At least 12 people have been killed in an overnight attack blamed on Ugandan rebels in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a witness and local NGO said Monday."I saw four civilians killed by bullets...
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The International Criminal Court on Friday cut a 12-year prison term imposed on a Congolese militia leader for a brutal village attack, saying he would be freed in January after voicing regret.
The Congolese government claimed a landslide victory Tuesday in a controversial referendum over a bid by President Denis Sassou Nguesso to extend his 31-year rule but the opposition swiftly branded the result fraudulent.A total of 92.
More than 90 percent of people voting in a controversial referendum in the Republic of Congo approved a bid by President Denis Sassou Nguesso to extend his 31-year stay in office, according to official results announced on Tuesday.A total of 92.
Republic of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who could extend his three-decade stay in office after Sunday's constitutional referendum, began his career, like many African leaders, in the military.
People in the Republic of Congo began voting in a referendum Sunday on whether longtime President Denis Sassou Nguesso can seek a third term in office that has sparked clashes in the oil-producing country.
Congo's opposition has said it will obey a ban on public demonstrations after deadly street violence, cancelling a Friday protest against a referendum that could allow the president to extend his three decades in office.
Tens of thousands of supporters of Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso took to the streets of the capital Brazzaville on Saturday to back his controversial bid to change the constitution in order to remain in power, an AFP journalist said.
Spain’s supreme court has dismissed a high profile case against 40 Rwandan military officials indicted on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and other offenses committed in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo during the 1990s.
The opposition in oil-rich Congo Tuesday vowed a fight to the finish after the government called an October referendum on allowing veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso to run for a controversial third term.
A German court Monday sentenced two Rwandan rebel leaders to long jail terms for masterminding massacres in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo from their homes in Germany, capping a trial hailed by the UN as a breakthrough.
Bulldozers, homes in ruins, anger: after years of war the people of Goma in eastern DR Congo now are bearing the brunt of moves to clear a neutral zone on the border with Rwanda to prevent further conflict.