Congolese forces have killed the leader of an offshoot of a Hutu militia in the restive east of the country, the army said on Sunday, two months after killing the leader of the main faction.
Congolese forces said on Saturday they had killed 25 Islamist rebels since launching an offensive against them late last month in an eastern region also struggling with an Ebola outbreak.
The International Criminal Court sentenced former Congolese military leader Bosco Ntaganda on Thursday to 30 years in prison for atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will consider renewing financial support to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) within the next six months, the government in Kinshasa said on Saturday.
Dozens of people die in Congo every year because of old-fashioned and unregulated mining methods that compromise safety.
In a small shack overlooking muddy pits hewn out of eastern Congo’s rolling green hills, a government official puts a barcoded tag on a sack of ore rich in tantalum, a rare metal widely used in smartphones.
The World Health Organization is “rationing” Ebola vaccines in Democratic Republic of Congo, with access controls meaning too fewpeople at risk are being protected in an outbreak of the deadly disease, the aid group MSF said on Monday.
Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that they plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson (J&J), to counter the second-worst outbreak of the virus in history.
At least 28 people have been killed in a north eastern province of Democratic Republic of Congo in the past two days, the UN stabilizing mission in the country (MONUSCO) said on Thursday.
A former Congolese health minister was taken into custody on Saturday over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country’s response to the Ebola epidemic, police said.