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UN peacekeepers in Congo hold record for rape, sex abuse

BUNIA, Congo (AP) — The girl was only 11 when the first peacekeeper raped her, luring her with bread and a banana as she was leaving school in her village in northeastern Congo. "It ...

UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal

BUNIA, Congo (AP) — The Congolese orphan girl haunts the U.N.'s top human rights official, even though more than a decade has passed since he heard her story. It was a big day in thi...

Report: 3,300 dead since central Congo conflict began

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — More than 3,300 people have been killed in the volatile Kasai provinces of central Congo since August, according to a document released Tuesday by the Catholic church, as the U....

Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 3 deaths

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — 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 two ...

Another 17 mass graves found in central Congo, UN says

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Investigators have confirmed another 17 mass graves in central Congo, bringing the number to 40 discovered since clashes between soldiers and a local militia intensified in Augu...

UN says 16 staff members freed by South Sudan refugees

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The United Nations said late Tuesday that 16 staff members taken hostage by unarmed South Sudanese refugees at a U.N. camp in eastern Congo have been released unharmed. ...

Congo disappearances raise alarm as political tensions grow

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — 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 abdu...

4 dead in Congo clashes between police, separatist sect

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Witnesses say at least four people have been killed in a police clampdown on a separatist political and religious group in Congo's capital. A police operation ...

Congo mediators say no deal before Christmas, talks on hold

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo President Joseph Kabila and opposition parties have failed to resolve the country's political impasse before Christmas and will resume talks next week, mediators said Satu...

At least 26 killed in Congo protests, rights group says

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Security forces in Congo have killed at least 26 demonstrators and arrested scores more amid protests against President Joseph Kabila's hold on power, a rights group says. ...

Congo security forces killed 48 protesters, UN report says

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's security forces shot, burned, stabbed and beat to death at least 48 people during opposition protests in September against a delay in elections that would keep President...