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Sweden says Congo not helping investigation into murder of U.N. monitor

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STOCKHOLM Swedish prosecutors accused Democratic Republic of Congo's government on Wednesday of not cooperating with their investigation into the murder of a U.N. sanctions monitor from Sweden.

Apple leads way in tracing cobalt from Congo, Microsoft lags: Amnesty

LONDON Apple is leading the way in tracing cobalt used in its electronics to ensure the metal has not been mined by children in Democratic Republic of Congo while Microsoft is lagging, Amnesty International said.

Environment, Nov 14 2017

East Congo militiamen go on trial for raping children

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Eighteen people, including a provincial lawmaker, went on trial in eastern Congo on Thursday for the rapes of dozens of children, victims' rights activists said.

World, Africa Nov 09 2017

U.N. watchdog tells Congo to hold election, clean up human rights

GENEVA The U.N. Human Rights Committee on Thursday gave Democratic Republic of Congo a year to report on actions it has taken to hold free and fair elections and clean up its rights record.

World, United Nations, Africa Nov 09 2017

Congo opposition rejects new timetable for polls to replace Kabila

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition parties have rejected a new date for elections announced at the weekend to replace President Joseph Kabila, saying it violates the law and a political deal agreed with the government.

World, Africa, Nov 07 2017

Congo sets presidential election for December 2018

KINSHASA, Congo's electoral commission announced on Sunday that long-awaited presidential elections to replace President Joseph Kabila would take place on December 23, 2018.

World, Africa, Nov 05 2017

Renegade colonel surrenders in eastern Congo after clashes, seven dead

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Clashes between Congolese troops and supporters of a renegade colonel in Congo's eastern city of Bukavu killed seven people on Sunday before he surrendered and turned himself in to U.N. peacekeepers, the army said.

World, Africa Nov 05 2017

Southeast Congo faces 'deadly disaster', half a million people displaced: NGO

ABIDJAN More than half a million people have fled ethnic violence in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo since last year, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said on Wednesday, warning that the area is "on the brink of a deadly disaster".

At least five killed in east Congo clashes: Human Rights Watch

KINSHASA At least four civilians and a police officer were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday in clashes between security forces and protesters demanding the departure of President Joseph Kabila this year, Human Rights Watch said.

World, Africa Oct 30 2017

WFP chief gets pledge from Congo's president on food aid access

GENEVA President Joseph Kabila has agreed to help aid reach a region of the Democratic Republic of Congo where ethnic conflict has spawned a humanitarian emergency, the head of the U.N.'s World Food Programme said on Monday.

World, Africa, Oct 30 2017
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Irish government on verge of collapse in spat over deputy PM

DUBLIN The Irish government was on the verge of collapse on Thursday after the party whose votes Prime Minister Leo Varadkar depends on to pass legislation appeared set to break the terms of a "confidence and supply" deal.