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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 […]

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Mount Nyiragongo Volcano: Seismic activity indicate threat of more lava burst, thousands evacuate Goma

Tens of thousands of people are trying to escape the Congolese city of Goma after authorities issued an evacuation order warning that the Mount Nyiragongo volcano could erupt again. At least 31 people have died and 30,000 were forced to flee their homes when the volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) first […]

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Mount Nyiragongo Volcano: Tremors rock east DRC, raising fears of fresh eruption

Nyiragongo volcano have rocked the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the death toll from a recent eruption that left hundreds of families displaced rose to 32. Days after Africa’s most active volcano roared back into life, tremors were shaking the region every 10 to 15 minutes on Tuesday. Cracks several centimetres wide […]

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At least 15 killed in Mount Nyiragongo volcano eruption in DR Congo’s Goma city

At least 15 people were killed after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo volcano located on the outskirts of Goma city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), authorities said. Government spokesman Patrick Muyaya said that 15 people were killed while fleeing following the explosion on May 22. Nine people were killed in a truck […]

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Mount Nyiragongo: DR Congo orders Goma evacuation after large volcano eruption

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo launched an evacuation plan for the eastern city of Goma after a large volcano erupted. Lava burst from Mount Nyiragongo into the night sky forming a thick orange cloud over Goma, which has a population of two million. Thousands of panic-stricken residents were fleeing, many on foot. The […]

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Thirty people sentenced to death in DR Congo after one-day trial

Thirty people were sentenced to death in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after a one-day trial for their role in anti-police violence marking the end of Ramadan in the capital. A policeman was killed in Kinshasa on Thursday as rival Muslim groups fought over the right to mark the end of Ramadan at […]

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200 killed, 40,000 displaced in armed attacks in DR Congo since January: UN report

Over 200 people were killed and an estimated 40,000 were displaced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since January this year in attacks by armed groups affiliated to ISIS (ISIL), the United Nations said. The UN refugee agency reported on Friday an “alarming increase” in attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in eastern […]

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Italian ambassador to DR Congo killed in an attempted kidnapping ambush

Luca Attanasio, Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed in an attack after the convoy he was travelling in came under fire on the country’s east side. The convoy reportedly belonged to UN’s World Food Programme (WFP). An Italian military police officer travelling with the envoy and a Congolese driver were also […]

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Boat carrying 700 people capsizes in DR Congo, dozens dead

At least 60 people drowned to death and hundreds went missing after a boat carrying 700 people capsized in the Congo River in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a government official. Steve Mbikayi, minister for humanitarian action said the boat sunk near the village of Longola Ekoti, in Mai-Ndombe province on […]

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11 killed in gunfight between army and rebels in DR Congo’s second largest city

Four security forces and one civilian were killed as separatist rebels attacked two military camps in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s main mining centre of Lubumbashi, the city’s mayor said. Lubumbashi Mayor Ghislain Robert Lubaba Buluma told the AFP news agency on Sunday that six of the rebels were gunned down in the attacks. […]