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Five die in big anti-UN protests in DR Congo

At least five people have died and 50 others have been injured during protests against the United Nations in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic of Congo. Demonstrations have continued for a second day, demanding the departure of the peacekeeping force (Monusco). The protests, called by the government’s youth …

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Fears of massacre in DR Congo gold mine attack

A militia attack has left at least 40 civilians dead in the northeastern Congolese province of Ituri. Local sources say more than 100 people are missing after the suspected Sunday massacre by the armed group Cooperative for the Development of Congo (Codeco) in the Mongwalu territory. The rebels targeted an …

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Death Sentences For 29 Over Dr. Congo Eid clashes

IMAGE COPYRIGHTREUTERSimage captionPolice vehicles were also destroyed in the clashes outside Martyrs’ Stadium Twenty-nine people have been sentenced to death in the Democratic Republic of Congo in connection with Eid violence that erupted in the capital, Kinshasa. One police officer was killed and dozens of others were injured in clashes …

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Uganda, DR Congo decide to make roads, not war

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, that to lasting peace with neighbours is layered with bitumen and straddled by high-voltage electricity lines. That appears to be the lesson from the Uganda government’s strategic shift in its regional policy towards the Democratic Republic of Congo, its large, …

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DR Congo army kills 23 rebel members

The Congolese army has announced that government solders have killed 23 members of the Codesco rebel group and taken back control of two villages, including one of the group’s important bases in Djugu town in the north-eastern Ituri province. Codesco has been active in the region for three years. Its …

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DR Congo: WHO declares Ebola outbreak global health emergency

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has for the first time declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a global health emergency. The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshiiso Moeti, who confirmed this in a tweet Wednesday, said the Organisation arrived at the decision after consulting the …

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