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.

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

Congo broke transparency rules with mine sale to Glencore unit: IMF

KINSHASA - Congo's government breached its own regulations and the terms of an agreement with the World Bank by failing to disclose the sale of state shares in a joint mining venture, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday.

World, Africa, IMF 26 Jun 2015

Trial of Congolese warlord Ntaganda to be held in The Hague

AMSTERDAM - Judges at the International Criminal Court decided on Tuesday that the opening of the trial of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda will take place at its headquarters in The Hague, not near the site of his alleged atrocities as earlier planned.

World, Africa 15 Jun 2015

NGOs demand release of detained pro-democracy activists in Congo

KINSHASA - More than 200 domestic and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) called on Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday to release two young activists arrested in March during a raid on a pro-democracy meeting in the capital Kinshasa.

World, Africa 15 Jun 2015

U.N. deploys troops, helicopters to back Congo in fight with rebels

KINSHASA - U.N. forces have deployed ground troops, attack helicopters and drones to support a campaign by Democratic Republic of Congo's army against rebels in the northeast of the country, the head of its U.N. peacekeeping mission said on Wednesday.

World, United Nations, Africa 10 Jun 2015

Woman gives birth after childhood ovarian tissue transplant

LONDON - A Congolese-Belgian woman has become the first in the world to give birth to a healthy child after doctors restored her fertility by transplanting ovarian tissue that was removed and frozen when she was a child.

Health, 09 Jun 2015

Logging companies plundering Congo's rainforest: report

KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo's biggest logging companies are systematically violating national laws to plunder Congo's forests, undermining efforts to protect the world's second largest rainforest, a campaign group said on Wednesday.

Environment, 02 Jun 2015

Gunmen attack airport in eastern Congo, seven dead

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo - Gunmen attacked the airport in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's largest city, Goma, in an overnight raid in which four government soldiers and three suspected assailants were killed, a local official and a witness said on Tuesday.

World, Africa 02 Jun 2015

Congo opposition splits threaten first peaceful power transfer

KINSHASA - Personal ambition and dissent within Democratic Republic of Congo's largest opposition party could offer President Joseph Kabila a chance to hang onto power when his term ends, threatening the nation's first peaceful transition.

World, Africa, 01 Jun 2015

Kerry says United States, Egypt return to "stronger base" in ties

CAIRO - The United States and Egypt are returning to a "stronger base" in bilateral ties despite tensions and human rights concerns, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday after talks with his Egyptian counterpart.