A high court in Democratic Republic of Congo has sentenced presidential candidate Jean-Marc Kabund to seven years in prison on 12 charges including spreading false rumors and insulting the head of state, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
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The end of the UN peacekeeping mission to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is being heralded. But the massacre at a camp for displaced people on Sunday points to failures, experts say.
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A week after torrential rains triggered deadly floods in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Red Cross volunteers are still working to recover the bodies of victims. With shovels, sticks and bare hands, they struggle to clear caked mud from around a half-buried body.
At the start of a trip to Democratic Republic of Congo, Pope Francis has said that Africa is not a "mine to be stripped" as he took aim at the "poison of greed" fueling conflicts on the continent.
Large crowds turned out in the Democratic Republic of Congo's for mass with Pope Francis. The pontiff is on a six-day trip to the continent.
Father Victor Ntambwe is not content with just reciting psalms during mass on Sunday mornings in Congo's capital. With presidential elections just months away, he has more earthly concerns.
Before dawn, crews from Kinshasa's sanitary police brigade armed with crowbars and aided by a bulldozer, set on demolishing makeshift stalls that crowd a busy intersection and a main artery of the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital.
The UN said they were investigating whether the mass graves were linked to recent attacks blamed on a local militia group. The graves were found in the restive Ituri province, where violence has flared since December.
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Picking up spoiled kernels from a sack of maize is the only job farmers like Valerie Kahindo can find in the eastern Congolese city of Goma. After rebel fighters seized her fields, she was forced to flee without her eight children.