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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.

UN pushes DR Congo to investigate crackdown on protesters

New York - The United Nations peacekeeping chief on Tuesday condemned the Democratic Republic of Congo's security forces for violently cracking down on protesters and said authorities must prosecute those responsible.

UN to investigate DR Congo attack on peacekeepers

New York - The United Nations on Friday set up a special investigation of the attack that killed 15 UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo last month and wounded 43 others.

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.

DR Congo braces for unrest as church vows to defy demo ban

Kinshasa - Crisis-wracked Democratic Republic of Congo was bracing for fresh unrest Sunday after the country's influential Catholic church vowed to defy a protest ban and hold a "peaceful march" to urge implementation of a deal for President Joseph Kabila to leav...

DR Congo Catholics challenge Kabila with demo call

Kinshasa - Catholics in crisis-torn Democratic Republic of Congo vowed Saturday to defy a protest ban and hold a "peaceful march" Sunday to urge implementation of a deal for President Joseph Kabila to leave office and for delayed elections.

DRC opposition plans court challenge to electoral reforms

Kinshasa - The opposition in Democratic Republic of Congo said Wednesday it had garnered enough signatures to challenge a new electoral reform, which it says is buttressing the ruling party of President Joseph Kabila.

Ugandan army says it attacked rebel camps in eastern DR Congo

Kanpala - Uganda's army said Friday that it had launched attacks on a shadowy rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the militants killed 14 UN peacekeepers earlier this month.

In eastern DR Congo, Ugandan rebel group sows misery

Beni - Jean-De-Dieu was working in the fields in his village of Mamoundioma one day in October when he heard the distant but unmistakeable sound of gunfire.

DR Congo child soldiers awarded $10 mn in damages

Den Haag - International war crimes judges on Friday awarded $10 million in landmark reparations to "hundreds or thousands" of former child soldiers left brutalised and stigmatised after being conscripted into a ruthless Congolese militia.

UN peacekeeping chief visits Goma after deadly attack

Goma - The UN's chief peacekeeper was in eastern DR Congo on Friday to visit those wounded in last week's deadly ambush that killed 14, the worst attack on a peacekeeping mission in 24 years.
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