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20:45, 14 August 2018 Tuesday
12:18, 09 August 2018 Thursday

Ebola vaccinations begin in DR Congo

34 people have died from latest outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu province

16:33, 08 August 2018 Wednesday

DR Congo's Kabila backs ex-interior minister for vote

The announcement came just hours before the deadline for lodging applications for the December 23 election -- a vote that analysts say is crucial for the country's future.

11:29, 08 August 2018 Wednesday

All eyes on Kabila as DRC election deadline looms

A church-backed group called the Lay Coordination Committee (CLC) and a pro-democracy group, Lucha, have called for protests across the country if Kabila says he will go for a third mandate. 

16:14, 27 July 2018 Friday

DRCongo At least 5 killed in plane crash

2 also injured when plane forced to land in central part of Democratic Republic of Congo, say officials

16:14, 14 July 2018 Saturday

DR Congo raise fears ahead of presidential vote

Watchdogs say the crackdown breaches media freedom and stifles political debate, adding to volatility in what is already a powder-keg country.

19:01, 07 July 2018 Saturday

11 killed in DR Congo's east

A Congolese soldier was also killed and a civilian injured in separate clashes with Uganda's Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group in the eastern region of Beni, army spokesman Captain Mak Hazukay said.

15:32, 06 June 2018 Wednesday

DRC asked to protect rights of Ebola patients

'Protecting human rights is key to responding to the Ebola outbreak,' HRW says

15:46, 05 June 2018 Tuesday

DR Congo Over 1 000 people vaccinated for Ebola

World Health Organization and Public Health Ministry on May 8 announced confirmed cases of Ebola in the country

18:00, 02 June 2018 Saturday

Five new Ebola cases in DR Congo

Three new cases were recorded in the Bikoro area and two in Wangata, the national health ministry said in a statement. Both lie in the northwestern province of Equateur.

13:47, 26 May 2018 Saturday

Congo clashes leave 30 dead

5 soldiers, 11 civilians are among those killed in North Kivu province

13:02, 25 May 2018 Friday

50 dead in boat accident in northwest DR Congo

The accident happened on the Momboyo river Wednesday night, Richard Mboyo Iluka, vice governor of Tshuapa province, told AFP, saying: "We found 49 bodies on Thursday and another one this morning."

16:27, 22 May 2018 Tuesday

Death toll in DR Congo Ebola outbreak now at 27

The death, which involved a person confirmed by lab tests as having the viral disease, occurred in Wangata, a district of Mbandaka, the ministry said in a press release.

14:07, 21 May 2018 Monday

Congo begins Ebola vaccination

UN reports cases of Ebola virus disease 'in an urban center' that killed 25 so far  

15:19, 18 May 2018 Friday

WHO says 'high risk' Ebola will spread in DR Congo

In a statement, the UN agency said WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus would convene an emergency committee to discuss the matter. 

17:03, 14 May 2018 Monday

WHO 19 people die in DRC Ebola outbreak

Three health care workers among 19 deaths, World Health Organization says  

09:40, 12 May 2018 Saturday

Two Western tourists kidnapped in DRC

Suspected militiamen ambush Britons, killing one of the park guards accompanying them

13:42, 01 April 2018 Sunday

DR Congo Late PM's son to be opposition candidate

Felix Tshisekedi, son of Etienne Tshisekedi, to be main opposition candidate in presidential polls set for December

13:05, 25 March 2018 Sunday

Six killed in DR Congo violence flareup

Since late last year, scores of people have been killed in a flareup of clashes involving the Hema and Lendu communities, cattle herders and farmers who have a long history of violence over access to land.

17:28, 02 March 2018 Friday

Armed men kill 50 people in fresh violence in DR

Attacks on 3 villages began on Thursday

09:46, 25 February 2018 Sunday

DRCongo braced for anti-Kabila protest despite ban

The chronically unstable nation is braced for more unrest following months of tension sparked by Kabila's prolonged rule and long-delayed elections.

17:24, 24 February 2018 Saturday

DR Congo braces for new anti-Kabila rally

Fifteen people were killed by security forces on New Year's Eve and January 21 in peaceful protests that sought to heap pressure on Kabila to step down, according to a toll by the UN and organisers. The government says two people died.

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