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At least 6 killed, 14 injured in suicide bomb attack at DR Congo restaurant

A suicide bomber attacked a restaurant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s eastern city of Beni, killing at least five people and himself. Officials blamed the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) for Saturday’s attack. The militia is one of the deadliest armed groups in the region and is claimed by the ISIL (ISIS) group as […]

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At least three people killed in plane crash in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

At least three people have died in a plane crash in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) South Kivu province, says the provincial transport minister while another local official says the death toll could be as high as five. The small passenger plane went down in the village of Keisha, about 15km from […]

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At least 22 civilians killed in rebel attack on DR Congo camp for internally displaced

At least 22 civilians have been killed in an attack on a camp for internally displaced people in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Red Cross coordinator Mambo Bapu Mance told the AFP on Monday that 20 people were buried immediately in two common graves, while another two who died of their wounds […]

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At least 16 civilians killed, several missing in eastern DRC village attacks

Attackers killed at least 16 civilians in three villages, according to a monitoring group, in the latest attacks to hit the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). According to the Kivu Security Tracker, who maps violence in the region, said on Thursday the killings occurred overnight in the villages of Mayele, […]

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More than 50 dead, scores missing after boat drowns on Congo River

At least 50 people have died and dozens others are to be believed missing after a makeshift vessel capsized on the Congo River, according to officials. Fifty-one bodies had been from the boat that sank during the night of Monday to Tuesday, and almost 70 are believed to be missing, Nestor Magbado, a spokesman for […]

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3-year-old boy tests positive and dies from Ebola in eastern DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) confirmed a fresh Ebola case just five months after the latest epidemic was declared over. A three-year-old boy tested positive near the eastern city of Beni, one of the epicentres of the 2018-2020 outbreak, and died from the disease, Health Minister Jean Jacques Mbungani said in a statement on […]

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Ndakasi: Mountain gorilla whose photobomb went viral, dies in caretaker’s arms

Ndakasi, a mountain gorilla whose image went viral when she photobombed her caretaker’s selfie, has died at the age of 14. She died on September 26 after a prolonged illness, according to a statement by the Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “It is with heartfelt sadness that Virunga announces the death […]

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Aid workers in Democratic Republic of Congo accused of sexual abuse during Ebola crisis

More than 80 aid workers including some employed by the World Health Organization (WHO) were involved in incidents of sexual abuse and exploitation during an Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an independent commission said on Tuesday. The probe was prompted by an investigation after the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The New Humanitarian […]

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Toxic leak from Angola diamond mine kills 12, leaves 4,500 sick in DR Congo

A toxic leak from a massive diamond mine in Angola killed at least 12 people and left 4,500 sick, a minister in Democratic Republic of Congo says. The leak turned a tributary of the River Congo red and killed huge numbers of fish, which some people ate, said Environment Minister Eve Bazaiba. Reuters reported the mine […]

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ADF fighters killed 57 civilians in displacement camps in eastern DR Congo: United Nations

Fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) group killed 57 civilians in displacement camps in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on May 31, the United Nations said on Friday, voicing outrage at the gun and machete assaults. “On May 31, ADF simultaneously attacked displacement sites and villages near the towns of Boga […]

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Mount Nyiragongo Volcano: Fear of looting grips though DR Congo’s Goma city

The fear of looting has been gripping through the eastern DR Congo city of Goma, whose inhabitants fled last week after warnings from the dreaded Mount Nyiragongo volcano could be on the verge of a catastrophic second eruption. Several cases of homes and stores being looted after the exodus have been reported, although the phenomenon seems […]

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Mount Nyiragongo: Goma volcano crater ‘continues to collapse’ triggering 61 earthquakes in 24-hour period

Seismologists in the Democratic Republic of Congo reported 61 earthquakes in a 24-hour period on Saturday around the Mount Nyiragongo volcano, which erupted a week ago. The details were outlined in a daily report prepared for the government by the Goma Volcanic Observatory (GVO). It explained that the volcano’s crater “continues to collapse, which contributed […]