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DR Congo troops ‘seize ADF rebel camp’.

The Democratic Republic of Congo military says that it has captured a rebel camp in the eastern part of the country from where many attacks were planned.Battle for the camp known as Madina in a forested area which ADF...

ADF rebels kill 43 in weekend attacks in eastern DR Congo

Rebels with apparent links to the Islamic State group have killed at least 43 people in eastern Congo over the weekend in a series of attacks carried out in response to a new military offensive in the area, a...

Six killed in rebel attack on eastern DR Congo

Rebels again attacked a city at the center of the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, killing at least six people including a pregnant woman, witnesses and officials said Saturday.Meanwhile, Congolese health authorities said a spate of recent violence in...

Rwanda FDLR rebel group confirm commander’s arrest in Congo DR

A Rwandan rebel movement based in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed the capture of one of its top commanders, Asifiwe Nshimiyimana, in Goma city, but disputed the Congolese army’s version of events.An FDLR spokesperson,...

Top Rwandan rebel commander arrested in Goma by DR Congo army

The Democratic Republic of Congo's army says it has arrested a powerful Rwandan rebel commander, Nshimiyimana Asifiwe, in the eastern city of Goma reports BBC Africa. His arrest was proof that the military's campaign against the Democratic Forces for the...

Two suspected militia lynched in Congo DR as UN envoy visits

A crowd in eastern DR Congo on Saturday lynched two people they suspected of being members of a militia blamed for the killing of more than 100 civilians over the past month, an AFP journalist said.The army however said...

DR Congo buries 27 victims killed by rebels as anger mounts

The Democratic Republic of Congo town of Oicha on Friday buried 27 victims of the latest massacre in the country's volatile east, with hundreds paying homage while lashing out at security forces for failing to stop attacks.Mourners gathered in...

Fresh rebel attack leaves 19 dead in DR Congo troubled region

Nineteen people have died in the latest rebel attack near the city of Beni, where outraged residents this week stormed a United Nations base to demand protection, the U.N. said Wednesday.The attack in Oicha, about 30 kilometers (18 miles)...

‘Four killed’ in DR Congo protests as Amnesty Int’l berates UN mission

At least four demonstrators were killed on Monday during protests against UN peacekeepers in the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, news agency AFP reports."There were four deaths during the day... 10 civilians were wounded and...

Gunshots near UN camps in eastern DR Congo during protest after attack

Heavy gunfire was heard on Monday outside two UN camps near the eastern DR Congo town of Beni, where people had gone to protest after an armed group killed eight civilians, an AFP reporter said.The shooting came from Congolese...
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Mixed reactions have trailed the meeting between the top U.S. diplomat to Africa, Tibor Nagy, and opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who says he was...

Angola prosecutor wants Isabel dos Santos back in country

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Police in Lesotho summon PM for questioning over ex-wife’s murder

Lesotho police on Monday summoned Prime Minister Thomas Thabane for questioning over alleged links to the 2017 murder of his estranged wife, Lipolelo Thabane.The...