The Democratic Republic of Congo’s president has called for a speedy withdrawal of the UN peacekeeping mission in his country. The UN Organization Stabilization Mission in Congo (MONUSCO) has been deployed in eastern DR Congo since 1999. Addressing the 78th UN General Assembly session in New York on Wednesday, Felix Tshisekedi expressed disappointment with the … Continue reading DR Congo president calls for speedy withdrawal of UN peacekeepers
Uganda's military has confirmed sending troops into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels. Uganda blames the ADF for a series of bombings in the country. But analysts say inviting the Ugandan army into the DRC could raise tensions with neighboring Rwanda. Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso, the Uganda army spokesperson, confirms … Continue reading Uganda sends ground soldiers into the Democratic Republic of Congo
The UN Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) said it found 50 mass graves in the western part of Congo DR. According to the United Nations rights group, the mass graves were used in December 2018 after a spate of killings in the region. 'More than 50 mass graves, excluding other common and individual graves were identified,' said Abdoul … Continue reading The UN confirms massacre in Congo DR; over 50 mass graves unearthed
The Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday announced eleven Ebola cases, including two related deaths in the country's northwest. According to the ministry of health, about 45 Ebola cases has been recorded as "suspected (10), probable (21) and confirmed (14)." The first death occurred in Bikoro, where the outbreak was announced last week. Another victim of … Continue reading Fast-spreading Ebola virus threatens more lives in Congo DR
An English Premier League player and DR Congo international Dieumerci Mbokani was present at Brussels airport in Zaventem as at the time of the bomb explosions which killed dozens of people yesterday 22 March, 2016. Reports from Norwich confirms that: "The on-loan Dynamo Kyiv striker was unharmed but shaken by the tragic events at the airport, … Continue reading EPL Player In Brussels During the Explosions.