[New Times] The Minister of Interior, Alfred Gasana, has told residents of Rubavu district to not panic and continue going about their lives, irrespective of the skirmishes that are going on in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
[Ghanaian Times] Thousands of people protested on Wednesday in the city of Goma, capital of North Kivu province in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), against the recent offensives by the rebels of the March 23 Movement (M23) who took control of the border city of Bunagana a few days ago.
[CPJ] Kinshasa -- The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern on Thursday that journalists in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have faced undue safety threats while on the front lines of the conflict between government forces and the M23 armed rebel group.
[Ghanaian Times] Regional authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) accused Monday the Rwandan army of invading and occupying Bunagana, a key strategic town bordering Uganda, amid a diplomatic tug of war between the two Central African countries, provoked and fuelled by the recent offensives of the March 23 Movement (M23).
[Independent (Kampala)] Nairobi, Kenya -- The East Africa Community chairman President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has called for the immediate deployment of a regional force to stabilize the situation in DRC. (FULL STATMENT BOTTOM)
[Monusco] "Before, we had a very small room within the premises of a community radio station where we were suffocated, with five people stuck in a very small room. Imagine the climate in which we could work. During the Covid-19 period, only two people could stay in that small room. Understand what we had been through for five years".
[Monusco] As part of its mandate to support Congolese state institutions, MONUSCO, through its Justice Support Section, launched on Monday 13 June 2022 the construction project of a building for the public prosecution office at the Goma Peace Court.
[VOA] Phoenix, Arizona -- Growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bismack Biyombo dreamed of playing professional basketball in the United States. His dream has been reality ever since he was drafted into the NBA more than a decade ago. But what he's doing off the court gives a notable assist to his home country.
[New Times] The United Nations has maintained silence over DR Congo's provocative actions towards Rwanda, including the unprovoked bombing on the Rwandan territory, a conduct that Government Spokesperson, Yolande Makolo has condemned.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo has urged parties in the South Sudan, Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of Congo conflicts to emulate the handshake between President Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.
[New Times] The Governor of Western Province, François Habitegeko has vowed to tighten security in the region following an escalating tensions in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo with which they share the border.
[JusticeInfo.net] Kinshasa -- Opened a year ago, the trial concerning ethnic violence in Yumbi, Democratic Republic of Congo, has been at a standstill since the beginning of April. Eighty people are on trial for acts including crimes against humanity during clashes in December 2018 between Batende and Banunu. In 12 months, less than half of the defendants and only four victims have appeared in court. The conduct of the debates, however, is less prone to criticism.
[RFI] Belgium's King Philippe expressed his "deepest regrets" for the pain inflicted during his country's colonisation of the Democratic Republic of Congo, but stopped short of formally apologising for exploitation, racism and acts of violence.
[DW] During a visit to DR Congo, Belgium's King Philippe decorated a WWII veteran and returned a Congolese mask to a museum in Kinshasa. His six-day trip is aimed at healing the wounds of Belgium's brutal colonial history.
[DW] The monarch's visit to the DRC comes two years after he apologized for atrocities committed during Belgium's brutal colonial era. The six-day trip has been billed as a chance for reconciliation between the two countries.
[New Times] Rwanda does not have any interest in supporting M23 rebel group but also hate speech targeting Rwanda will not solve Congolese issues, Rwanda's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Vincent Karega, has said.
[CPJ] Kinshasa -- Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo must ensure the safety of journalists Stanis Bujakere, Steve Wembi, and John Lungila and investigate the threats made against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Monday.
[Capital FM] Mombasa -- The Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency (KEPROBA) has lauded the entry of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into the East African Community (EAC) terming it as a win for the region from a trade perspective.
[New Times] In November 1991, Kangura- a Kinyarwanda and French-language magazine in Rwanda, that served to stoke ethnic hatred in the run-up to the Genocide against Tutsi, on its 26th issue cover page was a photo of machete and a headline "what weapons shall we use to win 'cockroaches' for good?"
[Monusco] During a consultative session organized on May 27, 2022 by the Civil Affairs section of MONUSCO in Goma, 27 young opinion leaders from this city, including seven (07) women, invited the head of MONUSCO, Ms. Bintou Keita, and the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the Great Lakes Region, Mr. Huang Xia, to get involved, each in their own area, in the reactivation and effective implementation of the Addis Ababa Framework Agreement, in order to achieve a peaceful and lasting solution to the conflict
[Nile Post] Legislators on the Defence and Internal Affairs committee are set visit the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo to check on the UPDF soldiers engaged in battle with rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).
[UN News] The recent resurgence of the M23 armed group in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) constitutes a serious threat to peace, security and stability in the region, and urgent action towards curbing the violence is needed, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Tuesday.
[RFI] A recent upswing in violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by rebel group M23 brought out hundreds on the streets of Kinshasa, the capital, on Monday. The protesters blame Rwanda over its alleged support for the rebels, calling for the Rwandan ambassador to be expelled.
[RFI] The Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended RwandAir flights and summoned Rwanda's ambassador in response to what it says is Kigali's support for the M23 rebel group's offensive in eastern Congo.
[New Times] The Chairperson of the Africa Union, Senegal President Macky Sall, on Sunday, May 29, called for dialogue betweenRwanda and the DR Congo as tensions escalate between the two neighbours following the resurgence of the M23 rebellion in the latter's restive east.
[UN News] There is an "urgent need" to support the victims of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) according to a local organization which works on the issue with the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, MONUSCO.
[DW] The Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda have traded accusations of links to rebel groups operating in a volatile region of eastern Congo. The chair of the African Union has called for a reduction of tensions.
[The Conversation Africa] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is rich in natural resources - its untapped deposits of minerals are estimated to be worth US$24 trillion. Gold, diamonds, cobalt and zinc are among them.
[DW] The Democratic Republic of Congo has accused the Rwandan government of supporting a resurgent M23 rebel group near their shared eastern border. In retaliation, RwandAir flights to three DRC cities have been grounded.
[New Times] The government has said that the latest fighting between the military and rebels in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo is a Congolese issue and that Rwanda has no intention of being drawn into a matter that is internal.
[Independent (Kampala)] Private Sector Foundation Uganda representing private sector business associations in partnership with Government of Uganda will hold the first ever Uganda- DR Congo Business Summit between May 31 and June 8 in Kinshasa and Goma located in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
[The Conversation Africa] Since March 2022, fighting has escalated in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between the army and the rebel group March 23 Movement, more widely known as M23. The group allegedly attacked army positions near the border with Uganda and Rwanda. In addition, a UN helicopter crashed in the combat zone leaving eight peacekeepers dead.