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Congo must investigate credible reports of atrocities: U.N.'s Zeid

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GENEVA/KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo must investigate credible reports of atrocities including summary executions by the armed forces, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said on Monday.

Congo probes video showing apparent massacre by soldiers

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo's government is investigating a video that appears to show Congolese troops shooting dead a group of apparent militia members armed with slingshots and wooden batons, the human rights minister said.

World, United Nations, Africa Feb 18 2017

Congo police kill at least four in raid on separatist cult

KINSHASA Congo police made a pre-dawn raid on a separatist group in the capital Kinshasa on Tuesday, killing at least four people but failing to arrest their leader, a self-styled religious prophet, witnesses and group members said.

World, Africa, United Nations Feb 14 2017

Congolese soldiers kill at least 101 in militia clashes: U.N.

GENEVA Soldiers targeting the Kamwina Nsapu militia group in central Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 101 people between Feb. 9 and Feb. 13, including 39 women, the U.N. said on Tuesday.

World, Africa Feb 14 2017

Glencore agrees $960 million copper and cobalt deal with Fleurette

LONDON/KINSHASA Glencore has increased its hold on Democratic Republic of Congo's copper and cobalt resources by buying the remaining stake in the Mutanda mine from resource group Fleurette and increasing its share in Katanga for a total of $960 million.

Deals, Feb 13 2017

White House plans directive targeting 'conflict minerals' rule: sources

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is planning to issue a directive targeting a controversial Dodd-Frank rule that requires companies to disclose whether their products contain "conflict minerals" from a war-torn part of Africa, according to sources familiar with the administration's thinking. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, Feb 08 2017

Congo police clash with sect, kill at least eight, activists say

KINSHASA Police in southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday killed at least eight members of a separatist religious sect, local activists said, escalating tensions in a normally peaceful part of a conflict-ravaged country.

World, Africa, Feb 03 2017

In Congo, Tshisekedi's death undermines chances of 2017 transition

KINSHASA The death on Wednesday of Congo's opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi leaves opponents of President Joseph Kabila seriously weakened in their bid to force Kabila to quit power after he defied constitutional term limits to stay on last year.

World, Africa, Feb 02 2017

Congo's main opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, dies at 84

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo's veteran opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, has died in Brussels aged 84, his party said on Wednesday.

World, Africa, Feb 02 2017

Congo says M23 fighters captured downed air crew

KINSHASA The Congolese army on Tuesday said armed fighters belonging to the former M23 rebel group had captured four crew members of a military helicopter which crashed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last week, and that three died after being tortured.

World, Africa, Jan 31 2017
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Russia's U.N. envoy Churkin dies suddenly in New York

MOSCOW Russia's combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.