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DR Congo military under fire over massacre video

Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo's government came under pressure on Sunday to stem violence after the emergence of a video purporting to show soldiers massacring unarmed civilians.

Pope calls for quick accord to end DR Congo violence

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Sunday urged leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo to act quickly to resolve its political crisis and curb violence, condemning in particular the use of child soldiers.

25 civilians killed in DR Congo ethnic attack

Goma - Militiamen from the Democratic Republic of Congo's Nande ethnic group have killed 25 civilians in the country's violence-torn east, almost all of them hacked to death with machetes, local officials and activists said Saturday.

DR Congo dubs video massacre fake, but admits "excesses"

Kinshasa - A Democratic Republic of Congo spokesman condemned as a "ridiculous montage" Saturday a video purporting to show a massacre of unarmed civilians by DR Congo soldiers (FARDC).

DR Congo war crimes trial resumes for ex-warlord Katanga

Kinshasa - Former Congolese warlord Germain Katanga, a convicted war criminal, was back before a top military court in his home country Friday as his trial on fresh charges of war crimes and insurrection resumed.

Congo at crossroads as opposition chief Tshisekedi dies

Kinshasa - Volatile Congo faced uncertainty Thursday after the death of Etienne Tshisekedi, the veteran politician who recently banded the opposition together to end President Joseph Kabila's rule of the mineral-rich nation.

Congo at crossroads as opposition chief Tshisekedi dies

Kinshasa - Longtime DR Congo opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi died Wednesday at the age of 84 in Brussels, as talks aiming to end the nation's political crisis were under way in Kinshasa."President Tshisekedi died today...

DR Congo bishop appeals for UN support for crisis deal

New York - The Catholic bishop behind a key political deal in the Democratic Republic of Congo appealed for support at the UN Security Council on Wednesday as a top UN official warned of potential pitfalls for the accord.

26 dead in days of DR Congo clashes over slain militia chief

Kinshasa - Over two dozen people have been killed since the start of the year in clashes pitting the Democratic Republic of Congo's security forces against supporters of a slain tribal chief, a local governor said in a statement.

UN presses DR Congo for rapid action on crisis deal

New York - The UN Security Council called Wednesday for the rapid and complete implementation of a deal to end the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

DR Congo set for talks on implementing crisis deal

Kinshasa - Opposing sides in the crisis that has gripped DR Congo will this week hold their first talks on implementing a landmark deal on the country's political future, mediators said Monday.

Optimism in DR Congo as deal reached to end political crisis

Kinshasa - The new year in one of Africa's most troubled countries began in a burst of optimism Sunday after rival groups agreed a deal for hauling DR Congo out of a perilous political crisis.

Floods in DR Congo kill at least 50: provincial governor

Kinshasa - Floods triggered by heavy rains and a river bursting its banks have killed at least 50 people and left thousands more homeless in southwestern Congo, a provincial governor said Thursday.

Who's behind the massacres in Congo's Beni region?

Beni - The official explanation for a two-year wave of massacres in a restive corner of DR Congo centres on a shadowy rebel group accused of having ties to the global jihadist underground.

DR Congo crisis talks suspended, hopes for deal by year end

Kinshasa - Talks to end DR Congo's dangerous political crisis were suspended on Saturday until after Christmas after a fruitless 48 hours of negotiations over President Joseph Kabila's refusal to quit power.

DR Congo crisis deal 'close but not before Christmas'

Kinshasa - A deal aimed at ending DR Congo's political crisis caused by President Joseph Kabila's clinging to power is close but will not be signed before Christmas, mediators said Friday.

Mass arrests in DR Congo's second city

Lubumbashi - Soldiers sealed part of Congo's second city and carried out mass arrests of young men on Thursday, residents said, as talks to defuse the country's explosive political crisis continued.

Congo crisis talks as bishops urge deal by Christmas

Kinshasa - Talks on defusing an explosive crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) resumed Wednesday, a day after bloody clashes, as the Catholic church appealed for a deal by Christmas over the future of President Joseph Kabila.

Deadly protests in DR Congo as Kabila clings to office

Kinshasa - At least 11 people died as gunfire erupted during protests on Tuesday in Democratic Republic of Congo against longtime President Joseph Kabila, who is refusing to leave office as his mandate ends.

DR Congo people react furiously as president clings on

Kinshasa - Black smoke rose over Kinshasa and angry young men waving red cards blocked roads as Democratic Republic of Congo's leader, Joseph Kabila, clung to power Tuesday despite fears that more violence will follow.
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