Who's who in the battle for DRC

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Victims 'summarily executed by the army' claim witnesses in DRC's Kasai provinces

IBTimes UK hears of massacres carried out in Kananga, Kasai-Central.<p>"Any boy the soldiers would find was killed. They didn't even take all the bodies …

UN discovers another 17 mass graves in central DRC's Kasai region

Total of 40 mass graves now found in area ravaged by clashes between Kamuina Nsapu militia and army.<p>UN investigators have discovered 17 more mass …

ICC makes first compensation award to DRC war crime victims of Germain 'the lion' Katanga

Known as 'Simba the Lion' due to his alleged ferocity, Katanga served 12 years for crimes against humanity.<p>The International Criminal Court (ICC) has …

Former DRC VP Jean-Pierre Bemba gets one year for corrupting ICC witnesses in his war crimes trial

In the first corruption trial in the ICC's history, Bemba was found guilty of bribing witnesses.<p>Former Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) …

Disturbing new videos appear to show DRC soldiers killing militia child soldiers

New footage shows suspected Kamwina Nsapu militiamen executed by soldiers in Kasai region.<p>Two disturbing new videos have emerged in the Democratic …

Disturbing details emerge following discovery of eight mass graves in DRC's Kasaï-Central

Kasaï Central is plagued by deadly violence between the security forces and a local militia, Kamwina Nsapu.<p>New details have emerged following the …

Rights group urges ICC to open probe into crimes allegedly linked to DRC President Kabila

APRODEC chairman speaks to IBTImes UK about new complaint filed at the ICC against Kabila.<p>A Congolese organisation which last week filed a new …

Congolese army clashes with Kamwina Nsapu militiamen in Kasaï-Central province

Local militia group is said to be avenging death of leader by carrying out attacks in region.<p>New clashes between Kamwina Nsapu militiamen and …

Activist Fred Bauma warns there is no political will from either side to hold elections in the DRC

The prominent LUCHA member tells IBTimes UK how the UK, US and EU can help deliver democracy in the DRC.<p>There is no political will from either the …

DRC government investigating mass graves in Kasaï province says spokesman

UN top official urges Security Council to establish a commission of inquiry on violence against civilians.<p>The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) …

DRC's Kasaï-Oriental province requires emergency assistance for 600,000 says UN

Province is plagued by deadly violence between the Congolese army and local militia group Kamwina Nsapu.<p>The United Nations's Office for the …

Hutu exodus surges in DRC's North Kivu after Maï-Maï 'threaten' with new massacre

In November 2016, 30 people were killed in a Maï-Maï Mazembe attack in the Lubero territory.<p>More than 4200 Hutu civilians in a village for displaced …

DRC security forces launch assault on Bundu Dia Kongo separatist leader's residence

Né Mwanda Nsémi is accused of ordering his followers to bring down the government.<p>Congolese security forces have launched an offensive against the …

22 dead in clashes between army and M23 rebels in DRC since January says official

Group was accused of being responsible for a series of murders, rapes and forced recruitment of children.<p>Twenty fighters from the M23 armed group and …

'Revival' of Congo's M23 rebellion after fighters clash with army in neighbouring Uganda

Group was accused of being responsible for a series of murders, rapes and forced recruitment of children.<p>Officials of the Ugandan military have said …

Footage of DRC 'massacre' is fake says government as new videos emerge

Footage appears to show army "summarily executing civilians, including women and children".<p>Congolese authorities have questioned the authenticity of …

27 killed in DRC after Maï-Maï fighters target Hutu civilians in North Kivu

Local leaders urged for protection after ethnic Nande rebels attacked Hutu civilians in Rutshuru territory.<p>At least 27 people have been killed and …

DRC government $1.8bn cost fears leave crucial 2017 elections hanging in the balance

Negotiation deal may be strained after Kabila government says it can not mobilise £1.5bn for polls.<p>The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo …

DRC: UN demands 'independent' inquiry after 100 killed in clashes between army and militia

Concerns over high death toll and disproportionate use of force against Kamuina Nsapu militia in Kasai.<p>The United Nations (UN) has called for a "full …

DRC: Clashes between security and members of Bundu dia Kongo sect leave several dead

Secessionist group is banned by the Congolese authorities.<p>At least two people were killed and several wounded by Congolese security forces targeting …

DRC rights campaigners warn Donald Trump may suspend conflict minerals rule

Human Rights Watch warns reversing Dodd-Frank Rule could benefit abusive armed groups such as ADF.<p>Human rights campaigners have expressed fears that …

ADF rebels: Kidnapping children and tricking men into establishing caliphate in North Kivu

IBTimes UK hears from civil society leaders and survivors about growing "Islamic terrorism" in DRC's east.<p>The Ugandan-led Islamist armed group Allied …

DRC: Tributes flood in after symbol of resistance Etienne Tshisekedi dies, aged 84

'Sad', 'distraught', but vowing to continue his fight, Congolese mourn the 'Father of Congolese democracy'.<p>Tributes have flooded in for Etienne …

M23 rebels 'kidnapped, tortured and killed' DRC army helicopter crash survivors

Clashes between army and infamous General Sultani Makenga confirm M23 revival in the country.<p>Officials of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s …

Crash of two military helicopters in DRC raises fears of possible M23 rebels revival

Four dead and five injured in what military sources say was a crash while chasing fighters from the former rebel group.<p>The crash of two military …

First LRA fighter testifies during warlord Dominic Ongwen's ICC trial

Former child soldier Ongwen is charged with 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.<p>A former member of the Ugandan rebel group Lord's …

DRC historic opposition leader Etienne Tshishkedi leaves for Belgium for medical treatment

Tshisekedi is expected to head a transitional body as part of a power-sharing deal to prevent violence.<p>Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) opposition …

Uganda confirms 101 ex-M23 rebels fighters stopped at border as they tried to return to DRC

Some 180 Congolese fighters fled disarmament camps in Uganda where they were confined since 2013 defeat.<p>Uganda has confirmed that it arrested 101 …

London is the hub of 'bribery in its purest form' in African mining deals

New report accuses City firm of corrupt practices across Africa.<p>Financial regulators in the UK are failing to stop corrupt practices in deals between …