40,000 people flee their homes and whole villages are burned to the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Militants belonging to the March 23 Movement attack military bases near Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congolese authorities say that two Rwandan soldiers were participating in the attack. The movement have regrouped and retaken strategic areas for the first time since their defeat in 2013.
A cargo plane carrying presidential staff crashes in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing all eight passengers and crew onboard. The Russian embassy in Kinshasa says "preliminary information" indicates Russians were on the aircraft.
Congolese President Joseph Kabila signs a law that increases taxes on mining and government royalties on international mining companies working in DR Congo, including on the mining of cobalt, despite the opposition from foreign companies.