Three UN staff injured following attack in eastern DR Congo

Three United Nations staff members were injured when their vehicle came under fire in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, their agency said. Unidentified gunmen attacked a vehicle of the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR in North Kivu province’s Lubero territory. The staff’s military escort, provided by U.N. peacekeepers, then accompanied them to safety, a… Read More Three UN staff injured following attack in eastern DR Congo

Uganda, DR Congo launch joint military operations against Islamist militia

Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo launched joint air and artillery strikes in eastern Congo on Tuesday against an Islamic State-allied militia known as the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), both countries said. Ugandan army spokeswoman Flavia Byekwaso said she was yet to have details of the attacks but they would not be a one-off. “As… Read More Uganda, DR Congo launch joint military operations against Islamist militia

Two Chinese nationals killed, several abducted following attack on mining camp in eastern DR Congo

Two Chinese nationals have been killed and an unknown number of other people kidnapped in an attack by the CODECO militia on a mining camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an army spokesman said on Thursday. A local chief and a civil society leader also confirmed the two deaths and said eight other Chinese… Read More Two Chinese nationals killed, several abducted following attack on mining camp in eastern DR Congo

Gunmen kill policeman, abduct five Chinese nationals in southeast DR Congo

Gunmen killed a policeman and kidnapped five Chinese nationals near a mine in southeast Democratic Republic of Congo overnight, a local official and an army spokesman said on Sunday. It was not clear who carried out the attack near the village of Mukera in South Kivu province. Relations are already strained between Chinese mining companies… Read More Gunmen kill policeman, abduct five Chinese nationals in southeast DR Congo

Gunmen seize control of villages in eastern Congo

Gunmen seized at least two villages overnight in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo near the border with Uganda and Rwanda, a local official and an activist group said on Monday. Lieutenant-Colonel Muhindo Luanzo, assistant to the administrator of Rutshuru territory, blamed fighters from the M23, a rebel group that seized large swathes of territory… Read More Gunmen seize control of villages in eastern Congo

At least nineteen dead as suspected Islamist militants attack village in eastern Congo

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 19 people in a raid on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local authorities said. The attackers looted houses and started fires in Kasanzi-Kithovo near Virunga National Park in North Kivu province overnight between Friday and Saturday, they said. “I don’t know where to go with my… Read More At least nineteen dead as suspected Islamist militants attack village in eastern Congo

Several injured following double bomb attacks in Congo’s Beni city

A suspected bomber was blown up when his improvised explosive device went off in a busy intersection of the Democratic Republic of Congo eastern city of Beni on Sunday, authorities said, the second blast in Beni on the same day. No one was killed in the two incidents apart from the suspected bomber in the… Read More Several injured following double bomb attacks in Congo’s Beni city

At least nineteen dead as militants raid villages in DR Congo

Militants killed at least 19 people, including 10 soldiers, in raids on two villages in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, hours after President Felix Tshisekedi declared a state of siege in two provinces. A surge in attacks by armed militias and inter-communal violence in the east have killed more than 300… Read More At least nineteen dead as militants raid villages in DR Congo