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Monkeypox outbreak declared in eastern DR Congo

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | The government of Maniema, a province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), officially declared Thursday the monkeypox outbreak. With 191 monkeypox cases, including 24 deaths, reported since September 27, 2021, Afani Idrissa Mangala, the acting governor of Maniema, declared in a statement the outbreak …

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UPDF urges ADF rebels to seek amnesty

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People Defence Forces-UPDF has urged Allied Democratic Forces-ADF rebels in the Eastern parts of DRC to accept an offer for amnesty. Last week, the UPDF launched joint air and artillery attacks with their DRC counterparts, against the ADF cells particularly in Ituri and …

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Unapproved UPDF deployment to DRC will cost Uganda highly: NUP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP has warned that the “illegal” deployment of Ugandan troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo without Parliament’s approval will cost the country highly. On November 30th 2021, UPDF issued a statement indicating that together with their counterparts of the DRC army, …

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UPDF, FARDC conduct civil military sensitization

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF troops together with FARDC have for the last two days been involved in community engagements to bridge the gap following the successful launch of ” Operation Shuja” in the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. The air force and artillery power of the …

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ADF pursuit will only end after their defeat – Gen. Muhanga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The military operation launched against the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF in the Democratic Republic of Congo will only come to an end when the group is completely defeated, the UPDF has announced. Early this week, the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF and the DRC forces launched a …

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Amnesty International speaks out on UPDF operation

Beni, DRC | THE INDEPENDENT | Amnesty International is calling for  the protection of civilians and adherence to international humanitarian law as the governments of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) launch a joint military operation against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels. The Ugandan army announced on …

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