DR Congo

DR Congo military battles FDLR militia in North Kivu

The Congolese army has increased pressure on the FDLR militia in an ongoing battle in the country's North Kivu Province. The FARDC, as the Congolese military is called, has for over a year been battling various militias in the vast country’s east and according to sources, much focus...

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:13am

FDLR commanders trial resumes in Nyanza

The High Court Chamber for International Crimes in Nyanza, on Tuesday, March 10, opened the substantive hearing in the case of two top commanders of the FDLR militia. The FDLR comprises remnants of masterminds of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda in which more than one million...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 3:50pm

Congolese army captures another anti-Rwanda militia leader

Congolese army, FARDC, which has been battling various illegally armed militias in the vast country’s east captured another Rwandan militia commander, ‘Col’ Marc Nizeyimana, alias Marc Masambaka, according to latest reports. Nizeyimana, who was captured on the banks of River...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:11am

Govt tightens screening of returnees from DR Congo

The screening of people repatriated from DR Congo is thorough and fair, Fred Nyamurangwa, a Commissioner at the Rwanda Demobilisation and Reintegration Commission (RDRC), has said, emphasising the need to separate criminals from innocent returnees. Nyamurangwa’s comments come after a woman...

Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 1:08am

DR Congo army steps up operations against Rwandan militia groups

Over the past few months, the DR Congo army has stepped up an offensive against Rwandan terror groups in an ongoing effort to rout all foreign armed militias based in the neighbouring country. After the Congolese military last week announced the killing of ‘Gen’ Ezekiel Niyirora,...

Monday, December 16, 2019 - 3:54pm

A glimpse at anti-Rwanda militia groups in eastern DR Congo

The negative forces of Rwandan origin that are based in eastern DR Congo primarily sprouted from the forces and militia groups that crossed into DR Congo from Rwanda after participating in the slaughter of more than a million people during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Soon...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 8:29am

DR Congo bid to join EAC to be examined at next EAC Summit

Neighbouring DR Congo’s interest in joining the East African Community (EAC) will be discussed by regional leaders when they convene for their next Ordinary Summit early next year, the EAC Secretariat confirms. The 21st Ordinary Meeting of the EAC Heads of State Summit initially scheduled...

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 3:40pm

CHAN Qualifiers: Amavubi off to Ethiopia after beating DR Congo in warm-up match 

Wednesday DR Congo 2-3 Rwanda CHAN 2020 Qualifier September 22 (first-leg) Ethiopia Vs Rwanda Rwanda’s senior football team (Amavubi) fly to Ethiopia this afternoon ahead of their CHAN Qualifier after stunning DR Congo in an international friendly match in Kinshasa, on Wednesday...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 2:49pm

Rwanda-DR Congo relations getting even better –Sezibera

Relations between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo continue to get better and better, the Minister of Foreign Affair Dr Richard Sezibera has said. Sezibera’s comments follow the visit to Rwanda by DR Congo’s Director of Cabinet, Vital Kamerhe, which focused on strengthening...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 11:22am

DRC clash is must-win, says Mulisa

AFCON U23 Qualifiers  First round (return-leg) Today DR Congo Vs Rwanda 16:00 JIMMY Mulisa, the head coach of Rwanda U23 football team, has insisted that his side will be looking for victory and ticket to the second round when they face DR Congo on Tuesday. Following goalless spoils they...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 10:36am

Volleyball: Rwanda eye DRC win for ticket to semis

Wednesday Group A Kenya 1-3 Nigeria Group B Rwanda 3-0 Uganda The national under-20 women volleyball team will be eyeing nothing but a victory when they face their counterparts of DR Congo in the last Group B encounter this afternoon at the ongoing CAVB Africa Women’s U20 Championship in...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 4:52pm

Death toll from Ebola outbreak in DRС climbs to 49

The number of victims from the latest outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has increased to 49 people, the DRC Health Ministry said Sunday. On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the death toll stood at 44. To date, medical specialists have...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:26am

WHO hopes to use Ebola vaccine to stem outbreak in remote area of Congo

GENEVA – The World Health Organization said on Friday it hopes to deploy an experimental Ebola vaccine to tackle an outbreak in a remote area of Congo to prevent it spreading, particularly to the provincial capital of 1 million people. Congo reported the outbreak on Tuesday, with 32...

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 12:58am

RDF explains crossing of two soldiers into DR Congo territory

The Rwanda Defence Forces has downplayed the incident in which two Rwandan soldiers were on Monday arrested within about 10m inside the neighbouring DR Congo. Two RDF soldiers – an officer and a non-commissioned office – who had been held by the Congolese armed forces (FARDC) were...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 1:00am

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