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13 dead in eastern DR Congo clashes

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13 dead in eastern DR Congo clashes

- Goma, DR Congo | AFP | A soldier and 12 militants were killed Saturday in clashes in DR Congo’s restive eastern North-Kivu province, the army said. “Twelve Mai-Mai and an officer from the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo died in fighting that last nearly all of Saturday for control of the Kabasha area,” army spokesman Lieutenant Jules Tshikudi told AFP

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African leaders say election delays spell 'grave danger' for Congo

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African leaders say election delays spell 'grave danger' for Congo

- KINSHASA: Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and nine former African presidents have warned that the future of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in "grave danger" due to the failure to organise an election to replace President Joseph Kabila. Kabila refused to step down at the end of his constitutional mandate last December, adding to uncertainty in the vast, mineral-rich central African nation, where regional wars from 1996-2003 killed millions of people

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11 dead, 900 escape after DR Congo jail attack

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11 dead, 900 escape after DR Congo jail attack

- Eleven people were killed and more than 900 inmates escaped Sunday after unidentified assailants attacked a jail in DR Congo's restive east, an official said. "The Kangwayi prison in Beni was attacked at 3:30 pm (1330 GMT) by assailants whose identity is not yet known," Julien Paluku, governor of North Kivu province, told reporters. "In the exchange of fire between security forces and the attackers, authorities have (counted) 11 dead including eight members of the security forces," Paluku said, adding: "For the moment, out of 966 prisoners, there are only 30 left in the prison

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Red Cross urges release of staff kidnapped in DRCongo

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Red Cross urges release of staff kidnapped in DRCongo

- The International Committee of the Red Cross on Thursday urged the release of two of its staff kidnapped after armed men attacked their convoy in the troubled eastern DR Congo. The ICRC said the workers were abducted on Wednesday morning while on a humanitarian mission between Kirumba and Beni in North Kivu province. "We are launching an appeal to the kidnappers to immediately free our colleagues, safe and sound, and facilitate their return," the aid group said in a statement

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Red Cross urges release of staff kidnapped in DRCongo

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Red Cross urges release of staff kidnapped in DRCongo

- Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The International Committee of the Red Cross on Thursday urged the release of two of its staff kidnapped after armed men attacked their convoy in the troubled eastern DR Congo. The ICRC said the workers were abducted on Wednesday morning while on a humanitarian mission between Kirumba and Beni in North Kivu province. “We are launching an appeal to the kidnappers to immediately free our colleagues, safe and sound, and facilitate their return,” the aid group said in a statement

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DR Congo's tainted ex-police chief Numbi made national hero

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DR Congo's tainted ex-police chief Numbi made national hero

- Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Democratic Republic of Congo’s former police chief John Numbi, believed by regime critics to be prime suspect in the murder of a key rights activist, has been made a national hero. Numbi, who holds the rank of general, is one of eight senior police officers named as “national heroes” by President Joseph Kabila in a May 16 ruling seen online on Tuesday

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I did not promise to hold elections this year

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I did not promise to hold elections this year

- Kabila says he never ‘promised’ to hold elections in DR Congo. Berlin, Germany | AFP | Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Saturday said he had never “promised anything” about whether to hold elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, seeming to back away from a deal to hold a vote this year. “I have not promised anything at all,” Kabila told the German weekly Der Spiegel in a rare media interview

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Ebola epidemic in Congo 'under control' - health minister

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Ebola epidemic in Congo 'under control' - health minister

- KINSHASA: Democratic Republic of Congo has not recorded a new case of Ebola in the past 21 days: the maximum incubation period for the disease: and has now begun a period of heightened monitoring, the health minister said on Friday. "At this stage, we can say that the spread of the epidemic has been brought under control, and that's thanks to the quality of national and international experts dispatched to the zone," Olly Ilunga Kalenga told reporters in the capital Kinshasa

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DR Congo approves trial Ebola vaccine

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DR Congo approves trial Ebola vaccine

- THE Democratic Republic of Congo has approved using an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat an outbreak of the virus in the northeast. “The DRC accepts the use of vaccines against the Ebola virus,” a source in the health ministry said, adding that the government has no objections to the tests being conducted in the country. “We’re waiting for an operational plan from our partners which will determine what steps need to be taken, in which geographic areas we could vaccinate,” the source added, on condition of anonymity

