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Democratic Republic of Congo security forces have killed more than 24 people and arbitrarily detained dozens more since President Joseph Kabila was announced the winner of the disputed president elections on December 9, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.
Walking through the jungle in the dead of night with a group of Rwandan rebels best known for their expertise at rape and murder wasn't exactly what we had planned for our first trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo. All we wanted was to make a little film about the controversy surrounding the so-called conflict minerals that make our cell phones work, drop a couple Conrad references, and drink a Primus. Just one Primus.
From the streets of Kinshasa to sell-out tours across Europe, a group of disabled performers are bringing their punchy tunes and uplifting message to music fans far beyond the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Armed men on Sunday attempted to attack the residence of Joseph Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, but were repelled by troops at a checkpoint before reaching the palace, the country's communications minister said.
Three United Nations peacekeepers were slain at their military encampment in the volatile eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo Wednesday morning, according to an official with the U.N. mission there.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton brought an offer of help Tuesday for victims -- especially victims of sexual violence -- in Africa's longest war, a regional conflict that's dragged on for more than a decade.
The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is increasing its humanitarian efforts in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the humanitarian situation has deteriorated since last fall.
Congolese soldiers looted villages, reportedly raping women and ransacking homes, late Monday and early Tuesday, U.N. officials said, as the prospect of a sustained ceasefire between government troops and rebel soldiers continued to fade.
Rebel forces have declared a cease-fire after four days of fighting in the North Kivu province of eastern Congo, the French ambassador to the United Nations said after Security Council talks on the unfolding humanitarian crisis.
When software entrepreneur Carol Realini first visited Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, signs of brutal poverty were everywhere - sprawling slums, diphtheria, flickering power. But she saw one stark contrast: Almost everyone had a cellphone. And the phones were used like virtual money clips.
Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor said he was considering his international future after receiving death threats before Togo's 3-1 win over Sierra Leone in an African Nations Cup qualifier on Saturday.
Armed riot police detained dozens of supporters of the Democratic Republic of Congo's leading political opposition party Friday when they broke up a protest over preparations for landmark polls, officials said.
Three militia fighters have been arrested in connection with the murders of nine U.N. peacekeepers on patrol in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Tuesday.
Government forces battled attackers at military installations and television headquarters in the Congolese capital on Kinshasa Sunday in what diplomats called a coup attempt against President Joseph Kabila.