[…] “The negative forces, including the Allied Democratic Forces, continue to attack and terrify the population, causing suffering and displacement, and fuelling mistrust between the countries of the region,” said the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes, Said Djinnit.After repeated delays, President Joseph Kabila’s government in the Democratic Republic of Congo has made progress over the past few months toward organising elections for 23 December 2018.Defence and security forces along with the Kamuina Nsapu and Bana Mura militias have committed “crimes against humanity and war crimes” in the of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasai region, United Nations experts said on Tuesday following an investigation.
Mutilation, gang rape and killing documented in Congo's Kasai region could be a harbinger of genocide, the U. torture investigator told Reuters on Wednesday, calling for action to prevent another Rwanda or Srebrenica.
Nils Melzer, UN special rapporteur on torture worldwide, said he was alarmed by...
State television reported on Sunday that Kabila had appointed General John Numbi to the role of inspector general of the Congolese Armed Forces.
Numbi has been placed under sanctions by the United States, the EU and Switzerland for alleged killings of scores of civilians by forces controlled by him...
Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have used live bullets to disperse demonstrations, killing at least two protesters.
The protests against President Joseph Kabila in the capital Kinshasa were organised by Catholic clergy.
In the span of just three days – between 10 and 13 March – more than 4,000 people, mostly terrified women and children, have crossed into Uganda from crisis-gripped eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.
A top Congolese opposition leader and other figures opposed to longtime President Joseph Kabila met in South Africa on Monday to build a coalition ahead of long-delayed elections in the turbulent, resource-rich country. said they would work together to elect Moise Katumbi, who fled...
The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now a powerful voice of opposition to President Joseph Kabila’s continued unconstitutional stay in power, but the Church’s spiritual authority is yet to translate into political muscle.
Congo’s electoral commission finished registering 46 million voters on Wednesday for a long-delayed election meant to replace President Joseph Kabila that is currently scheduled for the end of December.
Bemba, a former DRC vice president, accepted the candidacy from his Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) party on Friday by telephone from Brussels, where he was released days after the ICC overturned his 18-year sentence.