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UN sets sights on exit strategy for DR Congo peacekeeping mission

United Nations, United States | AFP |  The UN Security Council agreed Friday to extend the huge peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo until December to allow time for a withdrawal plan to be drawn up. The council unanimously adopted a French-drafted resolution that asked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres …

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South Sudan ex-rebels release UN hostages in DR Congo

United Nations, United States | AFP |  South Sudanese former rebels on Tuesday released 16 UN staff after holding them hostage for several hours in a camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN official said. About 530 former rebels from South Sudan are living in the Munigi camp, …

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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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