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Islamist rebel free 900 prisoners from east DR Congo jail

Armed men freed around 900 prisoners from a jail in Beni, east Democratic Republic of Congo, in a coordinated attack in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the town’s mayor said, blaming an Islamist militant group operating in the...

Six killed in east Congo DR as militia burn homes

Six civilians were killed and dozens of homes torched in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo blamed on the notorious ADF militia, local official said on Monday.The attack took place Sunday near the Eringeti-Kainama...

12 fishermen drown after boat sinks in Lake Albert, DR Congo

Twelve fishermen drowned when their overloaded wooden canoe sank in Lake Albert in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Thursday.Five people survived the accident, which took place on Wednesday night at a...

Five dead hostages found after eastern DRC massacre

Five hostages taken by an armed group that killed 10 people in eastern Democratic Republic Congo this week have been found dead, a local official said on Wednesday.Five bodies "were discovered in the neighbourhood of the Virunga National Park",...

More attacks, killings as rebel group ADF run amok in DR Congo

Fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia killed seven civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, just days after another massacre, local officials and police said.About 60 ADF fighters carried out the attack at Makeke, killing...

Militants attack kills 15 in eastern DR Congo

Fifteen people have been killed in the eastern DR Congo region of Beni, where hundreds have died in militia violence since November, a local official said Wednesday, giving a provisional toll.In the past 24 hours, "14 bodies have been...

DR Congo troops ‘seize ADF rebel camp’.

The Democratic Republic of Congo military says that it has captured a rebel camp in the eastern part of the country from where many attacks were planned.Battle for the camp known as Madina in a forested area which ADF...

ADF rebels kill 43 in weekend attacks in eastern DR Congo

Rebels with apparent links to the Islamic State group have killed at least 43 people in eastern Congo over the weekend in a series of attacks carried out in response to a new military offensive in the area, a...

Six killed in rebel attack on eastern DR Congo

Rebels again attacked a city at the center of the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, killing at least six people including a pregnant woman, witnesses and officials said Saturday.Meanwhile, Congolese health authorities said a spate of recent violence in...

Two suspected militia lynched in Congo DR as UN envoy visits

A crowd in eastern DR Congo on Saturday lynched two people they suspected of being members of a militia blamed for the killing of more than 100 civilians over the past month, an AFP journalist said.The army however said...
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