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6 endangered mountain gorilla park rangers dead, several wounded in Congo ambush

At least six park rangers  died and several others were wounded in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park, a sanctuary for endangered mountain gorillas. The identity of the attackers were unknown, Olivier Mukisya, a Virunga spokesman said. “We confirm this sad news. A group of armed men attacked our positions […]

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20 civilians have died in a village attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

20 civilians died in an attack on a village in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to local authorities. Authorities blamed the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group for the attack, saying its fighters first attacked a rival group of Congolese militia members before killing inhabitants in the village of Lisasa. Local […]

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Five dead in the newest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Five people, including a 15-year-old girl, have died of Ebola in a fresh outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations Children’s Fund said Monday. Nine cases total have been reported, UNICEF said. “Four additional people who contracted the virus — all contacts of the deceased and including the child […]

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Deadly Ebola outbreak strikes the Republic of the Congo

A second outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has struck Congo, even before an earlier outbreak in a volatile eastern region has formally ended. The Congolese health ministry said Monday it had identified six cases of the Ebola virus in Equateur Province, a region along the Congo River on the border with the Republic of […]

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30 dead, hundreds missing after a boat carrying 350 passengers capsizes in Congo lake

Thirty people died and scores of passengers were missing after a boat carrying more than 350 passengers capsized on a lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mayor of town of Innogo in western Congo told reporters that local divers who were leading the search operations found 183 survivors from the site of the […]