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US urges UN to investigate DRC murders

United Nations, United States | AFP |  The United States on Monday urged the United Nations to establish a special investigation into the murder of two UN experts who had been gathering evidence of mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo. US Ambassador Nikki Haley, in Geneva for meetings …

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KABILA: I did not promise to hold elections this year

Kabila says he never ‘promised’ to hold elections in DR Congo Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Saturday said he had never “promised anything” about whether to hold elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, seeming to back away from a deal to hold a vote …

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Two arrested with 24.8kg of ivory in Kasese

Two arrested with 24.8kgs of ivory  in Kasese District Police in Kasese has arrested two men in possession of  24.8kg of ivory  worth sh9.6 million. Police say three other suspects are still at large. Bwambale Kalambi 32 and Moses Mumbere 35, all Ugandan Citizens from Kasese District, were this week arrested …

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DRC, Uganda discuss Albertine security and economic development

Mahagi, DRC | MoFA UG |  Uganda and neighbors DRC are meeting to resolve trans-boundary conflicts affecting the Albertine region. Focus of the 3-day meeting that started on Monday will be on how citizens in the border region can best use the resources that Lake Albert and Edward provide. The meeting will also focus …

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All about the new Ebola outbreak

World Health Organisation confirms several dead in DR Congo The World Health Organization has confirmed an Ebola outbreak in a remote forested part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first in that country since 2014. By May 12, at least nine people were suspected of being infected, and three …

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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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