(Reuters) - Dozens of militia fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo have laid down their weapons and surrendered, the first to do so since President Felix Tshisekedi announced martial law to tackle worsening security in two eastern provinces. Around 140 men from various local armed groups sang and clapped as they handed themselves in to authorities during a ceremony in Congo's North Kivu province on Monday.
Mining tycoon Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest and his wife return to Australia on his $100million private jet after a trip to the war torn Congo
Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest landed in NSW on Thursday after business trip to Africa Mining billionaire has been granted a number of travel exemptions since 2020 His wealth rose last year to nearly $28billion courtesy of China's demand for iron He is set to build and $80billion hydro-electric power plant in the Congo
A former presidential aide in DR Congo who had been sentenced to 20 years in a high-profile corruption case has had his term reduced by seven years on appeal, his lawyer said. Vital Kamerhe, 62, who was also a former speaker of the National Assembly, was sentenced last June for embezzling nearly $50 million (44 million euros) of public funds.
Countries plead with citizens to abide by restrictions to avoid repeat of India crisis A string of countries are warning hospitals are now full of Covid-19 admissions as new variants, particularly the Delta strain first found in India, threaten to swamp wards. As the highly infectious strain spreads round the world, several countries have pleaded with citizens to abide by safety restrictions over fears their health systems buckle as they did in India.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Hospitals in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa are "overwhelmed" by a rise in COVID-19 infections, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Saturday, as the country was hit by a third wave of the disease. Like many African countries, Congo has officially registered relatively few cases.
(Reuters) - Researchers at an eastern Congolese volcano observatory on Saturday said they could have predicted the deadly eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in May if their work had not been impeded by alleged mismanagement and embezzlement. At least 31 people died when the volcano sent a wall of lava spreading towards Goma on May 22, destroying 3,000 homes along the way and cutting a major road used to bring aid to the strife-torn region.
The situation is "under control" following the eruption of a volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Saturday after his government mistakenly announced another volcano had erupted. A week after Mount Nyiragongo roared back into life, causing devastation and sparking a mass exodus, "the situation is certainly serious but it is under control," Tshisekedi told a news conference.
For the first time in 25 years, African economies entered a recession, as they were badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The IMF estimates that the African continent needs 300 billion dollars to get out of this difficult situation. We discuss this, plus the migrant crisis, terrorist threats, good governance and more with the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo and current President of the African Union, Felix Tshisekedi.
Officials report minor earthquakes during night of ‘panic’ as thousands cross border into Rwanda People in the Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma have been urged by the government to evacuate after the volcano Mount Nyiragongo erupted for the first time in nearly two decades. As thousands of residents fled the city on foot under a fiery red sky on Saturday night, many towards the Rwandan border, lava covered a major highway between the provincial capital of two million and neighbouring Beni.
A growing campaign for justice for war victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo has caused fresh tensions with neighbouring Rwanda and its leader Paul Kagame whose troops took part in two invasions in the 1990s. In an interview with AFP, DRC leader Felix Tshisekedi threw his weight behind calls for accountability for the more than two decades of devastating violence in the east of the country that has left millions dead or missing.
For years, armed groups have instilled fear in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.Hundreds have been killed, and millions have been displaced in the North Kivu and Ituri provinces.President Felix Tshisekedi has instructed the army to take charge of the two regions for a month.
GOMA (Reuters) – Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi on Thursday struck a heavy blow against his predecessor and political rival Joseph Kabila as his allies ousted the governor of Tanganyika province.It was the latest move by Tshisekedi’s supporters to seize levers of power from Kabila, whose younger brother Zoe Kabila has run the southeastern territory for the last two years and was the only governor refusing to align himself with Tshisekedi.