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EAC regional force commander in DRC resigns

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Major General Jeff Nyaggah, overall Commander of the East African Community (EAC) Regional Force deployed under a peace mission in North Kivu province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has resigned citing aggravated threats to his safety. In a resignation letter dated April 27, 2023, …

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EAC armies pose new risks in DR Congo

Expert reports warn of weak links, mission creep Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The Eastern African Community Regional Force (EACRF) deployed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo seems to be the fastest growing movement in the region. But the presence of additional armed personnel in an area crawling with numerous …

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FDC asks for justification for Ugandan troops in DR Congo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) tasked President Museveni and Parliament to explain how Uganda will benefit from the deployment of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Last week UPDF soldiers led by Col Michael Walaka Hyeroba were …

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ADF kills nine in eastern DR Congo attack

Beni, DR Congo | AFP |  Nine civilians were killed on Sunday in the eastern DR Congo region of Beni in another attack blamed on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia, according to local sources. The attackers fled after a gunfight with army troops, according to Anthony Mualushayi, a regional …

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DRC’s first coronavirus case confirmed in Kinshasa

  Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  The DR Congo confirmed its first coronavirus case in the capital Kinshasa, the third most populous city in Africa, the health ministry said on Tuesday. The patient is a Belgian citizen who has been in the country for several days, Health Minister Eteni …

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