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UN helicopters rescue Machar troops in DRC forests

United Nations, United States | AFP | The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has transported more than 100 supporters of South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar to health facilities for emergency medical treatment, the UN said Wednesday. The rebel fighters had crossed into the DRC and “were …

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Three dead in protests after DR Congo massacre

Beni, DR Congo | AFP |  Three people, including a policeman, were killed Wednesday in clashes in a town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after a massacre sparked angry accusations of security failures by the government, local officials said. Several hundred people rallied on the main street of …

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ADF: 36 killed in troubled east DR Congo

Goma, DR Congo | AFP | At least 36 people have been killed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said Sunday, calling it a massacre in revenge for military operations in the area. Three days of national mourning have been declared following Saturday night’s mass killing, the …

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DRC’s Kabila in Uganda for meeting with Museveni

Joseph Kabila is in Uganda today for a summit with President Yoweri Museveni, government spokesman Ofwono Opondo has confirmed. The meeting, that is expected to have security in the region on the agenda, is being held at Mweya Safari Lodge in western Uganda. While no details have been provided, the …

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Congo opposition chief demands elections by end 2016

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Congo’s veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi on Sunday called for elections to be held this year and for President Joseph Kabila to step down as scheduled on December 20. Tensions have been growing in the mineral-rich but troubled state over fears that Kabila, in …

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