Dozens killed in fresh ethnic crisis in DR Congo

Thirty-three people were killed in a new outbreak of ethnic violence overnight in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s troubled Ituri province, the interior minister said on Friday. The latests killings were part of a cycle of unrest between the Hema and Lendu communities in the northeastern province, the minister Henri Mova said. ‚ÄčThe killings happened… Read More Dozens killed in fresh ethnic crisis in DR Congo

Eleven dead as armed assailants attack prison in Congo

At least 11 people were killed and 930 prisoners escaped on Sunday when unidentified assailants stormed a jail in Democratic Republic of Congo’s northeastern town of Beni, the provincial governor said. The attack is at least the fourth prison break in Congo in the last month and underscores how insecurity has grown since President Joseph… Read More Eleven dead as armed assailants attack prison in Congo

Former Congolese rebel leader, Jean-Pierre Bemba found guilty of war crimes

Former Congolese rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has been found guilty of war crimes in a landmark trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC). The 53-year-old ex-warlord was accused of failing to stop his rebels from killing and raping people in neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002 and 2003. He had sent more than 1,000… Read More Former Congolese rebel leader, Jean-Pierre Bemba found guilty of war crimes

16 dead, 46 kidnapped as armed group strikes village in Congo

Congolese official and civil society groups said on Wednesday in Beni (Democratic Republic of the Congo) that sixteen civilians had been assassinated by an armed group in eastern Congo. They said that the discovery of the bodies on Tuesday and Wednesday morning in Buleusa was after the disappearance of 46 people in the village since… Read More 16 dead, 46 kidnapped as armed group strikes village in Congo

At least 38 killed, including a UN official, as Ugandan Islamist rebel group raid town in Congo

At least 38 people have died in a town in the east of the Democratic Republic Congo after a rebel attack, a local civil society group says. Fifteen civilians were killed during the attack. One UN peacekeeper was also killed. UN General Jean Baillaud said it had suspicions that the attack was carried out by… Read More At least 38 killed, including a UN official, as Ugandan Islamist rebel group raid town in Congo

13 killed as gunmen attack salary convoy of civil servants, in Democratic Republic of Congo

Thirteen people have been killed in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in an attack on a convoy transporting some $40,000 (36,000 euros) in salaries for civil servants, Finance Minister Modeste Bahati said. The attack occurred on Sunday afternoon in the Uvira area of South Kivu. According to a military source and… Read More 13 killed as gunmen attack salary convoy of civil servants, in Democratic Republic of Congo