Local sources say at least 16 people killed, all victims who had been taken hostage weeks earlier by members of the Allied Democratic Forces, which the US says is linked to the Daesh terrorist group.
The inferno occurred near Kibuba along national route one between Kinshasa and Kikwit around 180 km from the capital Kinshasa.
The world body cites "improvements towards its conservation state" in its decision to remove Salonga, Africa's largest protected rainforest that is home to several endangered species, from the UNESCO list of threatened sites.
My colleague Mustafa and I prayed with Palestinians as Israeli bullets whizzed past over our heads.
UN's mission to DR Congo said the explosion was caused by a home-made bomb set up for an ambush.
Without an apology or reparations for the colonisation and enslavement of the Congolese people, Belgium’s decision seems to be for appearances rather than a genuine reckoning with its bloody legacy.
A call for reparations holds states accountable for the atrocities they committed. When it comes to the DRC, Belgium would do well to go beyond empty words and performative gestures.
A monitoring group says at least 28 people were killed in Boga and 22 in Tchabi, villages lying about 10 kilometres apart as local sources attributed the attacks to the Daesh-linked Allied Democratic Forces, ADF.
Plane flown over eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Nyamuragira volcano area didn't spot any eruption, Communications Ministry says, hours after reporting a small eruption there.
Monitoring group reports at least 33 casualties in three days of attacks blamed on ADF – the deadliest of several armed militias that roam the mineral-rich eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mismanagement meant there was no alert system in place, in fact, the volcano had not even been monitored in the months leading up to the eruption.
Democratic Republic of Congo has reported an increase in its death toll by five after Africa’s most active volcano erupted, spewing red-hot molten lava that engulfed houses in its wake.
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