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Congo child soldiers awarded $10 million compensation in landmark ruling

THE HAGUE International war crimes judges awarded $10 million in compensation on Friday to child soldiers recruited by convicted Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga - the largest reparation of it kind.

Congo fighters jailed for life for child rape ceremonies: rights groups

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Eleven Congolese militia fighters were jailed for life on Wednesday for raping dozens of girls as young as 18 months during ceremonies meant to give the men supernatural powers, rights groups observing the trial said.

World, Africa Dec 13 2017

Rebels kill 15 peacekeepers in Congo in worst attack on U.N. in recent history

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in a raid on a base in Congo that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called the worst attack on the organization in recent history. | Video

World, Africa, United Nations, Dec 08 2017

Congo used exiled rebels to suppress anti-Kabila protests: report

DAKAR Congolese security officials recruited more than 200 exiled rebel fighters to help suppress protests against President Joseph Kabila a year ago, ordering them to use lethal force, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Monday.

World, Africa Dec 04 2017

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

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.

World, United Nations, Africa Nov 15 2017

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
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Israeli troops kill four Palestinians, wound 160 in protests over Jerusalem

GAZA Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital entered a second week. | Video