Zuma: DRC rebels miss disarmament deadline

The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) have missed the deadline set by the Southern African Development Community to voluntarily disarm themselves, it said on Saturday.

In spite of the presence of 20,000 UN peacekeepers, around 50 Congolese … Read the rest

New ebola cases unrelated to West African strain

The World Health Organization has just confirmed that the newly-identified cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo is genetically unrelated to the strain currently circulating in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria.

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Norwegian ‘spy’ dies in Congo prison

Tjostolv Moland, left
Tjostolv Moland, left

Tjostolv Moland, one of two Norwegian citizens imprisoned in the Congo since 2009 on murder charges, has died in prison. He was 32.

The cause of death wasn’t immediately clear, attorney Hans Marius Graasvold said.

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‘Tintin in the Congo’ not racist, Belgian court rules

A Brussels court has rejected a legal bid to ban “Tintin in the Congo”, the second adventure of Belgian writer Hergé’s globe-trotting boy reporter. Black associations in the country claimed the book contained racist stereotypes.

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Congolese warlord appeals

Thomas Lubanga

The International Criminal Court’s first convict, Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga, on Wednesday appealed his 14-year sentence for using children in his rebel army, his lawyers said.

Former militia commander Lubanga, 51, was sentenced in July for his part … Read the rest