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  • MSF: 15,000 Congo AIDS victims likely will die

    Some 15,000 AIDS victims in Congo likely will die waiting for lifesaving drugs in the next three years, Doctors Without Borders warned Wednesday in a report describing "horrific" health care access.

  • A Congolese riot-police officer restrains a supporter of Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi outside the candidate's headquarters in Kinshasa, Congo, on Thursday. (Associated Press)

    Congo opposition unifies behind No. 2 finisher as real 'winner'

    Formerly competing Congolese opposition parties have lined up behind Etienne Tshisekedi, the self-proclaimed winner of last week's presidential election that was marred by violence, disorder and charges of widespread fraud.

  • Election volunteers tabulate results Sunday in Kinshasa, Congo. The tallies Tuesday showed President Joseph Kabila apparently winning a second term, but there were also charges of fraud and threats of massive protests. (Associated Press)

    Congo president wins in kind of 'coup d'etat'

    Amid cries of fraud and threats of massive protests that could turn violent, Congolese President Joseph Kabila appears to have secured another five-year term.

  • Joseph Kony, seen in 2006, is leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel militia that is blamed for tens of thousands of rapes, mutilations and killings over the past 26 years. U.S. Special Forces troops are helping hunt the LRA. (Associated Press)

    Radios help U.S. hunt LRA

    In Africa's remotest jungle, where paved roads and telephones don't exist, a U.S. aid group is installing new high-frequency radios to help track the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a brutal militia that 100 U.S. Special Forces troops are helping hunt.

  • Voters argue with election officials over the delayed opening Monday of a polling place in Kinshasa, the capital city of Congo. Residents waited to take part in presidential and legislative elections. (Associated Press)

    Violence and disarray mar voting in Congo

    Congolese voters went to the polls Monday in their country's second set of multiparty elections in more than four decades, despite a voting process marred by violence and disorganization.

  • Tourists invited to see erupting Congo volcano

    Virunga National Park is inviting tourists on an overnight trek to a spectacular eruption of Mount Nyamulagira in eastern Congo.

  • A mass rape victim comforts her son in the town of Fizi, Congo. (Washington Times File)

    Rapists free, husbands jailed under Congo law

    In this eastern province of Congo, there are rapes the government can prosecute — and many, many more it can't.

  • In Africa, new radios help fight US-hunted militia

    In Africa's remotest jungle, where paved roads and telephones don't exist, a U.S. aid group is raising radio towers to help fight killers from the Lord's Resistance Army, a brutal militia that 100 U.S. special forces troops are now helping hunt.

  • **FILE** Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony (left) and a deputy, Vincent Otti, meet with a U.N. official in Ri-Kwangba, Sudan, in 2006.

    U.S. ventures into bloody Africa conflict

    The United States is venturing into one of Africa's bloodiest conflicts, sending about 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to support a years-long fight against a guerrilla group accused of horrific atrocities.

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