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Militia attack kills 34 civilians in DR Congo

Goma - At least 34 civilians were killed Sunday in a flare up of ethnic violence in restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said, following a week of soaring tensions.

DR Congo president defies growing calls to resign

Kinshasa - Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Tuesday defied calls to step down when his term ends next month and vowed during remarks to lawmakers to defend his government against violent overthrow.

DR Congo prime minister resigns

Kinshasa - Congolese Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo resigned Monday to make way for an opposition figure to take his place following talks aimed at averting a political crisis."I have offered my resignation as well as those of the members of my government.....

DR Congo blast kills schoolgirl, injures peacekeepers

Goma - A seven-year-old schoolgirl was killed and 32 Indian UN peacekeepers were injured early Tuesday in an explosion in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the world body said.

UN urges restraint in Kinshasa as opposition rally banned

Kinshasa - The United Nations on Friday urged the Democratic Republic of Congo's government and the opposition to exercise restraint after officials banned an opposition rally in the capital Kinshasa set for Saturday.

Call to bolster UN force in DRCongo, amid unrest fears

Luanda - Leaders of the Great Lakes region called Thursday for the UN peacekeeping force in strife-torn DR Congo to be bolstered, as fears rise of an upsurge in violence linked to delayed presidential polls.

UN chief hopes for credible vote in DR Congo

New York - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday voiced hoped that a political deal reached in the Democratic Republic of Congo to delay an election until 2018 will help improve human rights and lead to a credible vote.

Strikes hit DR Congo over bid to delay presidential vote

Kinshasa - Congo's normally bustling capital Kinshasa was shut down Wednesday by a strike to protest plans to extend the president's stay in power beyond the end of his term in December, AFP journalists said.

ICC judges find Congo's ex-VP guilty of bribing witnesses

Den Haag - International judges Wednesday sent a strong message that anyone caught trying to distort war crimes trials will be punished as they found former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba and four aides guilty of bribing witnesses.

Ex-Congo VP and aides face verdict in bribery trial

Den Haag - Judges will Wednesday deliver their verdict against former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba and four close aides accused of bribing witnesses in a bid to derail his landmark war crimes trial.

EU threatens DRCongo sanctions if no poll: sources

Brussels - The European Union will on Monday demand that the Democratic Republic of Congo hold elections early next year or face fresh sanctions, EU diplomatic sources said.

At least 10 dead as army, Ugandan rebels clash in DR Congo

Goma - At least 10 people were killed in clashes between the army and suspected Ugandan rebels in east DR Congo, a local activist said Monday, in an area that has suffered a string of massacres since 2014.

US orders families of govt personnel to leave DR Congo

Washington - The United States ordered families of government personnel stationed in the Democratic Republic of Congo to leave amid fears about escalating violence, the State Department said.

DR Congo's Bemba appeals ICC war crimes conviction

Den Haag - Former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba, jailed for 18 years for war crimes, has formally appealed against his conviction by the International Criminal Court, arguing his trial was "flawed," his lawyers said Wednesday.

DR Congo opposition suspends role in 'dialogue' process

Kinshasa - An opposition delegation taking part in a so-called "national dialogue" to resolve a political crisis in DR Congo said Friday it had suspended its participation after deadly violence in the capital this week.

DR Congo unrest ends with official death toll at 32

Kinshasa - Police in DR Congo said 32 people had been killed during two days of clashes in the capital Kinshasa this week, while the opposition said more than three times that number had died.

DR Congo warlord 'Terminator' breaks hunger strike at ICC

Den Haag - Congolese former rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda has started eating again after an unprecedented nearly two-week hunger strike in his detention cell in The Netherlands, refusing to attend his war crimes trial.

Deadly clashes in DR Congo for second day

Kinshasa - Several people died in a second day of violence in DR Congo Tuesday, with three opposition HQ buildings torched in clashes between police and opponents of President Joseph Kabila.

50 dead in clashes in DR Congo capital: opposition

Kinshasa - More than 50 people were killed on Monday in clashes between protesters and security forces in the Congolese capital Kinshasa, opposition groups said, calling for further anti-government demonstrations.

Six feared dead as DR Congo bans giant opposition rally

Kinshasa - At least six people were feared dead on Monday in clashes ahead of a huge opposition rally in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa demanding that President Joseph Kabila step down.
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