Rwandans in DRC stay indoors as rebel attacks spur national anger | Paul Kagame News

Videos of anti-Rwandan protests are circulating on social media as Kinshasa accuses Kigali of backing rebels in the eastern DRC. Life in Kinshasa was going well for Zawadi, a mother of two from Rwanda, until faraway fighting stoked Congolese anger against her country and videos of men with machetes prowling the city streets in search … Read more

German-funded inquiry into DRC atrocities slammed as ‘cover-up’ | Investigation News

A series of audio recordings, images and leaked documents obtained exclusively by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit (I-Unit) appear to show the failures of a German government-funded inquiry into reports of killings at the Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Commission of Inquiry, which investigated allegations that park guards and … Read more

What is the latest conflict in the DR Congo about? | Features

EXPLAINER The Norwegian Refugee Council declared the situation in DR Congo to be the world’s most neglected refugee crisis – for the second year running. gum, DRC – For decades, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been the scene of one of the world’s longest-running conflicts. In the latest iteration which began in May, … Read more

DR Congo welcomes deployment of regional force to fight rebels | Conflict News

Kinshasa says it will not accept the participation of Rwandan troops in any regional force to fight the M23 rebels. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has welcomed Kenya’s proposal to deploy a regional force to fight the M23 rebel group in the east of the country, but said it won’t accept neighboring Rwanda’s … Read more

East DR Congo violence worsening despite ‘state of siege’ – UN | Armed Groups News

Last April, the DRC declared a state of siege in North Kivu and Ituri provinces due to escalating attacks by militias. Security has deteriorated in two provinces in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the government placed them under military rule last year, United Nations experts have said. Last April, the government … Read more

WHO to get monkeypox tests for Africa, as new cases reported | News

Preparations for vaccination against monkeypox begin in Africa as it reported 1,597 cases and 66 deaths in 2022 so far. The World Health Organization (WHO) is in the process of procuring thousands of monkeypox tests for Africa but is not recommending mass vaccination at this stage, its Africa Director Matshidiso Moeti has said. She added … Read more

M23 rebels seize key DRC town, Congolese military blames Rwanda | Conflict News

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s military has accused Rwanda of “no less than an invasion” after M23 rebels captured a key border town, marking a dramatic escalation in tensions between the two Central African neighbours. Kinshasa’s military vowed on Monday that its forces would defend their homeland, hours after the Congolese town of Bunagana … Read more

UN urges ‘immediate’ halt to cross-border clashes in eastern DRC | News

The call comes amid new tensions and clashes between the DR Congo and Rwanda. The United Nations has urged all parties involved in growing tension between Kinshasa and Kigali to “immediately cease all forms of violence” in border regions between Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Recurring conflict between the DRC and Rwanda flared anew … Read more

DRC, Rwanda accuse each other of fresh cross-border rocket fire | News

Alleged cross-border rocket attacks are part of an escalating dispute between the Central African neighbours. Democratic Republic of Congo) and Rwanda have accused each other of firing rockets shared border, including a strike that killed two Congolese children, a spokesperson for the Congolese army said. The alleged cross-border rocket attacks on Friday are part of … Read more

Belgian king returns mask on visit to DR Congo alongside PM | Crimes Against Humanity News

In 2020, Philippe became the first Belgian official to express regret for the ‘suffering and humiliation’ inflicted on DRC. But he is yet to apologise. Belgium’s King Philippe has returned a traditional mask to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on his first visit to the former colony, where many remain angry at the … Read more