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Rwanda FDLR rebel group confirm commander’s arrest in Congo DR

A Rwandan rebel movement based in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed the capture of one of its top commanders, Asifiwe Nshimiyimana, in Goma city, but disputed the Congolese army’s version of events.An FDLR spokesperson,...

Top Rwandan rebel commander arrested in Goma by DR Congo army

The Democratic Republic of Congo's army says it has arrested a powerful Rwandan rebel commander, Nshimiyimana Asifiwe, in the eastern city of Goma reports BBC Africa. His arrest was proof that the military's campaign against the Democratic Forces for the...

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...

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...

Dozens dead as plane crashes into homes in DR Congo

At least 24 people have died after a passenger plane crashed into houses in Goma city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials say.Residents on the ground, including four family members, were among the victims.The small aircraft went...

DRC inaugurates museum for African heritage looted in the colonial era.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is due to inaugurate its grand national museum on Saturday, that realistically opens door to addressing the passionate issue of the restitution of African heritage looted during the colonial era.Located along the majestic Boulevard...
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Scores killed as torrential rains barter Uganda

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Rwanda’s Kagame calls on Africa to work together to achieve progress

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