Boat carrying 200 passengers was travelling to neighbouring Republic of Congo when it sank in Lulonga River overnight on Tuesday, leaving 145 people unaccounted for — presumed dead now — officials say, adding 55 people survived disaster.
Taken over by Tutsi-led M23 rebels two months ago, Rumangabo base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo will be overseen by Kenyan forces deployed by regional bloc East African Community.
Worst floods in years batter Democratic Republic of Congo's main city following an all-night downpour, with government announcing three days of national mourning.
Refugees call on UN, African Union to stop atrocities committed by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A preliminary investigation into November 29-30 massacres in the villages of Kishishe and Bambo found the killings were carried out in retaliation for clashes between M23 and rival armed groups.
Peace marches organised by the Catholic Church took place across the Democratic Republic of Congo to protest violence in the country's east, days after an alleged massacre of civilians.
The rebels had said the ceasefire didn't "concern" them as the deal was struck with Rwanda, not M23.
African leaders declare a ceasefire and say the M23 rebels must withdraw from occupied territory or face intervention, but protesters say the deal does not tackle Rwanda's alleged backing of the group.
M23 rebel group must withdraw from its occupied territories in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo or face intervention by regional forces, leaders of five African countries warn.
Fresh talks are taking place in the backdrop of heavy fighting between M23 rebels and government forces, which have led to unprecedented civilian displacement in the region.
Congolese officials say the identity of the dead man who crossed the border was not known, but that no Congolese soldier on duty in the area had been reported missing.
Warplanes of Democratic Republic of Congo hit rebel positions in Kibumbaby town of eastern North Kivu province, as rebels push closer toward main Goma city, locals and officials say.
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