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Six killed as rebels hit army posts near Lake Edward

  Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  At least three soldiers and three civilians have been killed in a rebel attack on the shores of Lake Edward in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s restive east, civilian and military sources said Friday. “We have three dead (soldiers) and four wounded,” an …

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UN discovers five likely ‘mass graves’ in DR Congo

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | A UN report said Thursday what appears to be five mass graves have been discovered in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where recent intercommunal violence has killed more than 260 people. The UN’s joint office for human rights has identified five “probable mass graves” …

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Six killed in DR Congo violence flareup

Bunia, DR Congo | AFP | Six civilians were killed in attacks in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo where violence has claimed at least 130 lives since December, a local official said Saturday. Since late last year, scores of people have been killed in a flareup of clashes involving the …

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DR Congo survivors recount nightmare of ethnic massacre

Bunia, DR Congo | AFP | The assailants were methodical. They came in waves. First came the ones who killed. Then came the ones who torched homes. And finally, the ones who looted anything of value. Ahead of them, terrorised villagers fled for their lives — the latest victims of …

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Murders touch off riots in DR Congo’s gold-rich northeast

Kisangani, DR Congo | AFP |  Protesters angered by a string of unsolved murders threw up roadblocks and mobbed government offices in three days of riots in the restive gold-rich Ituri region of Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials said Monday. The trouble erupted Saturday in the town of Mahagi …

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