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DR Congo buries 27 victims killed by rebels as anger mounts

The Democratic Republic of Congo town of Oicha on Friday buried 27 victims of the latest massacre in the country's volatile east, with hundreds paying homage while lashing out at security forces for failing to stop attacks.Mourners gathered in...

Fresh rebel attack leaves 19 dead in DR Congo troubled region

Nineteen people have died in the latest rebel attack near the city of Beni, where outraged residents this week stormed a United Nations base to demand protection, the U.N. said Wednesday.The attack in Oicha, about 30 kilometers (18 miles)...

‘Four killed’ in DR Congo protests as Amnesty Int’l berates UN mission

At least four demonstrators were killed on Monday during protests against UN peacekeepers in the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, news agency AFP reports."There were four deaths during the day... 10 civilians were wounded and...

Gunshots near UN camps in eastern DR Congo during protest after attack

Heavy gunfire was heard on Monday outside two UN camps near the eastern DR Congo town of Beni, where people had gone to protest after an armed group killed eight civilians, an AFP reporter said.The shooting came from Congolese...

DR Congo crowd angry with UN troops for failing to stop deadly attack

Residents of DR Congo's city of Beni set fire to the local town hall and accused US peacekeepers of inaction after eight civilians were killed overnight in a militant attack, an AFP reporter said.Army spokesman Colonel Mak Hazukai confirmed...

Congolese forces kill 25 Islamist rebels in eastern offensive

Congolese forces said on Saturday they had killed 25 Islamist rebels since launching an offensive against them late last month in an eastern region also struggling with an Ebola outbreak.Seven soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo had also...

Ten civilians killed by militia in eastern DRC despite military operations in the area

Ten civilians were killed Tuesday night in an attack attributed to the Ugandan rebel group, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia 60 kilometres north of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local sources said Wednesday."The ADF raided the town...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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