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Italian ambassador killed in an ambush attack in DR Congo

The Italian ambassador to Congo, an Italian Carabinieri police officer and their Congolese driver were killed Monday when gunmen attacked a U.N. convoy traveling to a school in eastern Congo, the Italian Foreign Ministry and residents said.Luca Attanasio, serving...

Congo MPs pass a no confidence vote on prime minister

Lawmakers in Congo have voted to remove Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba, paving the way for President Felix Tshisekedi to appoint someone more loyal.The no confidence vote in Ilunkamba is the latest move by Tshisekedi to distance himself from...

Two Children and a woman drown after boat capsizes on Lake Kivu

At least two children and a woman have drowned after a passenger boat capsized on Lake Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, regional government spokesman Claude Basila has been quoted by Reuters news agency as saying.A total...

Congo’s president breaks rank with Kabila, end coalition

Democratic Republic of Congo’s president, Felix Tshisekedi has announced an end to the coalition between his party and that of former president Joseph Kabila.President Felix Tshisekedi said that he will build a new coalition that will have a majority...

Islamist terror group kill 17 civilians in eastern Congo raid

ReutersAssailants killed at least 17 people in a raid on a village in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday night, local authorities said, blaming fighters from an Islamist militia group.The army confirmed the attack in...

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...

WHO to probe sex abuse by aid workers in DRC amid Ebola outbreak

AlJazeerahThe World Health Organization (WHO) has promised to investigate allegations of sexual abuse by people identified as health and aid officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the global body is trying to stop the spread...

Armed militia kill 58 in Ituri province, eastern DR Congo

Fifty-eight people have been killed in attacks in a restive province of eastern DR Congo, local officials said on Thursday, blaming a notorious militia.Large numbers of the population have fled following the attacks in Irumu, a territory in the...

Two students, a teacher killed during exams in eastern DR Congo

At least two students and a teacher were killed and several other teachers kidnapped after a primary school holding exams was attacked by unidentified gunmen in eastern Congo, authorities and the United Nations said on Friday.Exact details of the...

DR Congo struggle to dislodge armed groups

DR Congo's army launched an offensive last October aimed at fulfilling a pledge by President Felix Tshisekedi to root out the armed groups that infest the east of the vast country.Today, the much-trumpeted campaign seems to have made only...
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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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