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Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The United Nations on Wednesday gave a cautious welcome after the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) allowed some ... In addition to a deep political crisis, the DRC is struggling with armed conflict in its vast, lawless east, which is under the sway of multiple rebel groups.
Kabila should have stepped down at the end of 2016 but has remained in office under a provision allowing him to retain power until a successor is chosen. In addition to a deepening political crisis, DR Congo is struggling with armed conflict in its vast, lawless east, which is under the sway of multiple rebel ...

No group has claimed responsibility but suspicion immediately fell on rebel militias that are active in and around the famed Unesco World Heritage site. ... authorities said they were “deeply saddened” by the deaths, which came a week after another ranger was shot dead during a gun battle with rebels.
He does not know it yet, and the doctors treating the 22-year-old rebel fighter are unlikely to tell him soon, but his chances of surviving more than a few ... Around the town of Beni, DRC's army is fighting an Islamist-inspired militia blamed for killing 14 UN peacekeepers in November, the worst loss of life in a ...
But Rochelle's extreme youth didn't spare her from the anger and rage of the militia who stormed her village in Ituri Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo last month. Her face has a deep scar stretching across it, just missing her left eye and there is a wound on the top of her skull where her attacker ...
It is a miserable lot - and many believe this is man-made tragedy - caused by decades of ethnic conflict, multiple militias controlling and fighting for territory, rampant corruption and a president whose term expired last year but who's still clinging to power whilst most of his country cling to life. DRC should be one of Africa's ...

Armed rebels killed at least one soldier during an attack on a house owned by Congo President Joseph Kabila in the restive east where a number of conflicts have flared in recent months, rebel and Congo military sources said on Thursday. Kabila was not present when Mai-Mai militiamen attacked the ...
The violence took place on Tuesday evening when rebels attacked military positions around Beni in North Kivu, Captain Mak Hazukay told AFP. “We listed 10 dead civilians so far,” he said. A rebel from Uganda's Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia was also killed, he said, adding that fighting was ...
At least 10 people are dead and 10 others are missing after a rebel attack in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It happened on the outskirts of the city of Beni, in a region beset by violence involving the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) armed group. People living there say the government of ...
Ten civilians and a Ugandan militant died when Congolese troops clashed with rebels in the flashpoint town of Beni in Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled east, an army ... A rebel from Uganda's Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia was also killed, he said, adding that fighting was ongoing.
In the final part of Al Jazeera's series profiling fixers, a former child soldier from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) describes his journey from militia group to media. .... I am from eastern DRC, I speak Swahili and I am a former child soldier and have worked with big rebel leaders. I have a good ...
A former rebel, Kayonga headed a body probing fraud and corruption in South Kivu, a province rich in gold, tin and coltan, which is used to make many electronic devices including mobile phones. He was dismissed by the province's governor on November 2. Control over mineral-rich areas is a key factor in ...
In December, violence broke out in Ituri province in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Militias launched deadly attacks on villages, killing scores of civilians, torching thousands of homes, and displacing more than 100,000 people, including nearly 60,000 refugees who fled to Uganda.
"There's the ongoing political uncertainty with a president who has overstayed his constitutional term in office," Hanna said. "There's been ongoing conflict particularly in the north of the country where there are rebel groups still operating. There are also military groups associated with various warlords in the ...
Exiled DR Congo leader will return home by June. Print. Written by Reuters, Tuesday, 13 March 2018. Katumbi will return to DR Congo Exiled Democratic Republic ... Failure to hold the election in December could embolden militia whose attacks have forced many people to flee their homes, deepening a humanitarian crisis.
Fighting between the two groups instigated by Lendu-dominated militia has killed dozens since December. There were 31 deaths reported at the start of this month alone. It has forced some 200,000 people to flee their homes, with conflict. Fighting between the Hema and Lendu around the turn of the ...
As indicated in reports from refugees originating in north-eastern DR Congo, “the militias would move systematically from village to village, chopping people down with axes and machetes and burning houses." The same tribal conflict did not spare Buras village. Bura is one out of thousands of Congolese, ...

