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German bank caught in DRC colonial land dispute

Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP | A German state-owned bank has found itself at the centre of a battle in the Democratic Republic of Congo over agricultural land dating back to the Belgian colonial period, AFP learned Monday. Representatives from nine communities in the DRC last week called on DEG …

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At least 10 stowaways dead as DR Congo train derails

Bukavu, DR Congo | AFP | At least 10 stowaways were killed and 24 were injured when a freight train derailed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said Sunday. Rehema Omari, stationmaster in the town of Samba near where the accident occurred on Friday, said the …

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DR Congo opposition picks joint presidential candidate

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Seven opposition leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday picked little known lawmaker Martin Fayulu as their joint candidate for key and long delayed presidential elections at the end of December when Joseph Kabila stands down after ruling the country for 18 years. …

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ADF Rebels kill six, kidnap five in east DRCongo

  Beni, DR Congo | AFP |  Suspected Ugandan rebels killed six people, hacking one woman to death, and kidnapped five others — mostly children — in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s restive east, officials said on Sunday. Officials blamed the two attacks in Beni near the country’s border with …

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Death toll tops 200 in DR Congo Ebola outbreak

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to more than 200, the health ministry said on Saturday. The ministry said it had recorded 201 deaths from the virus and that 291 cases have been confirmed since …

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US names new envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes

Washington, United States | AFP | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday named a scholar who once called for the disintegration of the Democratic Republic of Congo as the new US envoy to Africa’s Great Lakes region, tasked with encouraging stability in the conflict-ridden area. J. Peter Pham, now …

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Ebola prevention measures ‘positive impact’ in DR Congo

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | New measures taken to combat an Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have had a “positive impact”, but the virus remains dangerous and unpredictable, the World Health Organization and United Nations said Thursday. Since the outbreak began in August, 191 people …

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DR Congo troops kill 17 militia in troubled Kasai

Kananga, DR Congo | AFP | Seventeen members of an insurgent group in the central DR Congo region of Kasai were killed Wednesday and others captured in an army ambush, police said. Local police captain Desire Bidwaya said Thursday the prisoners were being held at army headquarters pending their transfer …

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Rebels kill at least seven civilians in eastern DRCongo: army

Beni, DR Congo | AFP | Rebels killed at least seven civilians and abducted 15 others, including children, in fresh overnight raids in the far eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civilian and military sources said Sunday. Fighters of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) staged two raids Saturday night in the …

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