On his trip to Congo, Pope Francis has heard firsthand accounts of atrocities some people have endured during years of fighting in the eastern part of the country.
Local authorities say a militia armed with guns and machetes killed at least 10 people in southwest Congo on Friday, in worsening intercommunal violence.
An opposition party in Congo says its spokesman has been shot dead and his body riddled with bullets in the capital, Kinshasa.
Six men in Congo were sentenced to life in prison on Friday for the murder of Italy’s ambassador and two others.
A human rights organization in Congo said that more than 30 people have been killed in a string of attacks by extremist rebels in the country’s east.
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday sent his condolences to the victims of a bombing on a Pentecostal church in eastern Congo, an attack claimed by Islamic militants two weeks before the pontiff is due to arrive in the country.
Sections of a renowned peatland tropical forest in the Congo Basin that plays a crucial role in Africa’s climate system go up for oil and gas auction in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Thursday.
Officials say four people demonstrating against the United Nations peacekeeping mission in eastern Congo were killed when a high-voltage power line fell on them.
SEATTLE (AP) — Two foreign nationals from the Democratic Republic of Congo have pleaded guilty in federal court in Seattle for acting as middle men in a smuggling ring that brought illegal ivory, rhinoceros horn and pangolin scales into the U.S.
Congo’s presidency said Wednesday that Rwanda and Congo have agreed to reduce tensions following one-day talks between the presidents of the two countries mediated by Angola.
Pope Francis has greeted members of the Congolese community in Rome after knee trouble forced him to cancel a planned pilgrimage to Africa.
The remains of Congo’s independence hero and first Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba were laid to rest in Kinshasa Thursday amid honors including a procession through the capital, military salutes and music in front of thousands of people.
The remains of Congo’s independence leader Patrice Lumumba arrived in the capital, Kinshasa, from Belgium Wednesday and will be taken around the country.
Belgium’s King Philippe has expressed his “deepest regrets” to Congolese lawmakers for abuses committed during colonial rule.
The Vatican says Pope Francis is planning to visit Congo and South Sudan in July. Francis is scheduled to visit Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, and the city of Goma on July 2-5.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi’s government has “serious evidence” of a national security threat, a spokesman said on national television Tuesday night in the first official comments since reports of a failed coup plot emerged.
Authorities say at least 26 people are dead in Congo’s capital of Kinshasa after a high-voltage power cable fell during a storm.
China is urging its citizens to leave three provinces in eastern Congo as violence intensifies in the mineral-rich region.
BEIJING (AP) — China says five of its citizens have been kidnapped from a mining operation in eastern Congo.
Congo’s military says that members of the M23 rebellion group have attacked a base in eastern Congo’s Rutshuru area and fighting is underway.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Authorities arrested Congo’s former public health minister, Dr. Eteni Longondo, late Friday following allegations he misappropriated more than $1 million in funds allocated by the World Bank to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia failed to make progress in the latest round of African Union-led talks to resolve their years-long dispute over a controversial dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile River.
CAIRO (AP) — A new round of talks between three African nations began Saturday, officials said, aimed at resolving a yearslong dispute over a giant dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River’s main tributary.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Italian ambassador to Congo, an Italian Carabinieri police officer and their Congolese driver were killed Monday when gunmen attacked a U.N. convoy traveling to a school in eastern Congo, the Italian Foreign Ministry and residents said.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba met a grisly end after his assassination in 1961: His body was dismembered and dissolved with acid in an apparent effort to keep any grave from becoming a pilgrimage site.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — John Matanda Tshipama was a 10th-grader living in the eastern Congolese city of Goma when he experienced the absolute terror of war.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Opposition icon Etienne Tshisekedi, whose son is now Congo’s president, was laid to rest Saturday in his homeland more than two years after he died during a political stalemate over the country’s long-delayed elections.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Tens of thousands of mourners, some of whom camped outside overnight, gathered on Friday to finally say farewell to Etienne Tshisekedi, the Congolese opposition icon whose son was declared president earlier this year.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese art collector and businessman Sindika Dokolo feared being jailed if he returned to his country as an opponent of the longtime president.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo is on the brink of its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court on Sunday confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions remain about the result.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country’s “only legitimate president.”