Dec 15, 2014

Hundreds missing after boat sinks in Lake Tanganyika

More than two hundred people were believed missing after a boat sank in Democratic Republic of Congo’s waters on Lake Tanganyika on Thursday night, a senior Tanzanian official said on Sunday. U.N. radio in Congo, Radio Okapi, said on Friday that at least 26 ...

Sep 1, 2014

Doctors Without Borders hostage freed in Congo

An employee of Doctors Without Borders held hostage for more than a year in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed, the medical aid group said on Sunday. “Chantal is free,” a spokeswoman for the aid group, also known by its French name ...

Dec 2, 2013

Diplomat tied to fire at embassy in Congo

A diplomat who worked at the Japanese Embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo was arrested Monday on suspicion of setting a fire at the mission in June, police said. Tokyo police nabbed Shinya Yamada, 30, third secretary at the embassy in Kinshasa, who ...