UN report blames Congo authorities for 48 deaths at recent protests

Congo's security forces killed at least 48 people during three days of protests in September in Kinshasa, a UN report said Friday.

ICC convicts former Congolese vice president of bribing witnesses

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday convicted a former Congolese vice president and four members of his legal team of bribing witnesses in his trial.

General strike pressing Kabila to step down paralyses Congo cities

Congo's main cities came to a partial standstill Wednesday as a general strike called by the opposition pressed President Joseph Kabila to step down in December.

Twenty killed in clashes over Pygmies' caterpillar tax in Congo

About 20 people have been killed in three days of clashes between members of a Pygmy and of a Bantu ethnic group in south-eastern Congo, local officials said Tuesday.

EU prepares sanctions on Congo over violence, political crisis

EU foreign ministers paved the way Monday for sanctions against Congo, which has been gripped by violence amid a political crisis in light of upcoming presidential elections.

Congolese army clashes with militia, kills 14 fighters

The Congolese army clashed with a local militia in Central Kasai province on Friday, killing 14 militiamen, officials said.

At least 10 killed in suspected rebel attack in eastern Congo

At least 10 people were killed when gunmen thought to be Ugandan rebels attacked an area in eastern Congo, an army spokesman said Monday.

Human rights group reports 680 deaths in massacres in eastern Congo

Unidentified attackers have killed at least 680 civilians in a series of massacres in eastern Congo over the past two years, Human Rights Watch said Friday.

Congo election commission calls for poll delay until end of 2018

Presidential elections in Congo should be delayed by over two years, electoral authorities said Saturday, in the wake of mass protests over the date of the poll.

Congo downplays US sanctions on two security officials

Congo's defence minister on Thursday criticized US sanctions on two security officials alleged to be involved in the suppression of political opposition, saying the measures may not have much...

At least 28 killed in clashes between police and militias in Congo

At least 28 people were killed during four days of clashes between security forces and militants in central Congo, Interior Minister Evariste Boshab said Sunday.

One killed, four injured in attack on Congo opposition headquarters

At least one person was killed and four others injured when armed men attacked the headquarters of Congo's two largest opposition parties, an official said Tuesday....

17 killed in Congo protests against election postponement

Seventeen people were killed during violent protests against a postponement of presidential elections in Congo, the interior minister said Monday.

Congo to vaccinate more than 300,000 people to curb cholera epidemic

Congo will vaccinate 306,639 people against cholera, which has killed more than 500 people in the central African country this year, the UN World Health Organization (...

Congolese police detain 85 opposition supporters

Congolese police arrested 85 opposition supporters on charges of trying to disrupt attempts by the government to launch a dialogue with the opposition after a government decision to postpone...