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Five dead in DR Congo landslide

“Five dead bodies have been found in Kadutu commune after a landslip following torrential rain” overnight, local civil representative Hypocrate Marume told AFP.

Thousands rally in DR Congo against use of voting machines

Thousands of opposition supporters rallied Friday across DR Congo seeking the withdrawal of electronic voting machines in a long-delayed election due at the end of December, saying they would be misused to rig the results.
Dr. Denis Mukwege at Panzi Hospital in Bukavu. Image by Roger Svanell. Democratic Republic of Congo, 2014.

Denis Mukwege dedicates Nobel to women victims of violence

Nobel Peace Prize co-winner Denis Mukwege on Friday dedicated his award to women around the world who have been wounded in wars and those "confronted with violence every day".

DR Congo jails former anti-graft chief for life over rebellion

The former anti-corruption chief fighting fraud in Democratic Republic of Congo's lucrative eastern mines has been jailed for life by a military court on charges of rebellion and murder, judicial sources told AFP.

One killed as DR Congo police fire on banned protests

One person was killed and over 20 were injured Sunday as police fired live bullets and tear gas to disperse banned protests calling on DR Congo President Joseph Kabila to stand down.

Congo forces accused of targeting UN officials during deadly protests

The United Nations on Tuesday accused Congolese security agents of targeting its during a violence that broke out during a protest on Sunday, Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani told a briefing in Geneva on Tuesday.

Day of protest flops but DR Congo opposition to fight on

A day of protest in Democratic Republic of Congo drew a small turnout on Tuesday but the opposition vowed to pursue its campaign to unseat President Joseph Kabila over long-delayed polls.

Suspected rapists in mass breakout from DRC jail

Nineteen prisoners, most of them facing rape charges, escaped from a jail in eastern Democracy Republic of Congo overnight, prompting fears of reprisals against their victims, local sources said on Friday.

Renegade Colonel Abbas Kayonga surrenders in Eastern Congo after clashes

Congolese troops clashed with supporters a renegade colonel in Congo's eastern city of Bukavu on Sunday before he surrendered and turned himself in to U.N. peacekeepers.

12 dead as DRC army plane crashes – authorities

A cargo plane chartered by Democratic Republic of Congo's army crashed near the capital Kinshasa on Saturday, killing all 12 on board, the authorities said.

34 inmates escape prison in eastern Congo – official

A local official says 34 prisoners have escaped a prison in eastern Congo after breaking through brick walls during heavy rains.

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