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DRC authorises trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

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DRC authorises trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

- Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo has approved using an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat an outbreak of the virus in the northeast, the government said on Monday. "The DRC accepts the use of vaccines against the Ebola virus," a source in the health ministry told AFP, adding that the government concluded it had no objections to the tests being conducted in the country

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Congo approves use of Ebola vaccination to fight outbreak

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Congo approves use of Ebola vaccination to fight outbreak

- KINSHASA: Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in northeastern Congo that has killed four people, a spokesman said on Monday. "The non-objection was given. Now there's a Medecins Sans Frontiers team that is arriving (in Congo) today to validate the protocol with the technical teams," Jonathan Simba, a health ministry spokesman, said by telephone

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Congo opposes international probe of UN investigators' deaths

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Congo opposes international probe of UN investigators' deaths

- KINSHASA: Democratic Republic of Congo opposes an international investigation into the deaths of two U.N. investigators, the foreign minister said on Thursday, amid mounting criticism of the Congolese authorities' own probe. Congolese military prosecutors announced last weekend that two alleged militiamen would soon face trial for the March killings of U.N. investigators Zaida Catalan, a Swede, and American Michael Sharp in the insurrection-plagued Kasai region

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All about the new Ebola outbreak

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All about the new Ebola outbreak

- World Health Organisation confirms several dead in DR Congo. The World Health Organization has confirmed an Ebola outbreak in a remote forested part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first in that country since 2014. By May 12, at least nine people were suspected of being infected, and three had died. The outbreak has raised alarms about the possibility of a new epidemic

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WHO eyes vaccine trial for Ebola-hit DR Congo

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WHO eyes vaccine trial for Ebola-hit DR Congo

- Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | An unlicensed Ebola vaccine could soon be tested in a remote region of the Democratic Republic of Congo hit by an outbreak of the virus, the World Health Organization said Thursday. There is no licensed vaccine for the Ebola virus, but a promising candidate vaccine could be deployed within a matter of days if the DR Congo government gives its approval, the WHO said

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Nearly 70 prisoners flee in second DR Congo jail break

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Nearly 70 prisoners flee in second DR Congo jail break

- Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Dozens of prisoners escaped from a jail in Democratic Republic of Congo early Friday, less than 48 hours after rebels attacked Kinshasa’s main prison, freeing their leader and 50 others. “Among the 74 prisoners housed in the dilapidated prison in Kasangulu, 68 escaped,” local lawmaker Jean-Claude Vuemba told AFP, saying the breakout occurred at around 1:00 am

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Rebel chief on the run after DR Congo prison break

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Rebel chief on the run after DR Congo prison break

- Rebels from an outlawed political-religious group staged a daring attack Kinshasa's central prison, breaking out their leader and other prisoners, with at least eight people killed and scores still missing. The pre-dawn attack was carried out by a secessionist rebel group which rejects the authority of President Joseph Kabila's government and wants to set up a parallel state in the west of the country

