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Pro-Kabila candidate Shadary unveils platform for DR Congo polls

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  President Joseph Kabila’s chosen successor on Monday unveiled his platform ahead of a landmark election in the Democratic Republic of Congo next month. Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary set out an $86 billion (75 billion euro) five-year development plan for the sprawling central African country. Making his first public remarks …

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Soldier kills five mourners in DR Congo shooting

Tshikapa, DR Congo | AFP | A soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo attacked a congregation of mourners, shooting dead five people and injuring ten others, police sources said Sunday. The motive of the shooter was unclear, they said after the overnight attack in the city of Tshikapa in …

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DR Congo Ebola response efforts resume in Beni after clashes: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Efforts to fight a deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s restive eastern Beni region have resumed after a brief suspension following clashes, the World Health Organization said Sunday. “On Sunday, all activities have re-launched, including vaccination,” the UN health agency said in …

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Seven Ugandan fishermen shot dead by Congolese militia

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Suspected Congolese militiamen shot dead seven Ugandan fishermen and wounded another on Lake Albert, which straddles the two countries’ border, police said Sunday. Uganda’s deputy police commander in the region Amos Muhindo said the gunmen opened fire on the fishermen as they went to retrieve …

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Sixteen Ebola WHO staff evacuated amid DR Congo clashes

Beni, DR Congo | AFP | The World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday that 16 staff members have been temporarily evacuated from DR Congo’s restive eastern city of Beni after a shell hit the building they were staying in. The incident occurred in the Ebola-plagued region during clashes between UN …

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DR Congo Ebola response effort suspended in Beni after clashes

Beni, DR Congo | AFP | Efforts to fight an Ebola outbreak in DR Congo’s restive eastern Beni region were suspended Saturday after clashes just a “few metres” from a local emergency centre and the hotels of several response teams, the health ministry said. UN peacekeepers from the MONUSCO mission …

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Eight UN peacekeepers killed in eastern DR Congo

Beni, DR Congo | AFP | Eight United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an operation against a rebel militia in eastern DR Congo, the UN Security Council said on Thursday. One Tanzanian and seven Malawian peacekeepers were killed, the council said, raising the toll from an earlier count. The deaths …

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UN ‘increasingly alarmed’ by fighting in eastern DR Congo

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The UN has sounded the alarm over fighting in eastern DR Congo, warning that violence, which is unfolding alongside an Ebola outbreak, could hamper next month’s elections. Leila Zerrougui, head of the UN stabilisation mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUSCO, said the …

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