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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...

Rwanda hands ex-mayor a life jail term for role in genocide

Rwanda's High Court on Thursday sentenced a former mayor to life in prison for his role in the country's 1994 genocide, which included leading attacks that resulted in the deaths of around 25 000 ethnic Tutsis in his town.Ladislas...

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",...

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...

Six killed in rebel attack on eastern DR Congo

Rebels again attacked a city at the center of the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, killing at least six people including a pregnant woman, witnesses and officials said Saturday.Meanwhile, Congolese health authorities said a spate of recent violence in...

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda set for sentencing at ICC

International Criminal Court Judges will on Thursday sentence Congolese rebel chief Bosco "Terminator" Ntaganda after he was convicted earlier this year of war crimes and sexual slavery.Ntaganda faces life in prison for a litany of crimes including directing massacres...

Rwandan man, Bernard Munyagishari gets life sentence for genocide crimes

A Rwandan man accused of leading and coordinating attacks on minority Tutsis during Rwanda's 1994 genocide has been sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the mass slaughter, Rwanda's high court said on Thursday. In the genocide, an estimated...
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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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