Africa

Congo security forces kill at least 14 in rebel clashes

Clashes followed attack by BDK members on Kinshasa's main prison and protests by other members against President Kabila.

Congo security forces kill at least 14 in rebel clashes

Humanitarian crises

UN: Hundreds killed in DR Congo's ethnic massacre

UN report details accounts of 'the screams of people being burned alive' and others who were 'cut down'.

More than 250 killed in DR Congo's Kasai, says UN

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC police arrest over 100 in anti-Kabila protests

Arrests made as protesters march in different parts of the country demanding President Joseph Kabila to step down.

DRC police arrest over 100 in anti-Kabila protests

Africa

After six years on run, Congo rebel chief hands self in

Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, wanted for mass rape and killings, surrenders to UN forces and will stand trial.

Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka: Rebel leader surrenders to UN

Africa

UN accuses DR Congo army of digging Kasai mass graves

This is the first time the United Nations has directly suggested that government forces dug the mass graves.

UN accuses DR Congo army of digging Kasai mass graves

Africa

DR Congo loses $750m in mining revenues to corruption

Global Witness says at least $750m paid to Congo's tax bodies and state mining company disappeared in 2013-2015.

DR Congo loses $750m in mining revenues to corruption

Arts & Culture

The Atlantic to Kinshasa: A journey on the River Congo

Travelling inland from its mouth, the River Congo holds many stories of slavery, colonialism and independence.

The Atlantic to Kinshasa: A journey on the River Congo

Africa

DR Congo: 15 years after eruption, city rebuilds near volcano

A city in the Democratic Republic of Congo is expanding and rebuilding in the shadow of one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world.

Africa

UN: Another 38 probable mass graves found in DR Congo

Violence between troops and armed fighters in the DR Congo has killed thousands of people since August.

UN: Another 38 probable mass graves found in DR Congo

Africa

US threatens sanctions on anyone delaying DR Congo vote

The US says it's ready to act against efforts to hinder the DRC's already delayed election to replace President Kabila.

US threatens sanctions on anyone delaying DR Congo vote

War & Conflict

DR Congo election 'probably not possible' this year

President Kabila's refusal to stand down after end of his second term last December sparked deadly protests.

Vote to replace Kabila 'probably not possible' in 2017

Africa

Millions remain displaced amid DR Congo conflict

More than three million people have been internally displaced by years of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Many left their homes as the army launched operations against rebels in the country's east.

Africa

DR Congo skips independence parade amid security fears

Annual military parade parade schedule to take place on Friday abandoned for security concerns, president adviser says.

DR Congo skips independence parade amid security fears

Africa

DRC rape victims come forward with help of rights groups

Rape incidents in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo are so widespread that the United Nations once described it as the 'rape capital of the world'.

War & Conflict

UN to investigate DR Congo killings

Ongoing violence in central Kasai region has killed more than 3,300 people since October, according to Catholic church.

UN rights body votes to investigate Kasai killings