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Central Africa peace talks suspended after rebel no-show

Brazzaville - Peace talks between Central Africa's sectarian rivals were suspended Tuesday after the ex-rebel Seleka group failed to show up less than a day before the deadline of a deal.

Eni Inks Agreement with Republic of Congo to Strengthen Ties - Analyst Blog

Italy-based Eni SpA (E) has inked a cooperation agreement with the Congolese Minister of hydrocarbons in Brazzaville.

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever case in the U.K.

London - There has been a laboratory-confirmed case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF )in a U.K. traveler who was bitten by a tick while on holiday in Bulgaria.

Clash between army, 'tribal gunmen' leaves 65 dead in Uganda

Kampala - At least 65 people have been killed in clashes between tribal gunmen and Ugandan government troops in the west of the country near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Sunday.

UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo

New York - The UN Security Council decided to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels Allied Democratic Forces, who are active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats said.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

UN forces repel rebel attack Special

Goma - A rebel group has attacked the United Nations’ Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, injuring three South African soldiers, one badly and triggering a counter-strike.

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.

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.

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...

Intel lead on conflict minerals helps, challenges other firms

By Stella Dawson March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Intel Corp has spent more than five years figuring out how to rid its supply chain of minerals that finance violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo region, and now it is offerin...

UN and Congolese troops launch offensive against Hutu rebels

Kinshasa - Congolese forces moved into the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), backed up by United Nations troops, to attack the Hutu rebels that have claimed the Virunga region of the country as their base of operations.

DR Congo militia boss faces ICC war crimes verdict

The Hague - The International Criminal Court is due to deliver its verdict Friday in the trial of Congolese ex-militia boss Germain Katanga, accused of using child soldiers in a 2003 attack on a village in the vast central African country, killing 200 people.Judge...

Central African militia leader denies Congo arrest report

Brazzaville - The self-styled political leader of a militia sowing terror in the Central African Republic (CAR) denied a police report that he had been arrested in north Congo and transferred to Brazzaville."Contrary to what has been said on foreign channels and in ...

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 ...
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