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Congolese govt gives mines a month to end Covid restrictions

The Democratic Republic of Congo has given copper and cobalt mining companies a month to stop confining workers on site away from their families as part of COVID-19 restrictions and return to normal operations, the labour minister said in...

Islamic militants in DRC may have committed war crimes, UN Says

A series of brutal attacks against Congolese civilians by Islamic militants of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) are possible war crimes, United Nations monitors said Monday.Eighteen months of attacks by the ADF have killed more than 1,000 civilians, the...

Belgian king regrets colonial era atrocities in DR Congo

King Philippe of Belgium has for the first time admitted and expressed "deepest regrets" for the harm his country had done during colonial rule in the DR Congo.Philippe, who has reigned since 2013, made his remarks in a letter...

Over a score killed as bloodbath in East DR Congo continues

At least 19 civilians have been killed in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo at the weekend in attacks blamed on a notorious armed group, local officials said.Nine people were kidnapped on Friday by the Allied Democratic...

Six killed in east Congo DR as militia burn homes

Six civilians were killed and dozens of homes torched in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo blamed on the notorious ADF militia, local official said on Monday.The attack took place Sunday near the Eringeti-Kainama...

DR Congo graft trial: President in the know of what is done

A prominent Democratic Republic of Congo politician accused of embezzling $50 million earmarked for social housing has defended himself in a televised court hearing, claiming nothing was done "without the knowledge" of President Félix Tshisekedi.The trial of Vital Kamerhe...

Jihadists kill 40 villagers in northeast DR Congo

Suspected Islamist militants have killed at least 40 people in northeastern Congo, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of attacks against civilians in the mountainous jungles near the Ugandan border.Fighters from the Allied Democratic...

DR Congo’s presidential aide Kamerhe on trial for corruption

A powerful top aide to DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi went on trial for corruption on Monday in a case without precedent in the country.Tshisekedi's chief of staff Vital Kamerhe, who has been at the very heart of political...

Congo DR blames Rwanda Hutu rebels for rangers massacre

Democratic Republic of Congo has accused Rwandan Hutu rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (FDLR) of being responsible for the massacre of a dozen Rangers in Virunga Park at the end of April, according to the results of a...

Armed militia in northeast Congo set to lay down arms

An armed group in northeast Congo known for using fetishes to protect its fighters said on Monday it would lay down its arms and end attacks against civilians and the army, weeks after its leader was killed and other...
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Congolese govt gives mines a month to end Covid restrictions

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Seventeen injured in Egyptian oil pipeline fire

A major fire broke out after a leak of oil from the Shuqair-Mostorod pipeline next to a busy highway in a Cairo suburb on...

Malian rebel accused of Timbuktu war crimes refuses to enter plea

Mali Islamist rebel leader accused of masterminding the “persecution” of Timbuktu residents and the destruction of the city’s holy grounds refused to enter a...

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia deadlocked again in Nile dam talks

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have failed to reach agreement at a new round of talks hosted by the African Union to regulate the flow...

Tunisian lady gets 6 months jail term for Q’uran-Covid social media post

A young Tunisian woman was sentenced to six months in jail by a Tunis court on Tuesday over a parody posted on Facebook linking...