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Fishermen recover 50 bodies from lake in eastern Congo

Congolese fishermen have recovered about 50 bodies floating on a lake in the north-east, officials and civil society activists said on Wednesday.

At least 20 killed in clashes between militia and security forces

At least 20 people were killed in central Congo when militiamen of local chief Kamwena Nsapu clashed with security forces, civil society leaders and residents said Sunday.

Militias kill at least 30 in east DRC ethnic clashes

A rebel militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 30 people in a Sunday morning attack, according to officials and non-governmental organisations.

Pygmy attacks kill 30 in Congo village

Thirty people have been killed in attacks by Pygmy militiamen against a village in north-eastern Congo, officials said Thursday.

Congo's president appoints opposition member as prime minister

Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Thursday appointed opposition legislator Sammy Badibanga as prime minister as part of a deal to form a national unity government to prepare the 2018 elections...

Congo to ban foreign media from broadcasting independently

The government of Congo wants to ban all 24-hour foreign news services, including the BBC and Deutsche Welle, from operating independently, Communications Minister Lambert Mende Omalanga said...

Congolese premier resigns as part of deal with opposition

Congolese Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo resigned Monday as part of a deal made with the opposition that allows President Joseph Kabila to stay in power after the end of his second term,...

Explosion kills child, injures 31 peacekeepers in Congo

An explosion killed a child and injured 32 UN peacekeepers Tuesday in the eastern Congolese city of Goma, the UN contingent to the country said.

UN report blames Congo authorities for 48 deaths at recent protests

Congo's security forces killed at least 48 people during three days of protests in September in Kinshasa, a UN report said Friday.

ICC convicts former Congolese vice president of bribing witnesses

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday convicted a former Congolese vice president and four members of his legal team of bribing witnesses in his trial.

General strike pressing Kabila to step down paralyses Congo cities

Congo's main cities came to a partial standstill Wednesday as a general strike called by the opposition pressed President Joseph Kabila to step down in December.

Twenty killed in clashes over Pygmies' caterpillar tax in Congo

About 20 people have been killed in three days of clashes between members of a Pygmy and of a Bantu ethnic group in south-eastern Congo, local officials said Tuesday.

EU prepares sanctions on Congo over violence, political crisis

EU foreign ministers paved the way Monday for sanctions against Congo, which has been gripped by violence amid a political crisis in light of upcoming presidential elections.

Congolese army clashes with militia, kills 14 fighters

The Congolese army clashed with a local militia in Central Kasai province on Friday, killing 14 militiamen, officials said.

At least 10 killed in suspected rebel attack in eastern Congo

At least 10 people were killed when gunmen thought to be Ugandan rebels attacked an area in eastern Congo, an army spokesman said Monday.