Democratic Republic of Congo

In Congo, artists rely on the patronage of the wealthy

Congo's poor musicians employ "mabanga", the practice of name-dropping powerful people like politicians in their tracks.

In Congo, artists rely on the patronage of the wealthy

Africa

DR Congo violence: President revisits troubled Kasai region

More than 400 people have been killed in fighting during the past year in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The president of the DRC has visited the Kasai region where two United Nations investigators were recently murdered.

Africa

Deutsche Welle journalist released by DR Congo

Antediteste Niragira was arrested last Wednesday on accusations of spying in the DRC.

Deutsche Welle journalist Niragira released by DR Congo

Inside Story

How severe is the latest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo?

Ebola has re-emerged with health officials in Democratic Republic of Congo confirming three deaths.

Africa

DRC jailbreak: Christian cult leader, 50 others escape

Separatist cult leader and about 50 other inmates freed after supporters attack prison in the capital Kinshasa.

BDK leader Ne Muanda Nsemi flees after DRC jailbreak

War & Conflict

DRC violence 'kills more than 500' in five months

Police spokesman says about 390 rebels and more than 120 security forces killed in fighting in central Kasai province.

'500 people killed' in DR Congo's Kasai in five months

Ebola

Ebola outbreak declared in DRC after three deaths

World Health Organization confirms one Ebola-related death and investigates two more since April 22 caused by the virus.

Ebola outbreak declared in DRC after three deaths

Africa

DRC: UN says 20 killed as ethnic clashes intensify

Latest violence between Lulua-Luba and Chow-Pende communities extends eight months of bloodshed.

UN: 20 dead in Kasai amid Lulua-Luba, Chowe-Pende feud

Africa

UN: 17 new mass graves found in central DRC

ICC will investigate reports of rapes and killings by soldiers if DRC government fails to, UN rights chief says.

UN: 17 new mass graves found in central DRC

War & Conflict

Refugees free UN staff held hostage in DRC camp

Unarmed South Sudanese refugees demanding to be moved to a third country had captured 16 MONUSCO staff.

Refugees free UN staff held hostage in DRC camp

War & Conflict

S Sudan refugees 'hold 13 UN staff hostage' in DRC camp

UN official says negotiations ongoing with 100 unarmed refugees at camp in eastern DRC after MONUSCO staff held.

S Sudan refugees 'hold 13 UN staff hostage' in DRC camp

Opinion

Congo: A dictator's dilemma

Why has Joseph Kabila chosen to cling to power in Congo?

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Crime

Suspect arrested in Congo murder of UN workers

Another suspect escaped after he was taken into custody in connection with last month's murder of two UN investigators.

Suspect arrested in Congo murder of UN workers

Africa

DRC: New PM named as political tensions simmer

Announcement likely to further divide the president's opponents in a country that has been rocked by violence.

Kabila names Bruno Tshibala new DRC prime minister

UN

UN renews smaller DRC peacekeeping force

Security Council cuts number of MONUSCO mission troops as US seeks cutting costs and streamlining of UN's operations.

UN renews smaller DRC peacekeeping force