Tue, 16 Apr 2024 07:01:10 GMT
Beyond Images of War - Sammy Baloji's Work Captures DR Congo's Vibrant Arts and Culture, Challenging Western Views
[The Conversation Africa] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is all too often associated with violent conflict, at the expense of its positive aspects. Reports on this huge country, the second largest in Africa after Algeria, and nearly twice the...

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 07:20:29 GMT
Ramaphosa, Museveni to Discuss DR Congo Crisis
[New Times] South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected in Uganda on Monday, April 15, for a two-day working visit in which he will discuss the security crisis in eastern DR Congo with his counterpart Yoweri Museveni.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 12:23:51 GMT
Two Alleged Al-Shabaab Recruiters Detained for 21 Days in Mombasa
[Capital FM] Mombasa -- Two individuals suspected of recruiting young people into joining terrorist groups in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be detained for a further 21 days.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 04:52:16 GMT
Rwanda Genocide - 30 Years On, Why Tutsis Are At the Centre of DR Congo's Conflict
[The Conversation Africa] The Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994 has in complex ways fuelled violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over the past 30 years. At the centre of these tensions are the Congolese Tutsi communit...

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 16:14:07 GMT
SADC Solider Deaths Underline Concerns Over Mission
[DW] The deaths of Tanzanian soldiers raise questions about the ability of the Southern African Development Community's (SADC) mission to defeat M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 06:48:51 GMT
Elections 2024 - What the Major Political Parties Say About Israel, Russia and the DRC
[GroundUp] We sent questions questions on foreign policy to the ANC, DA, EFF, IFP, FF Plus, ActionSA, PA, MK Party and RISE Mzansi

Tue, 09 Apr 2024 13:01:19 GMT
Former South African President Mbeki Says DR Congo Should Execute Sun City Agreement, Disarm FDLR Genocidal Forces
[New Times] Former South African President Thabo Mbeki says the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) should disarm genocidal forces who fled into Congolese territory after committing the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, in line with ...

Sun, 07 Apr 2024 09:53:23 GMT
'My Soul Was Returning to Its Rightful Place'
[Norwegian Refugee Council] In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the province of North Kivu alone is home to 2.6 million internally displaced people [1]. Many of them are children, who mourn the loss of their old lives.

Thu, 04 Apr 2024 14:10:09 GMT
New Islamist Attacks in the East of the Country - 30,000 Students Cannot Go to School Due to Insecurity
[Agenzia Fides] Kinshasa -- At least 10 people were killed and several buildings burned down in an attack by ADF militants in the rural municipality of Mangina, in the Beni area, in the province of North Kivu, in the east of the Democratic Republic o...

Thu, 04 Apr 2024 04:58:54 GMT
UN Experts Warn Violence in Eastern DRC Getting Worse, Threatens to Spill Throughout Region
[VOA] Geneva -- Human rights experts warn the always-shaky security situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is deteriorating further, as armed violence by Congolese and foreign forces battling for control of the region intensifies and t...

Thu, 04 Apr 2024 04:58:48 GMT
Congo - PM Tuluka Eyes Peace in Volatile East
[DW] The Democratic Republic of Congo's first female prime minister, Judith Suminwa Tuluka, takes office amid intensifying fighting in eastern DRC. She's vowed to to steer the country toward much-needed peace and development.

Tue, 02 Apr 2024 16:33:49 GMT
Country Gets First Woman Prime Minister
[RFI] The Democratic Republic of Congo has announced the nomination of its first woman prime minister, Judith Suminwa Tuluka. An economist, she takes over as prime minister from Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde, following President Felix Tshisekedi's re-elec...

Tue, 02 Apr 2024 05:16:53 GMT
Rwanda Cannot Carry DR Congo's Burdens, Says Kagame
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said Rwanda cannot continue to be blamed for DR Congo's problems, especially the insecurity in the east of the country.

Mon, 01 Apr 2024 06:59:11 GMT
Zimbabwean Trucker Detained in DRC After Horror Accident That Claimed 18 Lives
[New Zimbabwe] A Zimbabwean haulage truck driver employed by SMI Bulk Transport of South Africa, is reportedly under detention by authorities following a horrific accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) en route to Mokambo.

Thu, 28 Mar 2024 12:03:54 GMT
DR Congo - Deepening Humanitarian Catastrophe in Ituri Completely Forgotten
[Norwegian Refugee Council] The humanitarian situation in Ituri province in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is becoming increasingly critical, with over 1.6 million people displaced in the province at the end of 2023. The internationa...

