More than 20 civilians were reported killed in separate attacks in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where fighting also resumed over the weekend between the government and M23 insurgents, local sources told AFP on Sunday. In Ituri province, CODECO militants -- a group claiming to protect the Lendu community from another…
M23 rebels killed at least 171 civilians during a massacre in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in November, the United Nations said Tuesday, revising an earlier reported toll of 131.
Two rangers have been killed and another wounded by suspected militiamen in the world famous Virunga National Park in DR Congo's volatile east, authorities said on Saturday. A huge expanse on the border with Uganda and Rwanda, Virunga is the oldest nature reserve in Africa and is renowned worldwide as a sanctuary for rare species,…
10 Dec 2022
In a displacement camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Eric, Samuel, Tuyisenge and Florence recounted walking for miles to flee a horrific rebel attack on their village. M23 rebels massacred at least 131 civilians -- including 12 children -- and committed more than two dozen rapes on November 29-30 in two villages in Rutshuru…
23 Oct 2022
Fresh clashes between the army and M23 rebels have erupted in eastern DR Congo, officials said on Sunday, breaking a period of relative calm between the two sides.
6 Jun 2022
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).