Dozens of people were killed in attacks on villages in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a civil society organization said Saturday. Local sources blamed the attacks on the CODECO militants, saying they attacked at least three villages, around 60 kilometers from the provincial capital of Bunia.
In an exclusive TV interview marking his first 100 days in office, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced on Monday (10) that he will meet in June with his colleagues from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia to launch an alliance between the countries that hold the largest rainforests on the planet, Agencia Brasil reported.
Brazil's Foreign Ministry announced that the South American country had reached a biodiversity agreement with Indonesia and Congo to preserve their respective tropical rainforests, which are the largest in the world.
Democratic Republic of Congo Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Environment Minister Eve Bazaïba underlined that the African continent was responsible for only 4% of world emissions of greenhouse gases.
One Uruguayan soldier needed surgery after sustaining a fractured skull and another was reported to be recovering well after they were both attacked in Uganda while on leave from their peacekeeping group in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Defense Minister Javier García Wednesday brought peace of mind to the relatives of Uruguayan troops deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO).
Congolese authorities have taken action Sunday after two people were killed by fire stemming from the United Nations peacekeeping forces stationed in the violence-torn African country, it was announced Sunday.
Uruguayan peacekeeping forces in Congo have been reported to be in good health after riots took place at the local UN headquarters where the South American troops are stationed.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has voiced its concern over the reappearance and subsequent spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a territory formerly known as Zaire.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou has returned home after spending Christmas in Congo with troops from his country stationed there on a UN peacekeeping mission.