Killings in Ituri province were blamed on the Allied Democratic Forces, an insurgency group originally from Uganda that later gained a foothold in eastern DRC in the 1990s.
Around 25 mothers, with their children, were doing laundry in a stream at the foot of a mountain in Bolowa village in Masisi territory when the incident occurred.
A police official said heavy winds had caused the boat to capsize where at least six people died and dozens were missing in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The rebels' departure from Bunagana has been a key demand during several rounds of mediation efforts on the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Attaining the goal is at risk even after date was pushed back from 2023 to 2030, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, head of African Union initiative tells UN Security Council.
March 30 was supposed to mark end of withdrawal of "all armed groups" — around 120 — according to timetable adopted in mid-February by Community of East African States regional force.
Ugandan military says its contingent will be operating from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri province and that "we are not going to be enemies of anybody there."
Angola, which plays as a mediator between the rebels and DRC government, says the decision was taken after consultations with Kinshasa, adding other regional leaders and the UN had been informed.
Daesh-linked ADF rebels killed dozens of civilians using guns and machetes in several villages in North Kivu province, officials say.
M23 rebels launch offensive in Kirotshe and Shasha settlements, about 30 kilometres west of Goma, a city that lies on border with Rwanda.
The French President's trip to the continent has been dubbed a "total failure" even though Paris declared "the end of Francafrique".
Fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been simmering for decades as more than 120 groups fight for power, land and valuable mineral resources — while others try to defend their communities.
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