Kigali denies that it is supporting the rebels in a bid to control vast mineral resources
Much of the region is prey to armed groups, an aftermath of regional wars in the 1990s and 2000s
Clashes broke out again at the start of October after six months of relative calm, pitting rebels against the national army
Nearly 200 000 people have fled their homes since the beginning of this month as clashes between militia and government loyalist groups intensify
Hundreds of thousands of people are crammed into camps around the city of Goma, a crisis triggered by M23 rebels
The East African Community has sent a regional force to prevent the situation from worsening
The DRC has accused Rwanda of backing the Tutsi-led M23 rebel group, but Kigali denies it
Former Democratic Republic of the Congo militia fighters housed in sordid conditions, such as at camp Mubambiro, are protesting their living conditions
Many of the former child combatants are overwhelmed by the horrors they have witnessed in a part of the country that has been ravaged by violence for more than 25 years
It said the new vaccine, produced by a Belgian subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is aimed at protecting 50 000 people over a period of four months
It will arrive in the eastern city of Goma, in North Kivu province, on October 18 and be used from the beginning of next month
A total of 1803 lives have been lost in the second worst outbreak of Ebola on record, according to figures released Wednesday.
Health officials fear an Ebola outbreak in the eastern DRC could spread in Goma. Earlier in July, the city registered its first case
‘Don’t expect the outbreak to be contained until, somehow, local communities are given good reason to trust the responders’
The presence of the virus has raised concerns of an outbreak in the densely populated area along the Rwandan border
Violence continues in the eastern DRC after an attack from an armed group left three South African soldiers injured.
DRC soldiers are fighting off some 200 M23 rebels who are hiding after being ousted from their last stronghold.
As soldiers get wounded in fighting, the M23 rebel group says South Africa has been duped by DRC President Joseph Kabila.
United Nations sanctions experts have claimed soldiers from the DRC’s neighbouring countries assisted M23 rebels in their offensive in Goma.
Nkandlagate is still in the news, Goma is captured by M23 rebels, there’s something fishy about a certain tv commercial and Gaga touches down in SA.
Even if the M23 rebels leave Goma, as promised, their invasion is a threat to President Joseph Kabila.
The UN has called on foreign countries to stop meddling in the volatile region, and said M23 rebels have made no major moves to withdraw from Goma.
The strategic DRC city is a big prize for the rebel group March 23 (M23) , who have vowed to keep going to Kinshasa. Pete Jones reports from Goma.
The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to sanction the leaders of the M23 rebel force, which hours earlier occupied the DRC’s city of Goma.
Rebels believed to be backed by Rwanda have claimed control of Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Scientists found evidence of volcanic activity — including tremors, pools of lava and plumes of smoke — at two volcanoes near Goma in the DRC.
The government of the DRC and Tutsi rebels signed a peace deal on Monday under which the rebel movement is to change into a political party.
Rich Congolese mineral deposits are both the bounty and the curse of the war-torn nation, the seeds of recovery and the drivers of the bloody conflict
Rwandan troops crossed the border into eastern DRC on Tuesday under a December agreement between the two countries to hunt down Rwandan Hutu rebels.
Dissident commanders from the main rebel group in eastern DRC on Friday declared an end to the conflict in the troubled region.
Rebel National Congress for the Defence of the People forces led by renegade Tutsi general Laurent Nkunda have taken over the centre at Mabenga.
The government of the DRC and a rebel movement are to meet on Monday in Kenya to formalise a ceasefire, Kinshasa’s foreign minister said on Friday.