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Monday, May 23, 2022



UN chopper crashes in eastern Congo, 8 peacekeepers killed, army blames rebels

March 30, 2022 8:46 am

The helicopter was on a reconnaissance mission when it went down in the area of Tshanzu, in North Kivu province, where there have been clashes this week between the Congolese army and a rebel group known as the M23, MONUSCO said.

They survived guns and machetes in Congo. They want the world to know.

February 05, 2022 3:53 pm

After a brazen assault on a displaced persons camp that killed about 60 people, the most seriously wounded were airlifted to a hospital where a Times photographer recorded their accounts.

Two International Red Cross workers abducted in eastern Congo

November 30, 2021 9:53 pm

It was not immediately clear who was behind the kidnapping.

Congo militiamen kill more than 12 at displaced camp in east

November 23, 2021 10:17 am

The chief of the North Behma area nearby, Willy Pilo Mulindro, said there was significant material damage done in the attack and the toll is provisional.

WHO finds 80 alleged sexual abuse cases during Ebola work in Congo

September 28, 2021 7:53 pm

Some 30 women had accused WHO employees of sexual exploitation and abuse. Director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the allegations were "horrific" and launched the independent investigation.

Car-exhaust drug craze alarms Congo's capital

September 27, 2021 7:04 pm

The drug can cause users to stand motionless for hours, or sleep for days

Congo declares state of siege over eastern bloodshed

May 01, 2021 9:39 am

Announcing Tshisekedi's decision, government spokesman Patrick Muyaya said: "The objective is to swiftly end the insecurity which is killing our fellow citizens in that part of the country on a daily basis."

Congo Republic opposition presidential candidate Kolelas dies at 61

March 22, 2021 2:30 pm

Kolelas, the son of former Prime Minister Bernard Kolelas, came second in the 2016 presidential election.

Italian ambassador to Congo killed in attack on UN convoy

February 22, 2021 8:35 pm

In a brief statement, the ministry said Luca Attanasio and the officer were killed in Goma, the eastern regional capital. They were travelling in a convoy of the UN stabilization mission in Congo.

Silver monolith set on fire after mysterious appearance in Congo

February 20, 2021 10:25 am

According to news agency Reuters, the 12-foot metallic structure appeared in the capital Kinshasa’s Bandal neighbourhood on February 14.


Ebola's life and death struggle in eastern Congo

July 30, 2019 1:20 pm

Health experts agree the experimental Ebola vaccine has saved multitudes in Congo, but after nearly a year and some 171,000 doses given, the epidemic shows few signs of waning - over 1700 have died from the disease.