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Militia mutilates toddlers, burns villages in central Congo: UN
Militia mutilates toddlers, burns villages in central Congo: UN Geneva/Kinshasa: The UN rights chief said on Tuesday a militia linked to Democratic Republic of Congo's government has committed a string of ethnically-motivated attacks in recent months, including cutting off toddlers' limbs and stabbing pregnant women. Zeid bin Raad al-Hussein called for an international investigation, saying the Kinshasa government had not done enough to look into the atrocities. Congo's human rights minister dismissed that statement   Read More ...
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Heavy clashes rock DR Congo city
Goma Clashes erupted early on Thursday in Beni, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with residents reporting the sound of gunshots and heavy weapons fire. Exchanges of fire could be heard in the eastern part of the city, with an army spokesman confirming a gun battle had broken out between troops and a new rebel group. Beni, which is located in the restive North-Kivu province near the border with Uganda, has suffered a wave of violence since 2014 with nearly 700 civilians killed, many of them hacked to death   Read More ...
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DRC rights activist says army kills 7 attackers in Beni
DRC rights activist says army kills 7 attackers in Beni Kinshasa - A human rights activist in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo says at least seven assailants have been killed as the army fought off attacks on a prison, police station and the town hall in and around the city of Beni. Omar Kavota said on Thursday the attackers also bombed a school and wounded some students who were taking exams   Read More ...
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A Country in Chaos: Is Congo's Kabila Buying Time?
A Country in Chaos: Is Congo's Kabila Buying Time? Joseph Kabila trusts nobody. Anyone seeking to speak with the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo must first pass through two road blocks and a security checkpoint. Beyond that lies his residence, more of a fortress, high above the Congo River in the capital Kinshasa. The employees in the reception area are nervous. This is the first major interview their boss has granted to a foreign newspaper in six years   Read More ...
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13 dead in eastern DR Congo clashes
13 dead in eastern DR Congo clashes Goma, DR Congo | AFP | A soldier and 12 militants were killed Saturday in clashes in DR Congo’s restive eastern North-Kivu province, the army said. “Twelve Mai-Mai and an officer from the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo died in fighting that last nearly all of Saturday for control of the Kabasha area,” army spokesman Lieutenant Jules Tshikudi told AFP   Read More ...
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13 killed in eastern DR Congo clashes
13 killed in eastern DR Congo clashes A soldier and 12 militants were killed Saturday in clashes in DR Congo's restive eastern North-Kivu province, the army said."Twelve Mai-Mai and an officer from the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo died in fighting that last nearly all of Saturday for control of the Kabasha area," army spokesman Lieutenant Jules Tshikudi told this reporter.The Mai-Mai are vigilante groups that run along ethnic lines   Read More ...
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Mbilia back in Nairobi for DR Congo’s big day
Mbilia back in Nairobi for DR Congo’s big day Congolese songstress Mbilia Bel is coming back to Nairobi. Mbilia, who is fondly remembered for her collaboration with the legendary Congolese crooner Tabu Ley, will perform at the 57th anniversary of the Congolese Independence Day celebrations in Nairobi on June 30. She will arrive in the country on June 26. At the time, Mbilia, who started her career as a dancer, was highly rated for such big songs as Nadina and Kamunga, which were popular on the dance floor and at concerts in Nairobi and other capitals in East and Central Africa   Read More ...
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African leaders say election delays spell 'grave danger' for Congo
African leaders say election delays spell 'grave danger' for Congo KINSHASA: Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and nine former African presidents have warned that the future of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in "grave danger" due to the failure to organise an election to replace President Joseph Kabila. Kabila refused to step down at the end of his constitutional mandate last December, adding to uncertainty in the vast, mineral-rich central African nation, where regional wars from 1996-2003 killed millions of people   Read More ...
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Kidnapped Red Cross staff freed in DRC
Kidnapped Red Cross staff freed in DRC Kinshasa - The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday two staff kidnapped when armed men attacked their convoy in the troubled eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last week had been released. The workers were abducted on June 7 between Kirumba and Beni in North Kivu province while on a humanitarian mission, prompting a Red Cross appeal for their immediate release   Read More ...
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Children raped in DRC militia violence: UN
Children raped in DRC militia violence: UN Kinshasa - The United Nations has documented dozens of cases of serious child abuse including rape and kidnap in five days of violence by Congolese militias, it said Wednesday. The UN's mission in Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUSCO, said it had recorded 62 cases of "serious" child abuse by armed groups in the violence-wracked east, and by followers of slain militia leader Kamwina Nsapu in the country's centre, between June 5 and 9   Read More ...