Security has deteriorated in eastern DR Congo, where rebel groups have attacked Congolese forces and UN peacekeepers, while militias in the Kasai region are increasing their activities, said Zerrougui. The Security Council was meeting as it prepares to renew the mandate of its 17,500-strong ...
KINSHASA - Eighteen employees of a gorilla sanctuary in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been abducted by a militia group, sources said on Wednesday. READ: 49 killed in DR Congo ethnic violence. An official with an NGO said the abduction took place on Monday in the area of Nzovu, which ...
Congolese government forces have regained control of large areas of the Kasai, nonetheless there is sporadic fighting between the armed forces and militia groups. Meanwhile, tensions remain high between different ethnic groups, threatening to plunge the region into new violence. UNHCR staff in ...
Congolese government forces have regained control of large areas of the Kasai, nonetheless there is sporadic fighting between the armed forces and militia groups. Meanwhile, tensions remain high between different ethnic groups, threatening to plunge the region into new violence. UNHCR staff in ...
Charlotte Ukuba, 60, fled to Site Etat at Kikwit, Kwilu Province in the southwest of DR Congo. ''I'm living now outside ... militia in Kasai Central. The crisis has been characterized by repeated clashes between militias and local security forces, which have subsequently generated inter-community conflicts.
BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 4 (Xinhua) -- At least seven people were killed Sunday in an ambush by suspected Ugandan rebels in Beni, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), security sources said. Suspected rebels of the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) also ...
The rebels often clash with Congolese ethnic groups who want them out of Congo. North Kivu Governor Julien Paluku, said; "We are still ascertaining the number of people killed but so far 23 people, including the members of the militia, have been confirmed dead. Calm has been restored since Wednesday ...
The rebels often clash with Congolese ethnic groups who want them out of Congo. North Kivu Governor Julien Paluku, said; "We are still ascertaining the number of people killed but so far 23 people, including the members of the militia, have been confirmed dead. Calm has been restored since Wednesday ...
The Nande and Hunde consider Congolese Hutu to be foreigners and in league with Rwandan Hutu rebels, gathered in a notoriously violent militia called the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR). The FDLR, set up in 2000, includes several leaders who took part in the 1994 Rwanda ...
By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, LUBUMBASHI, Feb 23 – Rebels have wanted to kill him, NGOs accuse him of exploitation and Chinese newcomers have rattled his Congo mining empire, but George Forrest, one of Africa's biggest businessmen, remains unbowed. The head of the Forrest Group, which is ...
KAMPALA, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Ugandan military said Wednesday the chief of combat operations of the rebel group, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), hidden in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has been killed. Brig. Richard Karimere, Uganda's military spokesperson, told Xinhua that ...
Moreover, fierce clashes between the Congolese armed forces and militias have continued since the end of January, while new armed groups threaten to wreak more havoc in the province. People fleeing for their lives near the provincial capital Kalemie have shared stories of horrific violence during attacks ...
GAMA - Five people were killed on Saturday in an ambush by suspected Ugandan Islamist rebels in the Beni region of Democratic Republic of Congo's ... the ADF, one of a number of armed groups that hold territory in the eastern DR Congo and are battling for control of the region's rich mineral resources.
GOMA - Six soldiers died in fighting to repel an incursion by Rwandan troops in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) this week, the army ... accused of involvement in the killings of an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda set up militias in eastern DR Congo.
BUKAVU, DR Congo: DR Congo's army claimed Friday to have “annihilated” a rebel group in the country's chronically troubled east, killing at least 48 ... The DR Congo government has announced it is waging “war” against two militias in the east — the Yakutumba and the Ugandan Islamist rebels of the ...
BUKAVU, DR Congo – DR Congo's army claimed on Friday, February 9, to have "annihilated" a rebel group in the country's chronically troubled east, ... The DR Congo government has announced it is waging "war" against two militias in the east – the Yakutumba and the Ugandan Islamist rebels of the ...
DR Congo emerged from a five-year war in 2003 during which millions were killed, mostly from hunger and disease, and militias and foreign armies exploited the country's fabulous mineral wealth. “The DRC is potentially the richest country in Africa and arguable one of the richest in the world,” said Masisi.
