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22:22, 26 May 2018 Saturday
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.

17:34, 20 February 2018 Tuesday

UN expresses concern over violence in DR Congo

UNHCR says violence has internally displaced over 630,000 people in DR Congo's Tanganyika province

20:57, 09 February 2018 Friday

DR Congo sees 10 levy on 'strategic metals'

The Democratic Republic of Congo would impose a tax of 10 percent on so-called "strategic metals" under the plan, a copy of which was obtained by AFP.

17:27, 23 January 2018 Tuesday

DR Congo minister urges punishment after police violence

Six people were killed, scores injured and dozens arrested, according to the UN peacekeeping mission MONUSCO, when security forces opened fire on Catholic-organised rallies against President Joseph Kabila on Sunday. The government has put the death toll at two.

15:49, 21 January 2018 Sunday

DR Congo blocks internet ahead of banned protests

Catholic church leaders have called for a mass peaceful demonstration against Kabila's 17-year rule, three weeks after a similar protest on New Year's Eve that ended in deadly violence.

21:42, 06 January 2018 Saturday

In DR Congo flood tragedy highlights perils of urban sprawl

Among the 44 people who perished overnight Wednesday in Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo, were a teenager, Brunelle, her sister Gladys, and Gladys' baby.

03:07, 02 January 2018 Tuesday

UN urges DR Congo leader to keep promise to step

Kabila, in power since 2001, signed a deal with opposition groups a year ago agreeing to step town once his current term ends and new elections are held.

14:42, 31 December 2017 Sunday

Police fire shots in DR Congo unrest

Some officers fired shots in the air in the capital Kinshasa as church and opposition groups defied a ban by authorities to push ahead with the demonstrations.

20:15, 29 December 2017 Friday

Three anti-Kabila activists freed from jail in DR Congo

Jean Mulenda, Jean-Pierre Tshisitshabu and Patrick Mbuya have left Kasapa central prison in the country's second-largest city Lubumbashi, human rights organisation Justicia ASBL said in a statement.

13:59, 20 December 2017 Wednesday

Congolese opposition activists detained by police

Police say they moved on 'hostile gatherings' held to protest against President Joseph Kabila

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