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Congo army kills leader of splinter Hutu militia group

Congo army kills leader of splinter Hutu militia group

Congolese forces have killed the leader of an offshoot of a Hutu militia in the restive east of the country, the army said on Sunday, two months after killing the leader of the main faction.

Qatar, Congo establish diplomatic relations

Qatar, Congo establish diplomatic relations

A signing ceremony for the establishment of diplomatic relations between Qatar and the Democratic Republic of the Congo took place on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar ...

3 dead, 7 wounded in DR Congo militia ambush

3 dead, 7 wounded in DR Congo militia ambush

Three people were killed and seven more wounded Monday in an ambush in eastern DR Congo blamed on a notorious Islamist-rooted militia, local officials said.

Up to 50 dead in Congo after train derails

Up to 50 dead in Congo after train derails

Up to 50 people were killed when a cargo train derailed in Congo's southeastern province of Tanganyika in the early hours of Thursday, government officials said, though reports on casualties differed widely.

Second Ebola patient in major Congo city dies, a year after outbreak

Second Ebola patient in major Congo city dies, a year after outbreak

The second patient infected with the Ebola virus in Congo's major city of Goma has died, almost exactly a year after the start of the epidemic

Congo health minister resigns over government handling of Ebola

Congo health minister resigns over government handling of Ebola

Congo's health minister, Oly Ilunga, resigned on Monday in protest at the presidency's announcement last week that it was stripping his team of control over the response to the Ebola outbreak.

International court convicts Congo's Ntaganda of war crimes

International court convicts Congo's Ntaganda of war crimes

International Criminal Court judges on Monday convicted former Congolese military leader Bosco Ntaganda for atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers.

One dead as DR Congo police break up banned marches

One dead as DR Congo police break up banned marches

Police on Sunday dispersed hundreds of anti-government marchers in Kinshasa and a protester was shot dead in the eastern city of Goma

Accident at Glencore mine kills at least 39 in Congo

Accident at Glencore mine kills at least 39 in Congo

At least 39 artisanal miners were killed on Thursday when part of a copper and cobalt mine owned by Glencore collapsed in southeast Congo, the provincial governor said.

Militants in Ebola-hit Congo attack second hospital in two days

Militants in Ebola-hit Congo attack second hospital in two days

Militants attacked a hospital in eastern Congo on Saturday, the latest in a string of assaults on health facilities in the Ebola-hit region.

Number of Ebola cases in Congo surpasses 1,000

Number of Ebola cases in Congo surpasses 1,000

The number of Ebola cases in Congo has surpassed 1,000, the health ministry said, as the second-largest outbreak ever of the virus continues to wreak havoc in the central African country.

Anger at 'leniency' after 13 Congolese died in police station

Anger at 'leniency' after 13 Congolese died in police station

The Congolese Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH) on Saturday criticised as "lenient" jail terms of up to three years handed out to six police officers accused in the deaths of 13 young men.