|Ebola outbreak declared an international Public Health Emergency
UN News - July 17, 2019
|The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared an international Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with the head of the World Health Organization calling for countries to ‘take notice and redouble our efforts”.
|Constitutional Court Declares Tshisekedi Winner of Presidential Election
Radio Okapi - January 19, 2019
|The Constitutional Court has confirmed the results published by the Independent National Electoral Commission proclaiming Felix Tshisekedi president of the Democratic Republic of Congo for a 5-year term. Mr. Tshisekedi will become the fifth president of the DRC. This will be the first peaceful transfer of power in DR Congo.
|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.
|Violence in North Kivu Kills 21, Mostly Women, Children
VOA News - October 18, 2014
|Officials said they suspected Ugandan rebels have killed at least 21 people in DRC's North Kivu province. The French news agency, AFP, reported Saturday most of the victims of the overnight attack were women and children who were hacked and clubbed to death. The assault happened 45 kilometers from the village of Beni where 26 people were killed earlier in the week.
|Death toll in Lake Albert boat accident rises to 251
Xinhua - March 27, 2014
|A total of 251 Congolese refugees returning to their country from a refugee camp in Uganda died on Saturday in a boat accident on Lake Albert, Congolese government spokesman Lambert Mende has said. North Kivu governor Julien Paluku said the search will continue to find other bodies. He said 251 bodies have been recovered out of 292 that were onboard the ill-fated boat.
|New DR Congo amnesty law welcomed by UN envoys
UN News Center - February 5, 2014
|Senior United Nations officials today welcomed parliamentary approval of an amnesty law covering acts of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo dating back to mid-2000 as “the next step in bringing sustainable peace. The adopted law grants amnesty for acts of insurgency, acts of war and political offenses. The Envoys commend the new law for excluding amnesty for crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
|Colonel Mamadou Ndala Is Killed in Ambush
Congo News Agency - January 2, 2014
|Colonel Mamadou Moustapha Ndala, who led Congolese army soldiers on the front lines during their victory against the M23 rebels, was killed on Thursday in Beni, North Kivu province, during an ambush. According to military sources, Col. Mamadou Ndala died after a rocket hit his vehicle near the village of Mazizi.
|No 'Peace Deal' With Defeated M23 Rebels, DR Congo Says
Congo News Agency - November 11, 2013
|The signing of a document that was supposed to mark the end of peace talks between DR Congo’s government and the defeated M23 rebels was postponed indefinitely on Monday in Entebbe, Uganda, over a disagreement on its wording and title.
|Congo Will Not Sign a 'Peace Deal' With Defeated M23 Rebels, Government Says
Congo News Agency - November 6, 2013
|The Congolese government says it will not sign a “peace deal” with the M23 rebels now that they have been defeated. Information Minister and government spokesman Lambert Mende told reporters during a news conference in Kinshasa on Tuesday that there will only be a “statement.”
|Congo Army Takes Control of Mbuzi Hill From M23 Rebels
Radio Okapi - November 4, 2013
|DR Congo’s army took control of the hill of Mbuzi on Monday, one of the last positions still being held by the M23 rebels, who have been entrenched on three hills near the borders with Rwanda and Uganda since they lost their last stronghold of Bunagana.