Without the rangers, endangered gorillas in the DR Congo are prey to poachers and militia groups - but it's a dangerous mission. ... Multiple conflicts which have stretched over decades in the DR Congo have led to a catastrophic collapse in the population of the world's largest primate - a gorilla subspecies ...
A head of a local militia group and a policeman have been arrested by Congolese troops for their alleged involvement with the murder of two UN experts. Photo: PHIL .... Rights activists say government troops or militias supported by the authorities have been involved in many acts of brutality. A trial of the ...
Kananga (DR Congo) (AFP) - The head of a local militia group and a policeman have been arrested over the shock killing of two UN experts in DR Congo a year ago, officials said ... Rights activists say government troops or militias supported by the authorities have been involved in many acts of brutality.
Congo's military said on Saturday it had killed 13 militiamen during clashes with an unidentified group after coming under attack in the country's volatile northeastern Ituri province. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Ituri is the latest part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to descend into ...
U.N. investigators are blaming the Allied Democratic Forces rebel group for carrying out the deadliest single assault on the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo in almost 25 years as well as two other attacks. The main focus of their investigation was the Dec. 7 rebel attack at a base in Semuliki near Beni ...
UN warns situation in DR Congo reaching 'breaking point' ... The eastern DRC has registered a sharp increase in militia activity near its borders with Uganda and Rwanda over the past year. Read more: Rebels ... The Democratic Republic of Congo's army is fighting militias on several fronts. Now more ...
“The army needs to redouble its efforts to prevent suprise attacks from Ugandan rebels.” Thought to be behind a string of deadly attacks in North Kivu, the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia stands accused of a number of attrocities in DR Congo. Congolese authorities and the UN mission in ...
A head of a local militia group and a policeman have been arrested by Congolese troops for their alleged involvement with the murder of two UN experts. Photo: PHIL .... Rights activists say government troops or militias supported by the authorities have been involved in many acts of brutality. A trial of the ...
TSHIKAPA, DR Congo: Of the many headaches facing the UN mission in DR Congo as its mandate comes up for renewal, few are greater than the ethnic ... The governor of Kasai Province, Marc Manyanga, told AFP that the militias mostly emerged as self-defence groups to protect villages against Kamwina ...
BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane writes about the anger and anguish of villagers caught up in the latest spiral of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A dark line ran across the small, beautiful face. On either side were stitch marks that ran up under the white bandage covering the top of her head.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing increased violence with the rise of militia groups taking on government forces as it becomes clear that elections set for December are unlikely. Already about 3,500 Congolese fleeing the violence arrived in Burundi midweek and are settling in Rumonge and ...
The DR Congo government last week announced it was waging “war” against two militias in the east — the Yakutumba and the Ugandan Islamist rebels of the Allied Democratic Force (ADF). The ADF are active in North Kivu while the Congolese Yakutumba are several hundreds of kilometres away in ...
Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The defence minister for the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday said the army was waging 'war' against two militia forces in the country's troubled east. Crispin Atama Thabe told AFP that government forces were tackling rebels in both South Kivu province and ...
KAMPALA, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Ugandan military on Tuesday condemned the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels attack on the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) that left three soldiers dead. Ugandan military spokesperson Richard Karemire told Xinhua that the Monday ...
Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers on Monday repelled an attack in the eastern Beni region by ADF Ugandan Islamist rebels, who are suspected of murdering 14 UN peacekeepers last month. The army had on Saturday announced an offensive against the Allied Democratic Forces, one of a number of ...
Guylain Mumbere Kitambala, a Mayi-Mayi leader prosecuted for illegal possession of weapons and participation in an insurgent movement, was sentenced to the “death penalty”, according to a judgment handed down on Saturday in Beni by the Military Court of North Kivu province. His 16 co-accused have ...


 

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