Eddy Isango

Eddy Isango

    DRC's bonobos have new home in massive reserve

    The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is setting aside more than 30 000 square kilometres of rainforest to help protect the endangered bonobo, a great ape that is the most closely related to humans and is found only in this Central African country. The area amounts to just more than 1% of the vast DRC.

    DRC official arrested over radioactive waste

    A government official in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) suspected of ordering up to 17 tonnes of radioactive waste dumped in a river in the south-east of the country has been arrested, authorities said on Friday. Environment Minister Didace Pembe declined to identify the person who was arrested.

    Fighting erupts in eastern DRC

    Fresh clashes have erupted between a renegade general and government troops in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The United Nations said violence in the region was hampering efforts to deliver food to tens of thousands of displaced civilians.

    Close to 30 villagers slaughtered in DRC

    At least 29 people were killed over the weekend by Rwandan rebels wielding machetes, sticks and hammers who descended on a village in far eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a United Nations official said. The bodies of 17 villagers killed in their sleep were recovered on Sunday.

    UN says 149 of Bemba's men disarmed

    A total of 149 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) soldiers loyal to an ex-rebel leader have been disarmed after turning themselves in to a United Nations base. The soldiers, formerly loyal to ex-warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba, began turning themselves in last month, after a two-day clash left at least 150 dead.

    Guard of DRC rebel leaders not standing down

    The personal armies of two former Congolese rebel leaders have refused to disband as promised, ignoring this week's deadline. The personal guard of Jean-Pierre Bemba as well as that of Azarias Ruberwa have continued their armed patrols, refusing to turn over the security of the ex-rebels to the country's police force.

    Bloody week in the DRC

    Nearly 100 people died and 30 others were wounded this week in clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that erupted when demonstrators protesting alleged electoral fraud rampaged through several towns and security forces tried to restore order, rights groups and humanitarian organisations said.