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Former Rwandan rebels transferred to Congo transit camp

KINSHASA - Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo began to transfer former Rwandan rebels on Wednesday from disarmament camps in the east to a northern transit camp, the U.N. mission said, in an apparent first step to their relocation in a third country.

Up to 80 people killed by suspected Ugandan rebels in Congo: group

KINSHASA - Suspected Ugandan ADF-NALU rebels have killed between 50 and 80 people in attacks near the eastern Congolese town of Beni, slitting the throats of many of their victims, local sources and witnesses said on Friday.

World, Africa, 21 Nov 2014

Congo police executed 51 in anti-gang operation -Human Rights Watch

KALEMIE Democratic Republic of Congo - Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused police in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday of summarily executing at least 51 people in an anti-gang operation and of being responsible for the disappearance of at least 33 more.

World, United Nations, Africa 18 Nov 2014

Congo army colonel, rebel leader sentenced to death

KALEMIE Democratic Republic of Congo - A military tribunal in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday sentenced to death a senior army officer and a rebel commander he was meant to be fighting, defense counsel and observers said.

World, Africa, 17 Nov 2014

Congo declares its Ebola outbreak over

KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo declared its three-month Ebola outbreak officially over on Saturday after 42 days without recording a new case of the disease.

Health, 15 Nov 2014

Netflix's 'Virunga' uncovers Congo's fight to protect resources

LOS ANGELES - British filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel did not expect a civil war to break out when he arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012 to profile Virunga National Park's plans for tourism and economic development.

Entertainment, Film, 06 Nov 2014

Congo crowd kills man, eats him after militant massacres: witnesses

BENI Democratic Republic of Congo - A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels.

World, Africa, 31 Oct 2014

Wrong to expel top rights expert, U.N. envoy tells Congo

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Monday publicly rebuked the Kinshasa government for expelling the top U.N. human rights official, as the Congolese ambassador accused the official of "offensive behavior."

World, Africa, United Nations, 27 Oct 2014

Congo, U.N. troops fire live rounds amid protest against killings

BENI Democratic Republic of Congo - Congolese troops and United Nations peacekeepers fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a U.N. base in the eastern Congolese town of Beni on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said.

World, United Nations, Africa 22 Oct 2014

African rivalries weaken U.N. hand against rebels in Congo

KINSHASA - Hundreds of Rwandan rebels in eastern Congo are defying a six month ultimatum to disarm, ratcheting up pressure on regional powers and U.N. peacekeepers to eliminate, once and for all, a force at the heart of two decades of conflict.

World, 22 Oct 2014
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Syria denies targeting civilians, tells U.S. to criticize militants instead

BEIRUT - Syria rejected as "fabricated" U.S. accusations that its forces are targeting civilians with air strikes and said Washington would do better to criticize hardline Islamic State militants who have killed American citizens.