Congo

Uganda arrests 101 Congolese ex-rebels heading for Congo

Uganda has arrested 101 members of a former Congolese rebel group which surrendered in 2013, but which is suspected of planning new attacks in eastern Congo, the government in Kampala said...

Former rebel movement could re-launch attacks in Congo, official says

A former Congolese rebel movement that surrendered in 2013 is planning new attacks in the country, local broadcaster Radio Okapi reported on Sunday quoting a senior official.

More than 40 killed in Congo fighting

About 43 people have been killed in fighting between a local militia and security forces in central Congo, Red Cross sources said Wednesday.

Congo ruling party signs deal to end President Kabila's rule

After weeks of negotiations, Congo's ruling party signed a deal with opposition leaders that aims to end President Joseph Kabila's 15-year-rule.

At least 50 dead in Congo floods

At least 50 people have died in western Congo after flooding caused by heavy rains at the start of the week.

Congo peace agreement will allow Kabila to remain until end 2017

The government in Congo and the opposition have tentatively reached an agreement that will see President Joseph Kabila step down at the end of 2017, the Catholic Church Council of Bishops (CENCO)...

Eighteen killed in clashes between militias in eastern Congo

Eighteen people have been killed in clashes between militias in eastern Congo, military spokesman Kaiko Ndjike Guillaume said on Thursday.

At least 22 killed in anti-government protests in Congo

At least 22 people are dead after anti-government protests in various cities in Congo, with more than 275 arrested, Congolese police reported on Wednesday.

About 19 killed in Kinshasa protests, UN says in Congo

About 19 people have been killed in anti-government protests in Congo's capital Kinshasa, the UN said Wednesday.

Anti-Kabila protests rage on in Congo as three are reported killed

Protests raged in Congo on Tuesday against President Joseph Kabila staying in power beyond his second term, with police using tear gas on demonstrators and shots ringing out in the capital...

Dozens of anti-Kabila protesters reportedly arrested in eastern Congo

Dozens of protesters were Monday arrested in eastern Congo while calling on President Joseph Kabila to step down as his second term in office was about to expire at midnight.

At least 20 killed in Congo gold mine accident

At least 20 people have been killed in a mining accident in eastern Congo, South Kivu province's Mining Minister Apollinaire Bulindi said Sunday.

Congo expels Belgian television crews ahead of expected protests

Congo has expelled five journalists from the Belgian broadcasters VRT and VTM, a government spokesman said Saturday, amid reports that they had intended to cover protests against President Joseph...

Congo to block social media to prevent anti-Kabila protests

Social media will be blocked in Congo starting Monday, in an apparent attempt to prevent protests against President Joseph Kabila.

EU imposes sanctions on seven Congolese officials

The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on seven Congolese security officials alleged to have suppressed opposition protests in September when dozens of demonstrators were killed.