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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...

Jihadists kill 40 villagers in northeast DR Congo

Suspected Islamist militants have killed at least 40 people in northeastern Congo, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of attacks against civilians in the mountainous jungles near the Ugandan border.Fighters from the Allied Democratic...

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",...

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...
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Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian...
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