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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...

Drunk soldier kills dozen in DR Congo

A soldier shot dead 12 people and injured nine others during a drunken rampage in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday evening, regional authorities said.Security services are conducting a search for the gunman in the city of Sange,...

Congolese govt gives mines a month to end Covid restrictions

The Democratic Republic of Congo has given copper and cobalt mining companies a month to stop confining workers on site away from their families as part of COVID-19 restrictions and return to normal operations, the labour minister said in...

Islamic militants in DRC may have committed war crimes, UN Says

A series of brutal attacks against Congolese civilians by Islamic militants of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) are possible war crimes, United Nations monitors said Monday.Eighteen months of attacks by the ADF have killed more than 1,000 civilians, the...

Belgian king regrets colonial era atrocities in DR Congo

King Philippe of Belgium has for the first time admitted and expressed "deepest regrets" for the harm his country had done during colonial rule in the DR Congo.Philippe, who has reigned since 2013, made his remarks in a letter...
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