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Gorillas not guerrillas: tourism hope in troubled Congo
Gorillas not guerrillas: tourism hope in troubled Congo

Tourists perch perilously on a volcano's edge as swirling smoke belches from the fiery cauldron of lava below, the latest unlikely visitors holidaying in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.

Gorillas not guerrillas: tourism hope in troubled Congo
Obama urges DRCongo's Kabila to respect constitution
Obama urges DRCongo's Kabila to respect constitution

US President Barack Obama urged Congolese President Joseph Kabila to respect the Democratic Republic of Congo's constitution.

Obama urges DRCongo's Kabila to respect constitution
UN pulls support to DR Congo operation
UN pulls support to DR Congo operation

The United Nations is temporarily pulling support to the Democratic Republic of Congo's planned military operation to drive out rebels.

UN pulls support to DR Congo operation
UN still awaiting Kabila go-ahead for DR Congo offensive
UN still awaiting Kabila go-ahead for DR Congo offensive

The United Nations is still waiting for President Joseph Kabila to sign off on a joint military plan to drive out rebels from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN still awaiting Kabila go-ahead for DR Congo offensive
Democratic Republic of Congo military. ©Reuters/Kenny Katombe
UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo

The UN Security Council decided to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels Allied Democratic Forces, who are active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats said.

UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo
©Reuters/Goran Tomasevic
38 killed in DR Congo ethnic violence: government

A total of 38 people died in ethnic violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo at the weekend, many massacred when a church was set ablaze, the government said.

38 killed in DR Congo ethnic violence: government
ICC sentences Congolese warlord Katanga to 12 years
ICC sentences Congolese warlord Katanga to 12 years

The International Criminal Court on Friday sentenced Congolese warlord Germain "Simba" Katanga to 12 years in jail for arming an ethnic militia that carried out a "particularly cruel" 2003 village massacre.

ICC sentences Congolese warlord Katanga to 12 years
Fifteen dead as trouble erupts at DR Congo soccer match
Fifteen dead as trouble erupts at DR Congo soccer match

Fifteen people were killed and 21 others injured after trouble broke out at a football match in the DR Congo capital Kinshasa on Sunday, during which police fired tear gas at fans, officials said.

Fifteen dead as trouble erupts at DR Congo soccer match
©Reuters/Emmanuel Braun
DR Congo opens one of Africa's largest gold mines

DR Congo, one of the world's biggest gold producers, on Friday formally opened one of the continent's largest gold mines in the far northeast of the country.

DR Congo opens one of Africa's largest gold mines
Toll in DR Congo train crash rises to 74 dead
Toll in DR Congo train crash rises to 74 dead

The toll in a train crash in DR Congo last week was raised to 74 dead on Sunday, the country's health minister said.

Toll in DR Congo train crash rises to 74 dead
Stampede at late DR Congo star singer's tribute kills 14
Stampede at late DR Congo star singer's tribute kills 14

At least 14 people were killed in a stampede Friday during a tribute festival in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a popular African music star.

Stampede at late DR Congo star singer's tribute kills 14
As Rwanda marks genocide, no justice for DR Congo massacres
As Rwanda marks genocide, no justice for DR Congo massacres

Twenty years after the genocide of Rwanda's Tutsi minority, the massacres of Hutu civilians who fled across the border into the DR Congo remain a taboo subject in Kigali.

As Rwanda marks genocide, no justice for DR Congo massacres
Kinshasa co-op hopes to conquer the world with traffic robots
Kinshasa co-op hopes to conquer the world with traffic robots

Can giant robots with a deep voice and massive arms be the answer to easing traffic chaos in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo?

Kinshasa co-op hopes to conquer the world with traffic robots
A girl gets tested to ensure a malaria bug she caught a month ago is no longer in her system. ©Reuters
Malaria: High risk focused in 10 African countries

Gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in 10 countries.

Malaria: High risk focused in 10 African countries
DR Congo, M23 rebels sign peace documents
DR Congo, M23 rebels sign peace documents

Kinshasa and the M23 rebels signed documents officially burying the hatchet Thursday in Nairobi, a month after the end of the fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

DR Congo, M23 rebels sign peace documents
African leaders call on M23 to end DR Congo rebellion for peace
African leaders call on M23 to end DR Congo rebellion for peace

African leaders wrapped up talks in Pretoria saying a peace deal for the Democratic Republic of Congo could be signed if the M23 movement declared an end to its rebellion.

African leaders call on M23 to end DR Congo rebellion for peace
DR Congo army in 'last phase' push against M23 rebels
DR Congo army in 'last phase' push against M23 rebels

Democratic Republic of Congo troops were in a mopping up operation to rout the remaining pockets of the M23 rebel movement, after seizing their last stronghold in a push to finally break the back of the insurgency.

DR Congo army in 'last phase' push against M23 rebels
©Reuters/Kenny Katombe
UN helicopter fired on in DR Congo

Rebels fired on a UN helicopter Friday in a new incident highlighting tinderbox tensions in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN helicopter fired on in DR Congo
Malala, Congolese doctor among Nobel Peace favourites
Malala, Congolese doctor among Nobel Peace favourites

Teenage Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and a Congolese doctor dedicated to helping rape victims are the two most-hyped figures among pundits ahead of Friday's Nobel Peace Prize announcement.

Malala, Congolese doctor among Nobel Peace favourites
Rwanda president slams US sanctions over child soldiers
Rwanda president slams US sanctions over child soldiers

Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Friday angrily condemned a US decision to impose sanctions against his country for allegedly backing rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo who recruit child soldiers.

Rwanda president slams US sanctions over child soldiers