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Uganda, DR Congo agree to exchange captives

The Buliisa District security team is set to hand over at least two Congolese military personnel, and two rifles in exchange for over 30 Ugandan fishermen arrested on Lake Albert on DR Congo side. The Officer in charge of Buliisa Central Police Station, Mr Johnson Niwandinda on Tuesday handed over …

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DR Congo militia rape students on eve of exams

Armed militia attacked a school and raped female students on the eve of their examinations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The men attacked an examination centre housing 35 final year students in Isiro town, the capital of Haut-Uélé province. Local authorities said some female students were raped during the …

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Ugandan rebels behead 3 in DR Congo

Uganda’s Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) beheaded three people in the latest attack in the Ituri region in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s north Kivu province, local media reported Saturday. “Three civilians were killed in a new attack by the Allied Democratic Forces fighters late Friday in the village of Mbingi, …

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DR Congo warned of proxy wars between neighbours

There’s a risk of proxy wars in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the International Crisis Group (ICG) has warned. Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda are suspected of supporting different insurgent groups. Intensifying hostility among neighbouring countries threatens a return to the kind of regional war that previously tore …

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DR Congo to ‘relocate families from cobalt-rich area’

The authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo will relocate some 10,000 families from a southeastern town rich in cobalt estimated to be worth billions of dollars, the AFP news agency reports. DR Congo produces 60% of the world’s supply of cobalt. The rare mineral is used to produce lithium-ion batteries …

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Rwanda, DRC Begin Joint Border Services

The Rwanda-DR Congo border of La Corniche, popularly known as Grande Barrière, on Saturday started operating as a One-Stop Border Post (OSBP), according to the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration. The objective of this is to enhance trade through the efficient movement of goods, persons and services. “Today, La …

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