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20 February 2018 9:37 AM 2 aid workers killed in eastern DRC: UN

Kinshasa - Two Congolese aid workers were killed and a third abducted by an unidentified armed group in the troubled North Kivu province of Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Monday. "We lost two fellow aid workers killed in the line of duty by unidentified armed people," the UN's Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs 29

14 February 2018 8:00 AM 200 000 displaced by ethnic clashes in DRC: humanitarian source

Bunia - About 200 000 people have been displaced in ethnic clashes since mid-December in the northeastern Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a humanitarian source told AFP on Tuesday. Another humanitarian source said "on an average 800 people are arriving daily" in Bunia, the main city in the region, due to fighting between the Hema and Lendu 31

13 February 2018 8:17 AM UN: 4 allegations against South African UN troops in DRC

New York - The UN says it has received four allegations of misconduct against South African peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo — three involving sexual exploitation of women and one alleging violence against a 17-year-old boy. The UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the allegations were received last week by the UN peacekeeping mission 30

13 February 2018 8:17 AM DRC's army recovers largest Ugandan rebel stronghold

Beni - Democratic Republic of Congo's army says it has captured the largest stronghold for the Uganda-born Allied Democratic Forces rebels in Congo's northeast. Capt. Mak Hazukay Mongba, spokesperson for Operation Sukola, said on Monday the army released hostages and took control of the "grand bastion" of ADF rebels in Mwalika, about 80km from Beni. According 26

12 February 2018 7:22 PM Opposition, church set Feb 25 march in DRC

Kinshasa - Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition party said on Monday it would join a march backed by the country's powerful Catholic Church on February 25 to demand President Joseph Kabila's resignation. In a statement, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) said a party congress scheduled for February 26-27 "is being postponed 26

05 February 2018 9:10 AM WATCH: MSF speaks on DRC's worst cholera outbreak

Cape Town – A medical humanitarian group has said that it is unable to "reach everyone who is affected" by a cholera outbreak that has left at least 33 people dead in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa. The central African country was experiencing its worst outbreak since 1994, with at least 55 000 cases and 1 190 deaths being reported 59

03 February 2018 8:01 AM UN imposes sanctions on DRC general for 'massacres'

Kinshasa - The UN imposed sanctions on a Congolese general on Friday for supporting the massacre of civilians by a suspected militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. General Muhindo Akili Mundos, an ally of President Joseph Kabila, is one of four names to be added on to the UN sanctions committee list, said Monusco, the organisation's peacekeeping 24

26 January 2018 7:00 PM DRC's president defends leadership amid growing criticism

Kinshasa - Democratic Republic of Congo's president has held a rare press conference in an apparent response to international condemnation of the violent treatment of Catholic church members and activists protesting his prolonged stay in power. President Joseph Kabila on Friday called the Central African country's electoral process "firmly engaged" despite 37

25 January 2018 11:45 AM Cholera 'stabilising' DRC capital: MSF

Kinshasa - A cholera outbreak in the DR Congo capital Kinshasa is stabilising and moving in a downward trend, the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Wednesday. The latest outbreak has affected 23 of the 26 provinces in the vast central African country since 2017, with "55 000 people falling ill... and around 1 190 deaths", according to MSF, also known 33

25 December 2017 6:06 PM Nine DRC soldiers killed in two ambushes

Bukavu - Nine soldiers have been killed in two ambushes by a suspected rebel militia group in the Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled east, the military said Monday. "The army recorded a loss of nine soldiers in two ambushes in the Baraka operational zone" in the South Kivu province, a unnamed military official told AFP. A lieutenant was killed on Sunday 30