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LRA rebels kidnap dozens of civilians in DR Congo: UN

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Nearly 100 people have been kidnapped in northeast DR Congo during an attack blamed on Uganda’s rebel Lord’s Resistance Army, the United Nations said Wednesday. Lieutenant-Colonel Martin Amouzou Codjo, spokesman for the UN’s MONUSCO peace mission in DR Congo, said the suspected LRA members …

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DR Congo opposition politician to be quizzed over mercenaries

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Opposition politician Moise Katumbi will appear before a prosecutor in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday over government allegations he recruited foreign mercenaries. Katumbi — who plans to run against President Joseph Kabila in elections due this year — has been summoned by …

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DR Congo opposition politician seeks UN protection

Lubumbashi, DR Congo | AFP | Opposition politician Moise Katumbi said Thursday he has asked the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo for protection a day after announcing he was running for president. “I sent a letter to the (UN mission) MONUSCO seeking their protection because I am …

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