UN reports 'alarming' increase in attacks in DR Congo
For nearly three decades Eastern Congo has faced frequent outbreaks of violence caused by armed groups. The UN's MONUSCO mission has deployed over 17,000 peacekeeping troops, but as our DW team found, the mission has not brought peace to the region.
Boosting protection for DR Congo’s gorillas
In Congo — a country often mired in conflict — people are now devoting time to protecting nature. That's good news for the endangered gorillas living in Kahuzi-Biega National Park.
DR Congo: Mushrooms made of plant waste
In Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, women produce mushrooms from corn and bean waste. The farming protects the women from going into the field, where danger lures.
Ebola death in DR Congo sparks fears of 'resurgence'
A minister of the troubled east region of DR Congo announces a "resurgence" of Ebola, saying a woman has died of the disease just three months after authorities declared the end of the country's latest outbreak.
DR Congo political shake-up: Senate leader resigns as Kabila's influence wanes
In this edition, the senate president in DR Congo resigns after colleagues file a motion of no confidence against him. He's the latest Kabila-era leader to step out of the picture. We bring you more from our correspondent. Also, Congolese and international rights groups urge the US to reinstate sanctions on Dan Gertler. An Israeli diamond tycoon accused of obtaining corrupt mining deals in the DR Congo. We speak to Margot Mollat du Jourdin from "Global Witness". And, the UN warns refugees in the Tigray are facing an "extremely alarming " situation.
DR Congo rebels kill dozens of farmers
Rebels in the east of DR Congo have killed at least 25 people, beheading some, local officials say. Fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces have been blamed for the attack on New Year's Eve.
DR Congo: At least 20 killed in raid on village
It was the second mass killing in a week to hit the Democratic Republic of Congo, with local officials blaming the ADF militia group for the attack.
DR Congo: Authorities powerless to stop deadly violence in North Kivu
For the past six years, the city of Beni in DR Congo's North Kivu region has been the scene of almost daily attacks which have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands. A year ago, the Congolese army launched a major offensive to drive out the main perpetrators of the massacres: the ADF, an armed militia originally from Uganda. But far from being defeated, the rebels have intensified their attacks, with deaths reaching a five-year high. Civilians find themselves caught in the middle, with the army and UN peacekeepers unable to protect them. Our correspondents report.
Tensions run high in DR Congo's remote Minembwe district
A small, isolated pocket of land has found itself the focus of tensions in DR Congo. On September 28, the installation of a mayor in the district of Minembwe, in the eastern province of South Kivu, sparked an outcry in the country and sent shockwaves all the way to the top. Our correspondents report.
DR Congo: Authorities blame Islamist militia for village massacre
At least 17 civilians died in the raid in the eastern province of North Kivu. Local authorities have blamed the Islamist rebel group ADF.