Wed, 27 Mar 2024 20:56:56 GMT
DR Congo Mission Chief Says Humanitarian Disaster 'Unfolding Before Our Very Eyes'
[UN News] Insecurity in the volatile eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has worsened since the end of recent elections, UN Special Representative Bintou Keita told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Wed, 27 Mar 2024 17:18:21 GMT
Displaced by War, Survivors Speak Out
[Norwegian Refugee Council] In and around Goma, around 170,000 people have fled the fighting in Masisi territory in recent weeks to settle in the two sites for displaced people in Rusayo. Around 20,000 of them arrived in the week of 12 February alon...

Wed, 27 Mar 2024 00:50:16 GMT
UN Refugee Agency Sounds New Alarms for Eastern DRC
[allAfrica] Geneva -- The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is ringing new alarm bells due to ongoing violence in eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reaching a ''devastating level.''

Thu, 28 Mar 2024 06:37:44 GMT
'DRC Thought the East African Force Was There to Fight Its Wars' - Kagame
[New Times] In a wide-ranging interview in Kigali, President Paul Kagame discusses M23, accusations of human rights violations, finding a successor, AU reform, and the UK migrant deal.

Tue, 26 Mar 2024 06:23:37 GMT
Kagame Condemns 'Primitive Politics' Driving DR Congo, Burundi, FDLR Collabo
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has condemned "primitive politics" driving the collaboration between Congolese and Burundian leaders and their alignment with the FDLR, a UN-sanctioned militia group linked to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in R...

Mon, 25 Mar 2024 17:25:18 GMT
SADC Leaders Reaffirm Commitment to Helping Resolve Conflicts in DRC, Mozambique
[New Zimbabwe] Leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Saturday reaffirmed their commitment to providing both diplomatic and military support to find lasting solutions to the conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

Mon, 25 Mar 2024 07:30:13 GMT
SADC Reaffirms Unwavering Diplomatic, Military Support to War-Torn DRC
[Nyasa Times] Heads of State and Governments under the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have reaffirmed their unwavering commitment to providing both diplomatic and military support to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to enable the cou...

Sat, 23 Mar 2024 18:01:57 GMT
Freed DRC Journalist Says He Was Imprisoned As Warning to Others
[RFI] Prominent Congolese journalist Stanis Bujakera, released from prison this week after spending six months behind bars, has accused the government of seeking to intimidate journalists looking into the death of an opposition politician.

Mon, 25 Mar 2024 04:40:17 GMT
'We End Up Slowly Dying' - the Struggle for Water in DRC's Displacement Camps
[Global Press Journal] Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo -- Hundreds of thousands of people have fled violence in eastern DRC and crowded into camps that fail to meet their basic needs. Here, residents wait in long lines for limited water and must m...

Fri, 22 Mar 2024 11:08:13 GMT
DR Congo, Rwanda Foreign Ministers Meet in Angola
[New Times] Rwanda's Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta and his Congolese counterpart Christophe Lutundula on Thursday, March 21, met in the Angolan capital Luanda for high-level consultations meant to analyse the issue of security and peace in eastern ...

Fri, 22 Mar 2024 04:56:57 GMT
Angola to Attend Extraordinary Summit On DRC in Lusaka
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Angolan head of state, João Lourenço, is traveling Friday to the Zambian capital, Lusaka, to participate in an extraordinary summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on the situation in the Democrati...

Wed, 20 Mar 2024 06:59:49 GMT
Transparency Issues in Cobalt Mining
[DW] Child labor and collapsing tunnels in DR Congo's cobalt mines are bringing electric cars and other vehicles into disrepute. But the push for transparency along the country's cobalt supply chain is met with resistance.

Wed, 20 Mar 2024 08:46:52 GMT
CPJ Welcomes Release of DRC Journalist Stanis Bujakera, Calls for Release of Blaise Mabala
[CPJ] Kinshasa -- The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the Democratic Republic of the Congo's release of journalist Stanis Bujakera Tshiamala, but is alarmed by his six-month prison sentence and fine of 1 million Congolese francs (US$400) an...

Mon, 18 Mar 2024 16:10:10 GMT
Congolese March to Parliament to Draw Attention to War At Home
[GroundUp] About 150 Congolese nationals marched to Parliament on Saturday to draw attention to war in their country. They sang and carried placards that read: "Justice for Congo", "Rwanda is killing Congo" and "Stop the genocide".

Mon, 18 Mar 2024 04:47:49 GMT
UN Chief Condemns Attack On Peacekeepers in DR Congo
[UN News] The UN chief on Saturday condemned an attack which saw eight peacekeepers from the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, wounded during clashes between the powerful M23 rebel movement and Government troops.