms be the answer to easing traffic chaos in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo?A small cooperative, which developed the novel solution and is testing two robots at key intersections, thinks ...
In the Media by Marc Jourdier (AFP)

UN warns of humanitarian 'catastrophe' in DR Congo's Katanga

Kinshasa - A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in DR Congo's Katanga province, where rebel violence has destroyed 600 homes over the past three months and displaced 400,000 people, the UN said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

DR Congo rebels deny UN accusations of fresh recruitment

Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 rebel movement on Tuesday denied UN accusations that it was seeking to rebuild from the ashes of its defeat in November.
In the Media by AFP

Rebel group in Congo surrenders after UN force attacks

Kinshasa - After the deployment of the first peace-making force raised by the UN, the Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) to aid the Congolese Army, the M23 rebel group, which has kept the North Kivu province in turmoil, has begun to surrender.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Paul Kagame’s trips to the West not worth the headache Special

Toronto - It is simply too embarrassing for Paul Kagame to visit the West anymore, as eager as the Rwandan president is to pose as a respected African statesman. His visit to Toronto last month was stirring evidence of this.
Digital Journal Report by Judi Rever

UN: 82 child soldiers rescued in DR Congo

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) says 82 children, some as young as eight years old, have been rescued from an armed group and are being reunited with their families.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Angelina Jolie urges UN to address 'war zone sexual violence'

New York - Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with members of the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution that would punish perpetrators of sexual violence during times of war and protect the victims.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

UN report highlights Congo's continuing rape crisis

Goma - A new report by United Nations human rights inspectors says Congolese troops carried out systematic rapes of women and girls numbering nearly 200 toward the end of last year.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

New species of bat discovered (revised and updated)

Scientists have 'discovered' a new species of bat called Niumbaha superba (or the Pied Bat) from South Sudan. This is one of the few new species of bat to have been discovered in several decades.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments
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