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Two men burnt alive in DR Congo after attack: official
Two men were burnt alive Saturday by civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile east after they attacked a military office, a local official said. The incident in the town of Beni, about 250 kilometres (150 miles) north of the North Kivu capital Goma, followed an attack on Friday night. "The military prosecutor's offices were attacked at around 9:00 pm by men whose identities are ...(12/20/2014 5:40:07 AM)
UN mission to bring peace to DR Congo 'has stalled'
The multinational effort to bring peace to the war-torn east of Democratic Republic of Congo is in danger of failing, the International Crisis Group (ICG) warned Thursday. The east of the vast mineral-rich DRC was the scene of two major wars between 1996 and 2003, with neighbouring countries including Uganda and Rwanda intervening directly or using militias to do their bidding. In spite of the ...(12/18/2014 5:36:37 PM)
DR Congo: Amid spike in violence, UN refugee agency concerned about humanitarian situation
Continuing violence and multiple attacks in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have sown widespread fear and sparked displacement of thousands of people, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reported Friday, amid appeals for humanitarian access to help those in distress.(12/20/2014 9:44:58 AM)
DR Congo ex-rebels found in Uganda refugee camp
Around 1,000 ex-fighters from a Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group were found in a Ugandan refugee camp Wednesday, a day after fleeing moves to repatriate them, the Ugandan army said. The ex-rebels from the M23 group fled the Bihanga camp 300 kilometres (190 miles) southwest of Kampala on Tuesday, as the Ugandan army attempted to repatriate some of the group. Ugandan army spokesman Paddy ...(12/17/2014 4:32:28 PM)
Congo’s state copper miner set for lowest output since 2004
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s state- owned copper miner is on track to deliver its lowest output since 2004, the year after Africa’s biggest war ended.(12/19/2014 2:06:45 PM)
UN and DR Congo re-launch hunt for militants blamed for massacres
Democratic Republic of Congo and UN forces are renewing a hunt for Ugandan rebels in a corner of the DRC's restive east who are blamed for slaughtering 260 local people, officials announced Tuesday. Since Saturday, joint forces in the northern reaches of the North Kivu province have been searching for the Muslim insurgents belonging to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). The government soldiers ...(12/16/2014 4:26:43 PM)
M23 ex-rebels break out of Uganda camp
About 1,000 former fighters from a Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group broke out Tuesday from a camp in Uganda where they were being held as soldiers were trying to repatriate them, the Ugandan army said. "A thousand rebels from the M23 (group) have escaped" from the camp in Bihanga, about 300 kilometres (190 miles) southwest of the Ugandan capital Kampala, a spokesman for the Ugandan army ...(12/16/2014 5:15:32 PM)
UN rights chief welcomes conviction of Congolese army officer for crimes against humanity
New York, Dec 19 (IBNS) The top United Nations official on human rights issues has welcomed the recent conviction and sentencing of a senior army officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for crimes against humanity, adding that the move would help garner momentum for other similar cases currently underway in the country.(12/19/2014 4:00:17 AM)
VIDEO: Contemporary art on show in DR Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo is hosting its first ever contemporary arts biennial where local talent Freddy Tsimba will display his work.(12/18/2014 1:54:44 AM)
Congo-Kinshasa: Ending the Status Quo
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