Armed gangs have killed a soldier and 18 civilians, including two children, in machete and gun attacks in volatile northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials said Tuesday.
The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have banned political rallies this week in the capital Kinshasa because of tensions between supporters of President Felix Tshisekedi and those of former leader Joseph Kabila, police said on Sunday.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s leader said Sunday he had ordered the army to launch a “large-scale” operation against armed groups in the restive east after the killings of scores of civilians.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has applied to join the East African Community (EAC) regional bloc and there is speculation that some countries want the process of its admission fast tracked.
Democratic Republic of Congo waited on Thursday the delayed return of the remains of former opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, an emotion-laden moment for the country after his son Felix became president this year.