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Six elite soldiers killed in eastern Congo ambush

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo - Unidentified gunmen killed six elite presidential guard soldiers on Monday in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, military and local sources said, a region still plagued by violence more than a decade after years of civil war ended.

U.N. cuts aid to ex-rebels in Congo, urges state to step in

KINSHASA - U.N. peacekeepers said on Wednesday they would have to cut rations for 6,800 ex-rebels and their families left in limbo in government camps in the Democratic Republic of Congo, blaming a shortage of funds and calling for the state to step in.

World, Africa, 26 Aug 2015

Congo to investigate soldier rape charges in Central African Republic

KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo will investigate three of its soldiers accused of rape while serving in the U.N. peacekeeping mission in neighboring Central African Republic, the justice minister said on Thursday.

World, Africa, United Nations, 20 Aug 2015

Howard Buffett bets on hydropower to rebuild eastern Congo

MATEBE, Democratic Republic of Congo - U.S. philanthropist Howard Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren, is pouring millions of dollars into power projects in war-torn Congo, betting that private investment can bring development where the United Nations and aid agencies failed. 

United Nations, Africa 20 Aug 2015

Congo charges 34 with genocide in inter-ethnic fighting

KINSHASA - A prosecutor in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Friday he had charged 34 people with genocide and crimes against humanity in inter-ethnic violence in the country's southeast.

World, Africa 14 Aug 2015

At least 20,000 infected in southeast Congo measles outbreak: U.N.

KINSHASA - A measles outbreak in the copper-mining Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 315 people and infected at least 20,000, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Millionaire governor gears up for 2016 Congo election bid

KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo's richest and most powerful provincial governor is courting disaffected parties in President Joseph Kabila's coalition, fuelling speculation he is preparing a 2016 electoral challenge, political sources say.

World, 11 Aug 2015

At least three killed in eastern Congo quake

GOMA, Congo - An earthquake killed two children and a police officer in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo early on Friday and triggered fears that a nearby volcano could erupt, government officials and witnesses said.

Hague judges give warlord's lawyers more time to prepare

AMSTERDAM - The International Criminal Court on Friday postponed the trial of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, accused of leading a militia in a campaign marked by rape and murder, after his lawyers said they needed more time to build his defense case.

World, Africa 03 Jul 2015

Congo and WHO investigate possible Ebola outbreak

KINSHASA - Health officials in Democratic Republic of Congo are investigating a possible outbreak of Ebola in a village about 270 km (170 miles) northeast of the capital Kinshasa, the government and the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Health, 02 Jul 2015
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Migrant trains reach Germany as EU asylum system creaks

VIENNA/MUNICH - Trainloads of migrants arrived in Austria and Germany from Hungary on Monday as European Union asylum rules collapsed under the strain of a wave of migration unprecedented in the EU. | Video