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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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Strong winds drown boat in Lake Albert between Uganda and Congo, 26 dead

At least 26 people died after a boat drowned on Lake Albert on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, officials said. Strong winds caused the vessel to go under water, AFP quoted an official on scene. The boat was carrying about 50 people when the accident occurred. At least […]

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Democratic Republic of Congo declares the end of its 11th Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has officially declared the end of its 11th Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, six months after the first cases of the deadly virus were reported. World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti tweeted: “It wasn’t easy, but we’ve done it!” It had been 42 days since the […]

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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 […]