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Children raped in DR Congo militia violence
Children raped in DR Congo militia violence KINSHASA: The United Nations has documented dozens of cases of serious child abuse including rape and kidnap in five days of violence by Congolese militias, it said Wednesday. The UN's mission in DR Congo, Monusco, said it had recorded 62 cases of "serious" child abuse by armed groups in the violence-wracked east, and by followers of slain militia leader Kamwina Nsapu in the country's centre, between June 5 and 9   Read More ...
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DR Congo polio outbreak hits global eradication goal
DR Congo polio outbreak hits global eradication goal Two outbreaks of polio have been identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a blow to the goal of wiping out the disease from the world. The World Health Organization said there was a high risk the disease would spread. Polio is a potentially deadly infection mainly affecting young people and can result in permanent paralysis. It had been pushed back to just three countries until an outbreak was last week confirmed in Syria   Read More ...
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DRC seeks joint Chinese-Spanish offer to build dam
DRC seeks joint Chinese-Spanish offer to build dam Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo said Tuesday it has asked Chinese and Spanish bidders of a colossal dam project to join forces and submit a joint bid. The request will further delay the huge project, known as Inga 3, that has been planned for around 30 years. The government had said it would award the contract by the end of last year with an aim to launch construction this year   Read More ...
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DRCongo seeks joint Chinese-Spanish offer to build dam
DRCongo seeks joint Chinese-Spanish offer to build dam , Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jun 14 – The Democratic Republic of Congo said Tuesday it has asked Chinese and Spanish bidders of a colossal dam project to join forces and submit a joint bid. The request will further delay the huge project, known as Inga 3, that has been planned for around 30 years. The government had said it would award the contract by the end of last year with an aim to launch construction this year   Read More ...
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DRCongo seeks joint Chinese-Spanish offer to build mega Inga 3 dam
DRCongo seeks joint Chinese-Spanish offer to build mega Inga 3 dam The Inga 3 dam is expected to generate 4,800 megawatts of power, equivalent to the output of three third-generation nuclear reactors. Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The Democratic Republic of Congo said Tuesday it has asked Chinese and Spanish bidders of a colossal dam project to join forces and submit a joint bid. The request will further delay the huge project, known as Inga 3, that has been planned for around 30 years   Read More ...
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Gunmen Storm a Congo Prison, Freeing More Than 900 Inmates
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Armed men stormed the Kangbayi prison on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, freeing more than 900 inmates, most of them charged with taking part in mass killings in the country’s restive northeast. Julien Paluku, the governor of North Kivu Province, where the episode occurred, said the government had not yet identified the attackers   Read More ...
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UN experts' murder trial resumes in DRC
UN experts' murder trial resumes in DRC Kinshasa - A Democratic Republic of Congo military court held a second day of hearings on Monday in the trial of a man and a teenager accused of killing two UN experts in March, their lawyer said. Evariste Ilunga, a 16-year-old student, and Mbayi Kabasele, 30, who sells palm oil, are accused of war crimes, including murder and mutilation, as well as terrorism and taking part in an insurrection   Read More ...
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11 dead, 900 escape after DR Congo jail attack
11 dead, 900 escape after DR Congo jail attack Eleven people were killed and more than 900 inmates escaped Sunday after unidentified assailants attacked a jail in DR Congo's restive east, an official said. "The Kangwayi prison in Beni was attacked at 3:30 pm (1330 GMT) by assailants whose identity is not yet known," Julien Paluku, governor of North Kivu province, told reporters. "In the exchange of fire between security forces and the attackers, authorities have (counted) 11 dead including eight members of the security forces," Paluku said, adding: "For the moment, out of 966 prisoners, there are only 30 left in the prison   Read More ...
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DR Congo: Armed men attack prison, killing 8 guards
DR Congo: Armed men attack prison, killing 8 guards Eight guards were killed when a group of armed men attacked the central prison of Kangbayi in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.   Read More ...
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11 dead, 900 escape after DR Congo jail attack
GOMA, DR Congo: Eleven people were killed and more than 900 inmates escaped Sunday after unidentified assailants attacked a jail in DR Congo's restive east, an official said. "The Kangwayi prison in Beni was attacked at 3.30pm by assailants whose identity is not yet known," Julien Paluku, governor of North Kivu province, told reporters. "In the exchange of fire between security forces and the attackers, authorities have (counted) 11 dead including eight members of the security forces," Paluku said, adding: "For the moment, out of 966 prisoners, there are only 30 left in the prison   Read More ...
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DR Congo: 11 dead and 900 escape in jail attack
