France and Germany are now also accusing Rwanda of backing the M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A UN report said there was solid evidence of Rwanda supporting the M23 group, which is accused of waging a campaign of murder, rape, kidnapping and looting.
11 Sep 2021
Images of a mountain gorilla (gorilla beringei beringei) holding her newborn baby in the Virunga National Park (PNVi), in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The birth of a "new baby" male occurred on the morning of 22 August in the Baraka family, Olivier Mukisya of the PNVi communication service says. of the new member of the Baraka family, born on the morning of 22 August
27 Jul 2021
Students protest at the University of Kinshasa campus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after a police officer shot a student over the weekend for not wearing a mask while filming on the streets of the capital.
9 Jul 2021
For more than twenty years, the Beni region of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been engulfed in conflict between rival rebel groups. Over the years, one group has become more feared than the rest: the Allied Democratic Forces. Frequently referred to as the ADF, they are accused of the massacre of several thousand civilians.
1 Jul 2021
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16 Jun 2021
Four experts from DR Congo's Goma Volcano Observatory (GVO) take the trail to the summit of Mount Nyiragongo, whose volcano erupted on May 22, spewing rivers of lava and forcing the evacuation of Goma.
10 Jun 2021
DR Congo is home to Earth's second-largest tropical rainforest. In the town of Yangambi, some 2,000 kilometres from the capital Kinshasa, lies what was once the world's leading tropical research centre. Founded by the Belgians in the 1930s, it fell into neglect after independence in 1960 and was miraculously spared during the two Congo wars. It's now being rehabilitated with the support of scientists and donors from around the world. Our correspondents report.
28 May 2021
Lava approaches houses in Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo during the eruption of Nyiragongo volcano.
4 May 2021
Six people have died of the Ebola virus in DR Congo's eastern province of North Kivu in recent months. UNICEF is cautiously optimistic that virus has been brought under control from a vaccine developed by Merck.
14 Apr 2021
The new 'Sacred Union of the Nation' government led by President Felix Tshisekedi resolves a four-month power struggle with predecessor Joseph Kabila.
10 Mar 2020
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