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FULL TEXT: Uganda and DRC sign pact on tourism, security and infrastructure

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni and Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have pledged to work together on joint projects that will provide jobs, facilitate trade, social welfare and security in the region. This will include the construction of …

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Community fears grow as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Humanitarian workers are struggling to calm community fears in strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where 125 people have died of Ebola, and cases of the virus are spreading fast. The World Health Organization said Friday that 200 cases of the deadly virus have been …

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JAIL BREAK: 900 inmates escape, 11 dead after Beni attack

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  Eleven people were killed and more than 900 inmates escaped Sunday after unidentified assailants attacked a jail in DR Congo’s restive east, an official said. “The Kangwayi prison in Beni was attacked at 3:30 pm (1330 GMT) by assailants whose identity is not yet …

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