The Democratic Republic of the Congo accuses Rwanda of backing rebels hostile to the Congolese government.
A boat sinking on Lake Mai-Ndombe in western Democratic Republic of the Congo kills at least 45 people with 200 passengers still missing. The vessel was carrying more than 400 people, the majority of whom were teachers going to collect their salaries.
The United Nations publishes a toned down version of its report into war crimes said to have occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the 1990s after Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi rejected the report's findings.
Foreign human rights groups accuse Rwandan and Congolese rebels of gang-raping nearly 200 women and some baby boys over four days within miles of a U.N. peacekeepers' base in the village of Bunangiri, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.