DR Congo: 11 dead and 900 escape in jail attack Eleven people were killed and more than 900 inmates have escaped after unidentified assailants attacked a jail in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, an official said. "The Kangwayi prison in Beni was attacked at 3:30 pm by assailants whose identity is not yet known," Julien Paluku, governor of North Kivu province, told reporters on Sunday. "In the exchange of fire between security forces and the attackers, authorities have [counted] 11 dead, including eight members of the security forces," AFP news agency quoted Paluku as saying   Read More ...
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11 dead, 900 escape after DR Congo jail attack: official
11 dead, 900 escape after DR Congo jail attack: official Goma (DR Congo) (AFP) - Eleven people were killed and more than 900 inmates escaped Sunday after unidentified assailants attacked a jail in DR Congo's restive east, an official said. "The Kangwayi prison in Beni was attacked at 3:30 pm (1330 GMT) by assailants whose identity is not yet known," Julien Paluku, governor of North Kivu province, told reporters. "In the exchange of fire between security forces and the attackers, authorities have (counted) 11 dead including eight members of the security forces," Paluku said, adding: "For the moment, out of 966 prisoners, there are only 30 left in the prison   Read More ...
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11 dead, 900 escape after DR Congo jail attack: official
Eleven people were killed and more than 900 inmates escaped today after unidentified assailants attacked a jail in DR Congo's restive east, an official said. "The Kangwayi prison in Beni was attacked at 3:30 pm (1330 GMT) by assailants whose identity is not yet known," Julien Paluku, governor of North Kivu province, told reporters. "In the exchange of fire between security forces and the attackers, authorities have (counted) 11 dead including eight members of the security forces," Paluku said, adding: "For the moment, out of 966 prisoners, there are only 30 left in the prison   Read More ...
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Prison attack in eastern DRC kills 11, frees 900 prisoners
Prison attack in eastern DRC kills 11, frees 900 prisoners Kinshasa - A Democratic Republic of Congo official says armed men have attacked a prison in the eastern city of Beni, killing at least 11 and freeing more than 900 prisoners. North Kivu provincial governor Julien Paluku said eight prison guards were among the 11 dead in the Sunday afternoon attack. He said about 30 prisoners remained in the jail. Paluku announced a curfew in Beni and nearby Butembo, saying only the army and police can circulate   Read More ...
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Eleven dead, hundreds escape in Congo jail attack
KINSHASA At least 11 people were killed and 930 prisoners escaped on Sunday when unidentified assailants stormed a jail in Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern town of Beni, the provincial governor said. The attack is at least the fourth prison break in Congo in the last month and underscores how insecurity has grown since President Joseph Kabila refused to step down at the end of his mandate last December   Read More ...
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DR Congo jailbreak frees 900 inmates
Eleven people were killed when militants raided a prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo and freed more than 900 inmates, officials say. The governor of North Kivu province said the attackers had used heavy weapons in the raid on the jail in Beni. At least eight of the dead are prison guards, he added. The identity of the attackers is not yet clear   Read More ...
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Police officer dead in DRC court attack
Police officer dead in DRC court attack Kinshasa - A police officer was killed in an attack on a court compound in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a judicial source said on Saturday, weeks after a mass jailbreak from Kinshasa's main prison. A magistrate in the Matete district in the east of the capital told AFP that unknown gunmen attacked the court office on Friday night, burning several vehicles parked on the premises   Read More ...
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Red Cross urges release of staff kidnapped in DRCongo
Red Cross urges release of staff kidnapped in DRCongo The International Committee of the Red Cross on Thursday urged the release of two of its staff kidnapped after armed men attacked their convoy in the troubled eastern DR Congo. The ICRC said the workers were abducted on Wednesday morning while on a humanitarian mission between Kirumba and Beni in North Kivu province. "We are launching an appeal to the kidnappers to immediately free our colleagues, safe and sound, and facilitate their return," the aid group said in a statement   Read More ...
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DR Congo's Kasai unrest must be investigated - UN
DR Congo's Kasai unrest must be investigated - UN The UN human rights chief has called for an international investigation into massacres and crimes in Democratic Republic of Congo's central province of Kasai. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said the government response had so far fallen short. In March, the decapitated bodies of 40 policemen were found, as well as the bodies of two missing UN investigators. The government has been fighting the Kamuina Nsapu militia in the region   Read More ...
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Red Cross urges release of staff kidnapped in DRCongo
Red Cross urges release of staff kidnapped in DRCongo Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The International Committee of the Red Cross on Thursday urged the release of two of its staff kidnapped after armed men attacked their convoy in the troubled eastern DR Congo. The ICRC said the workers were abducted on Wednesday morning while on a humanitarian mission between Kirumba and Beni in North Kivu province. “We are launching an appeal to the kidnappers to immediately free our colleagues, safe and sound, and facilitate their return,” the aid group said in a statement   Read More ...
