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DRC: Police fire tear gas at opposition party supporters

Police fired tear gas to disperse supporters of Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition chief on Sunday as they gathered in the capital amid high tensions over election delays keeping President Joseph Kabila in power, a Reuters witness…

Ethnic violence in eastern Congo claims many lives

More than 50 people have been killed in clashes between ethnic groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, three local aid workers said on Sunday, the largest death toll in fighting between the two groups for months.

251 killed in DR Congo’s Kasai, 62 children among dead

The UN on Friday detailed more than 250 "extrajudicial or targeted killings" in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai region from mid-March to mid-June, counting dozens of children among the dead. The findings, based on interviews with…

Dozens detained in DRC, opposition demands elections

Democratic Republic of Congo's political opposition says dozens of people have been detained following demonstrations in the capital calling for presidential elections by the end of the year. Victor Tsesongo with the group known as LUCHA…

Thousands of children displaced by Kasai violence

An estimated 850,000 children have been forced to flee fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai provinces, the UN's children's agency Unicef says. This makes it one of the world's "largest displacement crises" for children, it…

Congo to register voters in conflict-ravaged Kasai

The head of Congo's election commission said on Thursday that better security in the conflict-ravaged Kasai region had enabled preparations for a delayed election to replace President Joseph Kabila, but it still may not happen before a…