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Seven civilians, 3 soldiers killed in DR Congo attack: army

Beni, DR Congo | AFP | Seven civilians and three soldiers were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday when a militia attacked a military post in the restive east of the country, the army said. The attack, in Beni region, was carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Islamist-rooted militia …

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Warnings to DR Congo mount as election deadline looms

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Europe and Africa heaped pressure on DR Congo on Friday, urging it to respect voters’ wishes in key presidential elections as a deadline for unveiling the outcome loomed. Expectations are mounting that electoral overseers will delay publication of provisional results due by Sunday — …

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Six killed in plane crash in DR Congo election flight

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Six people were killed when a plane chartered by DR Congo’s election commission crashed near Kinshasa airport, sources said Friday. The Antonov 26 crashed Thursday as it was about to land after delivering election material to Tshikapa in the centre of the country, a …

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UN Peacekeeping chief honours Tanzanian troops in Zanzibar

Zanzibar, Tanzania | UN | A year on from the brutal killings of 15 United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) paid a visit to some of the victims’ families on Friday, to honour the memory of the soldiers …

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THIS WEEK: UPDF intensifies ADF hunt in DR Congo

THIS WEEK: UPDF intensifies ADF hunt in DR Congo Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has intensified its onslaught on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to rout out the rebel group that …

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Who burned down President Kabila’s residence?

Bukavu, DR Congo | AFP | A residence of President Joseph Kabila was burned down early Monday in a suspected militia attack that killed a police officer in the Democratic Republic of Congo, witnesses said. So-called Mai-Mai armed groups were probably trying to steal goods from the building in Musienene, …

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Family of DR Congo’s first PM robbed, daughter attacked

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The family of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s late independence hero, Patrice Lumumba, said their Kinshasa home was burgled by soldiers on Friday and his daughter Juliana attacked and injured. “Five soldiers managed to get through the barrier” at the Lumumba family residence at 1:00 …

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