7 hrs ago
UN troops start military action versus DRC's Rwandan rebels
Indian soldiers, serving in the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo , hold up their weapons at their base after patrolling the villages in Masisi, 88 km northwest of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, October 4, 2013.
16 hrs ago
16 Days of Activism: Countering sexual and gender-based violence across the Congo
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, December 10 - With sexual and gender-based violence an acute problem in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNHCR offices across the country have been spreading awareness about the scourge in a series of events marking the annual 16 Days of Activism against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Thousands mourn Congo rumba star
Thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo have attended the state funeral of rumba star Tabu Ley Rochereau in the capital, Kinshasa.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Congo-Kinshasa: Lawyer Faces Hague Witness Tampering Charge
A second member of Congolese Senator Jean-Pierre Bemba's defence team on Thursday made an initial appearance before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, suspected of witness tampering in the Bemba trial.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
We shared a house with Tabu Ley
When the news of the passing of Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu, more famously known to his fans as Tabu Ley jammed all media last Saturday night, the buzz and condolences, as for any star of his ilk, were enormous.
Global Voices Online
Music Lovers Remember King of Congolese Rumba Tabu Ley Rochereau
The undisputed King of Soukous , Congolese musician Tabu Ley Rochereau , died of stroke on November 30, 2013 in Belgium at the age of 73. He was a prolific songwriter and one of Africa's leading vocalists who internationalised Soukous by creating a fusion of Congolese folk music and Cuban, Caribbean and Latin American rumba.
Congo-Kinshasa: On Dowries and Drinks in Kinshasa
I had just arrived in Kinshasa when Pascal called me. "Can you keep Saturday evening free for us?" he asked, "we need you as a mushamuka."
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Global Catholic Network EWTN
3-Dec-13 - the Roman Curia: Key Theme of the Second Round of the Council of Cardinals
The Council of Cardinals instituted by Pope Francis to assist him in the governance of the universal Church and to draw up a plan for the revision of the Apostolic Constitution Pastor bonus on the Roman Curia, as announced by the Holy Father's chirograph dated 28 September, began its second round of meetings this morning, to continue until 5 ... (more)
United Nations launches drones over Congo
A new drone forming part of the UN, United Nation peacekeeping force in Goma, Congo, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
WFP Forced To Reduce Food Assistance In Democratic Republic Of Congo
KINSHASA Due to serious resource constraints, the United Nations World Food Programme will have to reduce or interrupt some of its activities as from this month in the Democratic Republic of Congo , leaving thousands of people with no food assistance.
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Peacekeeping Chief in to Inaugurate New Protection Technology, Sees Progress
On a visit to the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo today, the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations said that the situation in the region, where civilians have suffered through recurrent insurgencies, showed evidence of improvement, and gave hope for further progress.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
The Straits Times
Japan diplomat held over arson, embezzlement in Congo
A diplomat in charge of accounting at the Japanese embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was being quizzed Tuesday after a suspicious fire at the mission where US$260,000 has gone missing.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Monday, December 9
1967 - The United States withdraws the last of three C-130 transport planes it sent to Congo in July to help the Kinshasa government airlift troops to suppress a rebellion of white mercenaries and Katangese soldiers.
The China Post
Congo's king of rumba Tabu Ley dies aged 76
African superstar and king of Congolese rumba Tabu Ley Rochereau died on Saturday aged 76 in a hospital in Belgium, his family said.
HIV/AIDS: How to stop the unstoppable?
It is over 100 years since HIV, the AIDS virus, began spreading in humans. It all started in West Central Africa where, scientists calculate, HIV jumped from chimpanzees to humans around 1900.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Congo-Kinshasa: Malaria Cases Soar in Former DRC Rebel Stronghold
There has been a threefold increase in the number of malaria cases recorded in the former M23 rebel stronghold of Rutshuru, in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu Province, compared to past years.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Congo-Kinshasa: Children Disappear, Killed in Kinshasa
The United Nations today called on the Democratic Republic of the Congo to take immediate action in light of alarming reports of disappearance and assassination of children and youth that coincide with a Government operation to tackle delinquency in Kinshasa.