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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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Uganda pips Rwanda, Champs DR Congo make shock exit

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Title-holders the Democratic Republic of Congo were shock African Nations Championship victims Saturday after being held 1-1 at home by neighbours Congo Brazzaville. The defending champions bowed out on away goals after a goalless first leg of the final round eliminator in Brazzaville last weekend. …

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Nearly 70 prisoners flee in second DR Congo jail break

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  Dozens of prisoners escaped from a jail in Democratic Republic of Congo early Friday, less than 48 hours after rebels attacked Kinshasa’s main prison, freeing their leader and 50 others. “Among the 74 prisoners housed in the dilapidated prison in Kasangulu, 68 escaped,” local …

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New interest in tribal art

An immersion into sculpting that stimulates diverse cultural heritages By Dominic Muwanguzi Joe Nickson is an art dealer with an unusual speciality – tribal art. His IntoAfrica Galleries at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel Gift Shop area and in Luteete, about 7kms from Kampala along Gayaza Road are brimming with masks …

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Exciting week in gorilla world

  When a group of endangered mountain gorillas from the Rwanda side of the Virunga Mountains which had migrated to the DR Congo side returned recently, one group of conservationists was overjoyed – and they showed it in a blog on Dec.5. The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, which protects about …

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