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Kivu, Africa’s Great Lakes battleground

5 October 2018, 3:42 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s region of Kivu, where 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner doctor Denis Mukwege is based, has been caught up in conflict and war for 24 years.

S Africa addresses sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers

26 September 2018, 8:49 PM

South Africa is fully committed to rooting out sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers. This was the message delivered by Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

ICC sentences DRC politician Bemba for witness tampering

18 September 2018, 6:10 AM

The International Criminal Court on Monday fined Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba 300,000 euros ($350,730) and sentenced him to 12 months for witness tampering, but his jail term was reduced to zero due to time already served.

Ugandan warlord’s defence to open at ICC

15 September 2018, 7:37 AM

Notorious Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen’s lawyers open their defence Tuesday at the International Criminal Court, where their client is charged with conducting a reign of terror in northern Uganda.

Fish shortage sparks conflict on Africa’s Great Lakes

14 September 2018, 12:14 PM

Ugandan navy speedboats sliced through murky Lake Edward towards a fleet of wooden canoes carrying illegal fishermen from the Democratic Republic of Congo, hightailing it back to their own waters.

Suspected Ebola case reported in Uganda

20 August 2018, 8:11 AM

A suspected case of Ebola has been reported in Uganda.

Angola court acquits 13 Cabinda separatists

17 August 2018, 12:34 PM

 Thirteen separatists in an oil-rich enclave on Africa’s west coast ruled by Angola have been acquitted of charges of crimes against state security, local media said Friday.

DRC 2018 elections 8 August 2018

16 August 2018, 4:42 PM

Long ahead of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential poll on 23 December 2018, the conditions appear already stacked against the opposition candidates, writes William Gumede.

Police on the back of a van

Ugandan MP beaten up after president’s convoy stoned

15 August 2018, 8:25 PM

Ugandan legislator Francis Zaake, detained after the president’s convoy was stoned, has been “brutalised” by security personnel, an opposition figure said on Wednesday as images of the bruised lawmaker emerged on social media.

President Joseph Kabila smiling

UN welcomes steps taken in DRC electoral process

13 August 2018, 8:25 PM

The United Nations Security Council has welcomed steps taken recently in the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly President Joseph Kabila’s decision not to seek an additional term in office.



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