A man believed to be a leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kamwina Nsapu militia has been detained over a beheading in the troubled Kasai region, a judicial source told AFP on Thursday.
Up to 33 people were feared dead Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a freight train carrying fuel plunged into a ravine.
Eighteen people, including a provincial lawmaker, went on trial in eastern Congo on Thursday for the rapes of dozens of children, victims’ rights activists said.
Presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to take place on December 23, 2018 after several delays sparking violent clashes in parts of the country.
Officials of the United Nations have confirmed that four people died from Monday’s clashes between protesters and security forces in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo who are demonstrating demanding for the departure of the President, Joseph Kabila on Monday clashed with security forces.
Seven people, including a police officer, were killed on Wednesday in an attack, attributed to a Rwandan Hutu militia, on a village in Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, local officials said.
Authorities say at least 10 people have been killed in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo by Ugandan rebels belonging to the group known as ADF.
Militia fighters in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo attacked a U.N. peacekeeping base on Friday, triggering clashes that left two of the fighters dead and two peacekeepers slightly wounded, the U.N. mission said.
The United Nations on Tuesday said thousands of people have fled violence in Democratic Republic of Congo in the past month and are now seeking refuge in Zambia.