By Sam Dalton, 4 January 2020
Apple, Alphabet, Dell, Microsoft and Tesla are all accused in a lawsuit filed last month of knowingly using cobalt mined by children as young as six.
By Eddie Haywood, 17 January 2019
An extensive set of data leaked to the Financial Times has revealed a clear case of massive electoral fraud.
By Eddie Haywood, 14 January 2019
Heavily-armed riot police were deployed outside the electoral commission’s headquarters in Kinshasa ahead of the announcement.
By Eddie Haywood, 7 January 2019
Washington is making it clear that it intends to install a pliant government in Kinshasa that will ensure that America’s economic interests are secured.
By Thomas Gaist and Eddie Haywood, 6 February 2018
The year-old civil war in central Congo’s Kasai provinces is now producing more refugees than the wars in Iraq and Syria.
By Eddie Haywood, 11 December 2017
Armed militants carried out a raid on a UN base in Eastern Congo early Thursday, killing 15 UN soldiers and five troops with the Congolese army.
By Timotheos Gaist, 13 July 2017
Some twenty villages have been destroyed, nearly 4,000 civilians killed, and more than 1 million displaced in Kasai since last year.
By Eddie Haywood, 27 April 2017
Conflict between the Congolese military and a local militia has resulted in a mass internal displacement in the Kasai Province, with millions fleeing the region for Angola and other areas of the Congo.
By Eddie Haywood, 23 March 2017
The horrific labor practices uncovered in the DRC are not an isolated occurrence but rather the predominant reality inflicted by the capitalist system on workers around the globe.
By Eddie Haywood, 24 September 2016
Washington’s concern is for the vast mineral wealth of the Congo, and for the existence of a reliable and pliant regime in Kinshasa to facilitate its exploitation.
By Jean Shaoul, 18 April 2013
A senior British politician has revealed Britain’s involvement in the 1961 assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the Congo’s first prime minister.
By Ernst Wolff, 27 November 2012
Rebel soldiers attached to the Movement M 23 are continuing to advance in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
By Eddie Haywood, 2 August 2012
The US Office of Global Justice warned the Rwandan government last week that it could face prosecution on war crimes charges.
By Tom Eley, 22 January 2011
The brutal murder of the leader of the Congolese anti-colonial struggle, Patrice Lumumba, remains among the most revealing crimes committed by US imperialism.
By Scott Martin, 23 June 2010
A train derailment late Monday night in the Republic of the Congo killed at least 60 people and injured 450, highlighting the problems caused by chronic underfunding and poor maintenance of the railways.
By Brian Smith, 1 December 2009
The United Nations has denied complicity in human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo after its own report was leaked to the press.
13 November 2008
A selection of recent letters sent to the World Socialist Web Site.
By Ann Talbot, 6 November 2008
An estimated quarter of a million people have been driven from their homes amid renewed fighting in Congo’s northeastern Kivu provinces as rivalries between the major powers and their local proxies have escalated in this mineral-rich area.
By Chris Talbot, 23 February 2001
Following the assassination of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Laurent Kabila last month, his son Joseph has been at the centre of Western-inspired peace initiatives.
By Chris Talbot, 25 January 2001
Thirty days of official mourning began in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following the burial on Wednesday of the country's assassinated president, Laurent Kabila. The presidency was assumed almost immediately by his son Joseph, previously head of the armed forces, in what the ruling clique in Kinshasa has termed an “interim government”.
28 July 2000
The World Socialist Web Site received the following letter in response to articles on the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). See: http://www.wsws.org/sections/category/news/af-congo.shtml
By Chris Talbot, 31 August 1999
All the participants in the Congo war, including six outside countries, the present embattled Kabila regime of the Democratic Republic of Congo and three rebel factions, finally agreed to the cease-fire agreement laid down in the Lusaka, Zambia accord of July 10. The six countries involved are Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi—who have backed the rebels—and Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe, who have backed Kabila.
By Chris Talbot, 14 May 1999
After nine months of a war that has engulfed much of central Africa and directly involved at least eight surrounding countries, two of the main participants fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire) have pulled out. Uganda, which was backing the rebels, and Chad, which came to the support of President Laurent-Desire Kabila, have withdrawn after a deal reached under the auspices of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi in Sirte in April.