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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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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 […]