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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 8:13 p.m.

U.N. report details Congo butchery, ‘ethnic cleansing’

U.N. human rights investigators warned Friday of ethnic cleansing in central Congo, documenting the recent killings of more than 250 people, including 62 children, in violence with “no good guys …


Congo rebel leader, wanted for crimes, surrenders

The founder and leader of a Congo rebel group who is wanted for crimes against humanity surrendered Wednesday in the country’s North Kivu province, the United Nations mission in Congo …


UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 1:31 p.m.

6 Congo rangers safe; U.S. journalist, 3 others still missing

Six Congolese rangers were found Saturday in a large forest reserve in Congo’s northeast a day after a security station was attacked by militia, but an American journalist and at …


Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 2 deaths

One person has been confirmed dead from Ebola in an outbreak in a remote corner of northern Congo as health authorities look into a total of nine suspected cases, including …


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

Bodies of American, Swedish U.N. experts found in Congo

The bodies of an American and a Swedish investigator with the United Nations and their Congolese interpreter have been found in Congo’s Central Kasai province, authorities said Tuesday, more than …


Congolese militia decapitates more than 40 police

A Congolese militia group has decapitated 42 policemen after ambushing them in an increasingly violent region where the U.N. is searching for missing American and Swedish investigators, a local official …


Congo disappearances raise alarm as political tensions grow

Nearly a week after Congo’s government announced the kidnapping of two United Nations experts along with their translator and drivers, no trace of them has been found. Their abduction in …


Mining workers from France, Tanzania kidnapped in Congo

Five workers have been kidnapped from a gold mine in eastern Congo, including ones from France and Tanzania, and rebels are demanding $1 million in ransom, a local official said …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 6:11 p.m.

Apple, Intel and others don’t want conflict minerals rule rolled back

Apple doesn’t want to see it scrapped. Neither does Intel or Tiffany & Co. But the U.S. conflict minerals law – which requires American public companies to avoid using minerals …


Rebels blamed for killing 25 with machetes in Congo

Authorities in northeastern Congo say Ugandan rebels have hacked more than two dozen people to death in a Christmas massacre.


Mediators want Congo political crisis solved by Christmas

Mediators urged Congo’s president and opposition parties Wednesday to reach an agreement before Christmas on a peaceful settlement to the country’s political crisis, saying dozens already have been killed this …


Congolese refugees in Missoula share joys, discoveries

Gilbert Hategeka and Chantal Nyiramanza, Congolese refugees, learn how to live in their new world – Missoula.


At least 17 dead amid opposition protests in Congo’s capital

Street clashes between security forces and demonstrators opposed to President Joseph Kabila left at least 17 dead in Congo’s capital Monday in a dramatic sign of mounting tensions after officials …


Unusual Congolese coffee lands in Spokane

Deborah Di Bernardo can be passionate about coffee – but it’s not every day that she gets choked up talking about it. In the three years since Di Bernardo and …


Congo park reports 10 baby gorillas

VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Congo – The first census of critically endangered mountain gorillas carried out by government authorities since rebels seized the gorillas’ natural habitat shows that 10 babies have …


Scores killed at church in Congo, witnesses say

KAMPALA, Uganda – Attackers hacked to death scores of people who sought refuge at a Catholic church in remote eastern Congo a day after Christmas, officials and witnesses said Monday, …