Fighting in Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo has forced thousands of people to flee their homes and perilously reduced access to lifesaving medical services, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.
The rebel movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo has set off another humanitarian crisis. Tens of thousands of displaced villagers who fled the fighting are on the march with their belongings, and someone has to take care of them.
KAMPALA — M23 rebels said on Sunday they had opened talks with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila, hours after a regional summit called on them to end their offensive in the east of the country.
Kinshasa - O presidente da República Democrática do Congo (RDC), Joseph Kabila, e o líder do movimento rebelde M23, Jean Marie Runiga, se reunirão amanhã, sábado, em Campala, na Uganda, para tentar encontrar uma solução à crise no leste do país.
Following the recent clashes that shook the city of Goma and the surrounding area in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), businesses and public transport have gradually been getting back to normal in the last two days. The lull has given the ICRC, working closely with the Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic, an opportunity to gauge the scale of people's needs and to provide emergency aid.
THE two words "Congo" and "stability" are looking as far apart today as at any time in the past 15 years with no sign that Rwanda-backed rebels are ready to halt their stunning offensive in the east of the stricken country.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government on Tuesday defended possible intervention by Zimbabwean troops to help it thwart a rebellion amid an outcry by human rights groups in that country who fear a repeat of the 1998 war.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - An outbreak of Ebola has killed one person and is believed to have infected three others over the last week in northeastern Congo, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on...
THE recent arrest of 19 men in South Africa for allegedly planning a coup in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the latest twist in the fate of the Mai Mai, the militia that helped late former Congolese president Laurent-Désiré Kabila to power.
GOMA, Congo (AP) — This Congolese city recently seized by rebels was tense Monday, as residents waited to see if the fighters will abide by a midnight deadline to withdraw from Goma, a week after taking the strategic regional capital in a humiliating defeat for the Congolese army.
Central African leaders on Saturday demanded the withdrawal of M23 rebels from the mineral-rich eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.Eleven regional heads of state issued the call at an emergency summit in Kampala amid UN warnings that aid workers are struggling to reach more than 100,000 people displaced by the fighting in eastern Congo.
GOMA, Democratic Republic of the Congo: A humanitarian crisis is looming in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, aid agencies have warned, after another day of fighting sent thousands of people fleeing for safety.
KINSHASA, Aug 16 2012 (IPS) - A rash of recent rape cases has sparked local criticism of the weakness of the justice system in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where inadequate resources and simple incompetence mean survivors of sexual violence hold little hope of obtaining justice.
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