Congo militia group NDC-R ousts leader, plans to surrender

One of the largest rebel groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo announced overnight that it had ousted its leader, accusing him of human rights abuses, and planned to surrender. Elsewhere in the region a different militia killed at least 25 villagers on Wednesday, local officials said. The NDC-R armed group, which control vast areas… Read More Congo militia group NDC-R ousts leader, plans to surrender

Fifteen dead as suspected Islamist rebels attack village in east Congo

Suspected Islamist rebels have killed about 15 people in east Congo, an official said on Wednesday, the latest in attacks causing anger at perceived inaction of the army and U.N. troops. The raid occurred overnight in the village of Maleki, near the city of Oicha in a forested region near the Ugandan border, said Donat… Read More Fifteen dead as suspected Islamist rebels attack village in east Congo

Congolese soldiers arrest rebel leader Masudi Alimasi Kokodiko

A Congolese rebel leader accused of orchestrating mass rapes and other atrocities has been caught, Democratic Republic of Congo’s army said on Thursday. Masudi Alimasi Kokodiko, leader of the widely feared Raia Mutomboki militia, was captured on Tuesday in South Kivu’s Shabunda territory after being wounded in a firefight, army spokesman Dieudonne Kasereka said. Raia… Read More Congolese soldiers arrest rebel leader Masudi Alimasi Kokodiko

Eleven killed as suspected Islamist rebels attack northeastern Congo

​Islamist rebels are suspected of killing at least 11 civilians in an attack in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said on Wednesday, adding to some 1,000 civilians who have been killed there in similar attacks since 2014. The civilians were killed by rebels from a Ugandan Islamist group called the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)… Read More Eleven killed as suspected Islamist rebels attack northeastern Congo