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Seized US journalist in DR Congo found safe

Bunia, DR Congo | AFP |  A US journalist kidnapped last week by a militia group in DR Congo was found safe early Sunday, officials said, as another source said five people had been killed in clashes. Lisa Dupuy and 11 wardens working for the Okapi Wildlife Reserve (RFO) — …

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Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament

Brazzaville, Congo | AFP | Congo voters go to the polls Sunday in legislative elections in the oil-rich African country, the first since violence-marred presidential polls last year which returned Denis Sassou Nguesso to power. While no fresh violence is expected opposition parties have cried foul, as over 2 million …

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Attack at Kinshasa market kills police chief, administrator

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  A deputy police commander and the administrator of Kinshasa’s central market were killed Friday in an attack by unknown assailants that also freed prisoners, police and witnesses said. The assailants attacked the administrator’s office and the police station at the market allowing inmates being …

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DRC declares end of Ebola outbreak

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  The Congolese health minister on Saturday declared the end of an Ebola outbreak in a remote northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo which caused four deaths in the area. On May 12, officials declared an outbreak of the highly contagious disease, the …

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Slippage in the DR Congo: Where are the UN and South Africa?

ANALYSIS: In past crises, the United Nations and South Africa have played important roles in stabilising the situation in the DRC – @africaarguments Pretoria, South Africa| CARMEL RAWHANI & MÉLANIE RONDREUX | African ARGUMENTS | In 2016, one of the defining terms when it came to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) political situation …

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REFUGEES: Museveni blasts ICGLR, UN on situation in Congo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has blamed the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the United Nations (UN) for not helping stop the declining situation in Congo.  Congo is a leading source of refugees in Africa. He called on support for regional efforts to …

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UPDATE: 13 dead in eastern DR Congo clashes

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  A soldier and 12 militants were killed Saturday in clashes in DR Congo’s restive eastern North-Kivu province, the army said. “Twelve Mai-Mai and an officer from the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo died in fighting that last nearly all of …

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African park ranger hits out at Hong Kong ivory trade

Hong Kong, China | AFP |  A frontline park ranger from the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday delivered an emotive testimony to legislators against the ivory trade in Hong Kong, as the city faces criticism over how it plans to phase out the trade. The southern Chinese city, a …

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