Friday, 19th August 2022
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DR Congo

1 day ago
The deployment of Burundian troops to help quell rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo's east has divided local people, with some fiercely opposed but others giving a cautious welcome. Burundian forces began arriving in South Kivu province on Monday, pushing ahead with a plan by the seven-nation East African Community (EAC) to stabilise…
4 days ago
Burundian troops began deploying Monday in the troubled eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to help enforce a peace initiative backed by a seven-nation regional bloc, the DRC's military said.
10 Aug
More than 800 inmates have escaped from a prison in eastern DR Congo after gunmen staged a jailbreak in which two policemen were killed, sources said Wednesday. Armed men "attacked Kakwangura central prison in the town of Mutembo" overnight Tuesday, Captain Antony Mualushayi, the military spokesman in the Beni region, said. "The initial toll, which…
7 Aug
Rebels killed 15 civilians and one army captain in recent attacks on villages in eastern DR Congo's Ituri province, a military officer said Sunday, raising an earlier reported death toll of 10.
3 Aug
DR Congo has asked the spokesman of the UN's peacekeeping mission in the country to leave "as soon as possible", according to an official letter seen by AFP on Wednesday. The central African nation's government asked the peacekeeping mission, known as MONUSCO, to withdraw spokesman Mathias Gillmann over "indelicate and inappropriate remarks" he made, the…
1 Aug
Soldiers fired warning shots to disperse protesters approaching a UN peacekeepers' base in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, an AFP correspondent saw, a day after two people were killed by members of the UN force.
27 Jul
Burundi has secretly sent hundreds of troops and members of a youth militia into the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo since the end of 2021 to fight an armed rebel group, a Burundian human rights group said Wednesday.
25 Jul
The M23 rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile east has summarily executed 29 civilians since mid-June in areas under their control, Human Rights Watch said Monday.
13 Jul
Suspected rebels have killed at least nine people in twin attacks in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Wednesday, in the latest violence to hit the turbulent region.
5 Jul
A Ugandan private deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) "inadvertently" shot two soldiers in a friendly-fire incident in the eastern city of Beni, an army spokesman said Tuesday. The spokesman for joint Congolese-Ugandan military operations, Lieutenant-Colonel Mak Hazukay, told reporters that the shooting occurred on a highway linking Beni to the northeastern town…
4 Jul
The Democratic Republic of Congo declared its latest Ebola outbreak over on Monday, the World Health Organization said, more than two months after the virus re-emerged in the country's northwest.
6 Jun
The Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC) confirmed that fighting resumed on Monday between the army and rebels of the March 23 Movement (M23) in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


2 hours ago
Mr Yakubu Lawal, Nasarawa State Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism that was abducted by gunmen has regained freedom.
3 hours ago
A man was injured and a woman was in serious condition after a shooting in a shopping centre in southern Sweden on Friday, police said.
4 hours ago
South Africa's largest ethnic group, the Zulus, will on Saturday crown a new king following a year of feuding over who should ascend to the throne of the country's most influential traditional monarchy.
5 hours ago
NEW YORK, USA,¬†19 August 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-¬†Countries should consider giving a second COVID-19 vaccine booster to older persons, pregnant women, health workers, people with weaker immune systems and those at higher risk of severe disease, experts appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.¬† The recommendation comes in a statement issued by the Strategic…
5 hours ago
Some civil servants in the South East have called for the reform of the National Housing Fund (NHF) to make the agency meet up its mandate of housing provision.