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Democratic Republic of Congo landslide death toll likely to reach 200: Officials

August 19, 2017 5:44 am
Democratic Republic of Congo landslide death toll likely to reach 200: Officials

People gather in an area damaged by a landslide in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (file photo) Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say the death toll from a rain-triggered massive landslide in the eastern parts of the African country could likely reach over 200. Pacifique Keta, the vice governor […]

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Congo’s Prime Minister Clement Mouamba’s government cabinet resigns amid financial woes

August 18, 2017 2:11 pm
Congo’s Prime Minister Clement Mouamba’s government cabinet resigns amid financial woes

A photo taken in May 2015 shows former Congolese opposition leader and recent prime minister Clement Mouamba. (By AFP) The Republic of the Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso cleared the decks Thursday with the office announcement of the resignation of the government ahead of crucial talks with the International Monetary […]

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Security forces kill at least 14 separatist sect of Bundu dia Kongo in Democratic Republic of the Congo

August 7, 2017 10:30 pm
Security forces kill at least 14 separatist sect of Bundu dia Kongo in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo patrol in Beni, August 19, 2016. (Photo by AFP) At least 14 members of separatist sect Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) have been killed in a series of violent clashes with Congolese security forces in the Democratic Republic of […]

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Boat capsizes in Democratic Republic of the Congo; 27 dead, 54 missing

July 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Boat capsizes in Democratic Republic of the Congo; 27 dead, 54 missing

Boats frequently capsize in DR Congo, most often due to taking on too many passengers. (Photo by AFP) At least 27 people have perished and 54 are missing after an overcrowded boat sank in a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said Sunday. Most of the […]

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38 probable mass graves discovered in Democratic Republic of the Congo: United Nations

July 13, 2017 1:23 pm
38 probable mass graves discovered in Democratic Republic of the Congo: United Nations

The UN says another 38 probable mass graves are discovered in DR Congo. (File photo) Another 38 probable mass graves have been discovered in DR Congo in the country’s troubled central region of Kasai, the United Nations said Wednesday. At least 80 mass graves have now been identified in the […]

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Gunmen raid Democratic Republic of the Congo’s prison, 900 escape, 11 die in exchange of fire

June 12, 2017 12:11 pm
Gunmen raid Democratic Republic of the Congo’s prison, 900 escape, 11 die in exchange of fire

The Kangwayi Prison in Beni was attacked on Sunday by assailants. (File photo) Eleven people were killed and more than 900 inmates escaped Sunday after unidentified assailants attacked a jail in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s restive east, an official said. “The Kangwayi prison in Beni was attacked at […]

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Democratic Republic of the Congo faces UN threat for international probe

June 6, 2017 10:30 pm
Democratic Republic of the Congo faces UN threat for international probe

The photo taken on November 4, 2013 shows Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) soldiers sitting at the back of a pick-up truck. (Photo by AFP) The UN rights chief on Tuesday gave Kinshasa a two-day deadline to show it is seriously investigating violence in the central […]

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Frenchman, 3 Congolese hostages freed in Congo

May 28, 2017 10:30 pm
Frenchman, 3 Congolese hostages freed in Congo

This file photo shows militiamen in Congo. Militiamen have freed a French national and three Congolese who were kidnapped in March in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Interior Ministry says. They were among five workers, including a Tanzanian, who had been kidnapped from Banro, a Canadian gold mining corporation […]

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Over 500 killed in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) unrest since March: Army

May 16, 2017 7:00 am
Over 500 killed in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) unrest since March: Army

A file photo of Congolese soldiers at a camp, Kisangani, the DRC More than 500 people have been killed during heavy fighting between government forces and tribal militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over the past two months, the army says. “DRC’s armed forces have been waging operations […]

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Central Congo militia decapitates 40 police officers in ambush

March 25, 2017 2:42 pm
Central Congo militia decapitates 40 police officers in ambush

The file photo shows militiamen in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Militia fighters decapitated about 40 police officers after an ambush in central Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials said on Saturday, the deadliest attack on security forces since an insurgency erupted in the region last year. The Kamuina Nsapu […]

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