Africa

DRC to deploy troops to protect Ebola funeral workers

The measure aims to prevent more attacks on teams transporting the bodies of Ebola victims for burial.

DR Congo to deploy army to protect Ebola funeral workers

Africa

DR Congo: Dozens killed in oil tanker collision

Officials say at least 50 killed after oil tanker collided with vehicle in Mbuba village, 200km southwest of Kinshasa.

DR Congo: Dozens killed in oil tanker collision

Africa

DR Congo: Six dead in Beni after suspected ADF attack

Witnesses say a group of armed fighters killed four soldiers and two civilians in North Kivu near the border with Uganda.

Humanitarian crises

Mukwege, Murad awarded 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Mukwege is a gynaecologist treating survivors of sexual violence in the DRC and Murad is a Yazidi human rights activist.

Africa

The deadly cost of DR Congo's pollution

Many say new ban on manufacturing and sale of plastic bags and bottles is not enough to tackle rubbish crisis.

Africa

DR Congo election concerns over vote rigging

Rural people in Congo worry that electronic voting machines, being used for the first time, will be manipulated.

Africa

DR Congo election concerns over vote credibility

The introduction of electronic voting and the exclusion of a number of candidates from the ballot has united opposition parties ahead of the long-delayed vote in December.

Africa

UN warns of Ebola 'perfect storm' in DR Congo

The World Health Organization says outbreak could deteriorate rapidly because of attacks and mistrustful communities.

UN warns of Ebola 'perfect storm' in DR Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ebola outreach work halted as DRC attack toll hits 21

Aid agencies say they were forced to stop their activities after a rebel attack in Beni on Saturday.

Ebola outreach work halted as DR Congo attack toll hits 21

War & Conflict

Rebels gun down 16 in eastern DR Congo's Beni city

At least 16 people, including 12 civilians, killed in a raid in the eastern city of Beni - home to humanitarian workers.

DR Congo: Rebels carry out deadly attack in Beni city

Democratic Republic of the Congo

ICC sentences DRC's Jean-Pierre Bemba over witness tampering

The former vice president has been barred from the Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election over the case.

ICC sentences DRC's Jean-Pierre Bemba over witness tampering

Africa

Kidnapped DRC journalist found in a 'very weak state'

Hassan Murhabazi found in the city of Bukavu three days after being kidnapped, says Radio Svein.

Kidnapped DRC journalist found in a 'very weak state'

Child rights

Hunger as a weapon 'on the rise' in warzones

One child a minute could die of malnutrition without treatment in world's 10 worst conflict areas, Save the Children reports.

Africa

DR Congo: Ebola fears keeping kids home from school

The Health Ministry says the death toll from the disease has risen to 75 since the epidemic was declared in August.

DR Congo: Ebola fears keeping kids home from school

Africa

DR Congo's Bemba barred from presidential election

Constitutional Court backs electoral body's decision that the former VP cannot run because of a pending case at the ICC.

DR Congo opposition leader Bemba barred from presidential poll