|DR Congo Delays Results of December Election
VOA News - January 6, 2019
|DR Congo officials say they are delaying the announcement of the results of its presidential election until some time later this week. Corneille Nangaa, head of the country’s electoral commission (CENI), said, “It is not possible to publish the results on Sunday. We are making progress, but we do not have everything yet.”
|Peacekeepers, Congo Army to Resume Joint Fight Against Rwandan Rebels
VOA News - January 28, 2016
|Democratic Republic of Congo's army and U.N. peacekeepers agreed Thursday to resume military cooperation against Rwandan Hutu rebels, the U.N. mission said, beefing up efforts to root out one of the region's most notorious rebel groups.
|Political tensions 'running high' in DR Congo ahead of 2016 elections
UN News Centre - October 7, 2015
|The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told the UN Security Council today that he cannot say with certainty whether the progress attained in the country is sustainable, or whether violence will erupt again and reverse what has been achieved so far.
|UN Report Blames Ugandan Islamists for 237 Killings in DR Congo
Nick Long/VOA News - May 14, 2015
|A U.N. human rights official said this week that Ugandan Islamist ADF rebels were mainly responsible for the summary executions of at least 237 civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo between October and December last year. The killings were among more than 300 that have occurred since October in a series of attacks on civilians in Beni territory.
|Rights Groups: DR Congo Must Free Pro-democracy Activists
Anne Look/VOA News - April 13, 2015
|West African civil society and human rights groups said the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has kept at least eight pro-democracy activists in secret detention for almost a month. The groups told reporters in Dakar Monday that the Congolese activists must either be formally charged before a judge or immediately released.
|Denis Mukwege Wins Sakharov Prize 2014
European Parliament - October 21, 2014
|Denis Mukwege is the laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014. The 59-year-old gynaecologist founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu in 1998, when a war took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where today he still treats victims of sexual violence who have sustained serious injuries.
|Senior UN officials urge Brazzaville to halt expulsion of DR Congo nationals
UN News Centre - May 26, 2014
|Senior United Nations officials today demanded that Republic of the Congo immediately stop expelling citizens from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo, and called for an investigation into allegations of sexual violence and other human rights violations.
|Security Council extends UN mission, intervention force in DR Congo for one year
UN News Center - March 28, 2014
|The Security Council today extended for one year the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) – along with its Intervention Brigade – noting the need for the Mission to strengthen its support so the Congolese Government can address security challenges in line with the aims of a regional peace and security accord.
|U.S. Treasury Department Sanctions M23 Rebel Leader
U.S. Department of the Treasury - November 13, 2012
|"Sultani Makenga is responsible for extensive atrocities against the population in the DRC, including the recruitment of child soldiers, and campaigns of violence against civilians," said Adam J. Szubin, the Director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control.
|U.S. Tells Rwanda to Stop Supporting Rebels in DR Congo
Congo News Agency - July 2, 2012
|The U.S. has “asked Rwanda to halt and prevent” the support to rebels in DR Congo from its territory after a U.N. report said that top Rwandan officials have provided weapons, ammunitions and men to a new rebellion led by warlord Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges.