DRC Congo: Bombs hit Goma airport as DRC-M23 battle rages

The Democratic Republic of Congo has accused neighboring Rwanda of orchestrating a bomb attack at Goma International Airport in Goma city, North Kivu province. The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning around 02:00 AM when two 81 Read More …

Kenya sends troops to fight rebels in DR Congo

President William Ruto announced Wednesday the deployment of troops to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a joint regional operation against a rebel offensive. Armed groups in eastern DRC have stepped up attacks, reviving ancient animosities and unleashing a surge Read More …

Burundi: Attack by rebels in Vugizo leaves 20 dead

An attack by rebels in western Burundi has killed 20 people, all but one of them civilians, the central African country’s government has said. The attack was claimed by the Red-Tabara rebel group, which in its own statement said it Read More …

DR Congo: At least 15 dead, including women and children in IED explosion in North Kivu

At least 15 people were killed when a bomb exploded on the evening of Friday, 6 October, in Kyangitsi village, in the Nyamaboko 2 grouping, Katoyi sector, in Masisi territory, North Kivu. Local sources report that most of the victims Read More …

DR Congo: Few worse places to be a child warns UNICEF as twins found boobytrapped

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative in the country, Grant Leaity, issued the alert on Tuesday, revealing that youngsters in eastern DRC face daily atrocities, including rape, abduction and recruitment by armed groups. “I visited a centre in Beni and North Read More …

Uganda arrests 5 more, recovers explosives in Kampala bomb plot – police

Ugandan police have arrested another five people and discovered five more explosives around the capital Kampala in a bombing plot linked to an Islamist rebel group, the force said. Based in the jungles of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Read More …

Ugandan peacekeepers starts clearing unexploded ordnances in DR Congo

The Ugandan peacekeeping troops have embarked on demining and clearing unexploded ordnances in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit of Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) Contingent is clearing unexploded ordnances from several Read More …

DR Congo: Nine killed in North Kivu bomb blast

At least nine people have been killed and 16 injured after an explosive device accidentally detonated in a field in conflict-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, local sources said on Thursday. The blast occurred on Wednesday evening in Lubwe Sud in Read More …

UN reports tense situation in eastern DR Congo after rebel attacks, deadly blast

Attacks by the M23 Movement rebels and an explosion wounding 18 civilians leave a tense situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a UN spokesman said on Thursday. One clash was in the southeast of Kitchanga, in Read More …

DR Congo: Bomb injures at least 12 people near a market in Beni

A bomb exploded at a market in eastern Congo on Wednesday, injuring at least a dozen people, authorities said. An unknown person detonated a bomb inside a bag in North Kivu’s Beni town, said Tharcisse Katembo, a local official. “Damage was Read More …