Africa

UN calls DRC to allow peaceful anti-Kabila protests

MONUSCO statement comes on the eve of expected anti-government demonstrations called by opposition and rights groups.

UN calls DRC to allow peaceful anti-Kabila protests

UN

UN peacekeeping weapons losses 'could equip an army'

Blue helmets have lost thousands of weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition this century, Small Arms Survey says.

UN peacekeeping arms losses could equip an army: report

Human Rights

DRC: Women learn martial arts to prevent sexual violence

The Democratic Republic of Congo has some of the highest rates of rape and sexual assault in the world.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Uncertainty as DRC sets election date to replace Kabila

President Joseph Kabila, who has ruled for 16 years, is unable to seek third term in office under constitution.

Uncertainty as DRC sets election date to replace Kabila

Africa

DR Congo sets presidential election for December 2018

Election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say a long-overdue presidential election will finally take place in December 2018.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Fighting erupts in Congo's eastern city of Bukavu

Clashes break out after police tried to disarm Colonel Abbas Kayonga who was sacked from his post.

Fighting erupts in Congo's eastern city of Bukavu

Tourism

'See the spectacle': Tourism atop the world's biggest lava lake

Tourists with a taste for adventure in the Democratic Republic of Congo are in for a treat. Not only is Mount Nyiragongo one of the most active volcanoes on the continent, it is home to one of the world's largest lava lakes.

Africa

'As bad as it gets': Children starving in DR Congo

UN appeals for emergency food aid for Kasai region, where hundreds of thousands of children are starving to death.

'As bad as it gets': Children starving in DR Congo

Witness

Minister of Garbage: From Rubbish to Art in Kinshasa

A Congolese artist inspires young and old to reflect on the future of Africa through his artwork.

Africa

Burundian refugees call for justice after massacre in DRC

At least 39 people were killed when soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo opened fire on Burundian refugees last month.

Africa

Burundian refugees in DRC camps face food shortages

Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they are not getting enough food to eat.

Democratic Republic of Congo

'At least I'm alive': DRC child refugees flee to Zambia

As fighting rages in the central African nation, almost two-thirds of Congo's refugees arriving in Zambia are children.

Africa

Burundi violence drives thousands into DR Congo

About 400,000 people have fled fighting in Burundi to the Democratic Republic of Congo in the past two years.

Refugees

Thousands flee violence in central Africa

Clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo have sent a wave of refugees into neighbouring Zambia.

Africa

DR Congo violence drives thousands into Zambia

Refugees escape inter-ethnic clashes and fighting between DRC security forces and militia groups, says UNHCR.

 DR Congo violence drives thousands into Zambia