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DR Congo snubs UN warning on probe into Kasai violence
DR Congo snubs UN warning on probe into Kasai violence KINSHASA: DR Congo authorities on Thursday rebuffed a UN warning to launch an international probe into violence in the central Kasai province following the discovery of dozens of mass graves.   Read More ...
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Urgent aid needed for over 9,000 children fleeing violence in DR Congo to Angola – UNICEF
NEW YORK – PRN Africa — More than 9,000 children who have arrived at two temporary reception centres in a northern Angolan city from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) need urgent support, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today. “The protection of children, nutrition, access to safe drinking water and sanitation, as well as prevention of disease, have been UNICEF’s immediate concerns – and actions – since the arrival of refugees in Lunda Norte,” said Abubacar Sultan, the UNICEF Representative in Angola   Read More ...
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DRC's tainted ex-police chief made national hero
DRC's tainted ex-police chief made national hero Kinshasa - Democratic Republic of Congo's former police chief John Numbi, believed by regime critics to be prime suspect in the murder of a key rights activist, has been made a national hero. Numbi, who holds the rank of general, is one of eight senior police officers named as "national heroes" by President Joseph Kabila in a May 16 ruling seen online on Tuesday   Read More ...
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DR Congo's tainted ex-police chief made national hero
DR Congo's tainted ex-police chief made national hero KINSHASA: Democratic Republic of Congo's former police chief John Numbi, believed by regime critics to be prime suspect in the murder of a key rights activist, has been made a national hero. Numbi, who holds the rank of general, is one of eight senior police officers named as "national heroes" by President Joseph Kabila in a May 16 ruling seen online on Tuesday   Read More ...
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DR Congo's tainted ex-police chief Numbi made national hero
DR Congo's tainted ex-police chief Numbi made national hero Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Democratic Republic of Congo’s former police chief John Numbi, believed by regime critics to be prime suspect in the murder of a key rights activist, has been made a national hero. Numbi, who holds the rank of general, is one of eight senior police officers named as “national heroes” by President Joseph Kabila in a May 16 ruling seen online on Tuesday   Read More ...
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UN threatens DR Congo with international probe
UN threatens DR Congo with international probe The UN rights chief on Tuesday gave Kinshasa a two-day deadline to show it is seriously investigating violence in the central Kasai provinces, or submit to an international probe. “Unless I receive appropriate responses from the government regarding a joint investigation by June 8, I will insist on the creation of an international investigative mechanism for the Kasais,” said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein   Read More ...
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Two men go on trial in DRC for UN experts' murders
Two men go on trial in DRC for UN experts' murders Kinshasa - A man and a teenager went on trial in a military court in Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, accused of killing two UN experts in March, their lawyer said. Evariste Ilunga, a 16-year-old student, and Mbayi Kabasele, 30, who sells palm oil, are being tried for war crimes, including murder and mutilation, as well as terrorism and taking part in an insurrection, their lawyer Tresor Kabangu told AFP   Read More ...
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Na Luta do Século, em 1974, Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) venceu George Foreman
Na Luta do Século, em 1974, Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) venceu George Foreman Gustavo Villela. Imortalizada em documentários, livros e até no teatro, a Luta do Século entre os pesos-pesados americanos Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) e George Foreman foi realizada na madrugada do dia 30 de outubro de 1974. Num estádio lotado por 100 mil pessoas, os dois mitos do boxe se enfrentaram em Kinshasa, a capital do Zaire (atual República Democrática do Congo), na África Central   Read More ...
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Kabila says he never 'promised' to hold elections in DR Congo
Kabila says he never 'promised' to hold elections in DR Congo Berlin (AFP) - Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Saturday said he had never "promised anything" about whether to hold elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, seeming to back away from a deal to hold a vote this year. "I have not promised anything at all," Kabila told the German weekly Der Spiegel in a rare media interview. "I wish to organise elections as soon as possible"   Read More ...
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I did not promise to hold elections this year
I did not promise to hold elections this year Kabila says he never ‘promised’ to hold elections in DR Congo. Berlin, Germany | AFP | Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Saturday said he had never “promised anything” about whether to hold elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, seeming to back away from a deal to hold a vote this year. “I have not promised anything at all,” Kabila told the German weekly Der Spiegel in a rare media interview   Read More ...
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