Friday, 29th September 2023

DR Congo

1 Sep
A conference in DR Congo on central Africa's precious rainforests has raised the alarm about the colliding interests of conservation and farming
23 Aug
The EU announced Wednesday a humanitarian airlift for eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, flying desperately needed supplies into the city of Goma. The operation, responding to a UN appeal, "will contribute to reaching the greatest number of people possible" to a region beset by fighting between armed groups and mass displacement, EU crisis management commissioner…
28 Jul
Rwanda's defence ministry on Friday dismissed as "baseless" claims by the Democratic Republic of Congo that forces from Kigali had staged an incursion across the border.
20 Jul
At least nine people have been killed and 16 injured after an explosive device accidentally detonated in a field in conflict-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, local sources said on Thursday. The blast occurred on Wednesday evening in Lubwe Sud in North Kivu province's Rutshuru territory. Justin Mwangaza, a local civil-society figure, told AFP that a…
16 Jul
At least 11 men were found dead in eastern DR Congo on Sunday, according to sources in Rutshuru territory who accused M23 rebels of killing them.
11 Jun
Militants have killed seven civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials said on Sunday, in the latest attack to hit the turbulent region.
9 Apr
Around 20 people have been killed in an attack in eastern DR Congo, with sources blaming rebels affiliated with the Islamic State jihadist group.
7 Apr
A military tribunal in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa on Friday sentenced six men to life in prison for murdering Italy's ambassador in 2021.
2 Apr
South Sudanese soldiers arrived in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, an AFP journalist saw, joining a regional military force in an area battered by the M23 rebellion.
21 Mar
Rampant insecurity and bureaucratic hassles are hindering efforts to rush aid to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN's humanitarian agency said on Tuesday. Decades of conflict have turned the region into one of the world's gravest and most intractable humanitarian crises. But in a report, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs…
10 Mar
Fighting erupted Friday between M23 militiamen and government troops near the eastern DR Congo city of Goma, sources said, hours before the expected arrival of a European mercy flight. The aid mission is the first in an airlift announced last Saturday by the European Union to help the beleaguered city. After a day of relative…
16 Feb
Voter registration ahead of year-end presidential elections got underway on Thursday in DR Congo's troubled east, where armed groups control swathes of territory and hundreds of thousands have fled their homes. Electors in the North Kivu provincial capital of Goma lined up, some of them for hours, to obtain their voting card ahead of the…


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The Delta Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Asaba on Friday affirmed Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the duly elected governor of Delta.
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