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Congolese president Joseph Kabila, reshuffles police amidst mounting challenges

Congolese President Joseph Kabila has replaced the national police chief of police and the police commander in the capital Kinshasa, as security concerns rise following his refusal to step down when his mandate expired. Mass prison breaks, kidnappings, rising militia...

Two Catholic priests abducted by gunmen in volatile eastern Congo

Gunmen in restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo kidnapped two Catholic priests in an area at the center of over two years of massacres by unknown assailants, the country's conference of bishops said on Monday. The two priests -- Charles...

Banro gold mine in east Congo shut due to militia violence

Fighting between the Congolese army and a local militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has forced Banro Corp's Namoya gold mine to suspend all operations and temporarily evacuate its staff, the company said on Monday. Twenty-three trucks belonging to...

European Union blacklists 9 more Congolese over rights abuses, elections

The European Union imposed sanctions on nine more Congo nationals on Monday over "obstruction of the electoral process and related human rights violations" in the central African state, where President Joseph Kabila has overstayed his mandate. The nine include Congo's...

More people flee homes due to conflicts in Congo than in Syria and Iraq

While the whole world media and governments are fixated with the conflict in Syria. A Norwegian aid group working in the Democratic Republic of Congo has said that, conflict has forced at least 1.5 million people to flee their homes within...

More than 70 escape from Congo prison this week

More than 70 inmates broke out of a prison in southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, a local activist and a national deputy said, two days after thousands escaped from the capital's main penitentiary. Prison breaks are relatively common...

Clashes in DR Congo’s Kasai region claims 20 lives

Twenty people died in ethnic clashes last week in the troubled central Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said Wednesday. The UN's DR Congo mission, MONUSCO, said in a statement that the clashes took place on...

Congo DR probes video showing apparent militia massacre by soldiers

Democratic Republic of Congo's government is investigating a video that appears to show Congolese troops shooting dead a group of apparent militia members armed with slingshots and wooden batons, the human rights minister said. Later on Saturday, however, the...

11 killed as army’s clashes with central Congo militia persist

At least 11 people were killed in central Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday in clashes between the army and a militia loyal to a traditional chief killed in fighting with police last year, a local activist said. Monday's...
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