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Unfinished history: 60 years after the murder of DRC hero Lumumba

Lubumbashi - A lonely statue of DR Congo's independence hero Patrice Lumumba marks the spot where he was assassinated 60 years ago on Sunday, weeds encroaching on the unfinished and largely forgotten roadside memorial.

DR Congo hoteliers bet on luxury in troubled east

Goma - The new five-star Serena Hotel in the city of Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, has more than 100 luxury rooms and all of the amenities: a conference centre, restaurants, spas and a gym.

Dozens killed in eastern DR Congo, ADF militia blamed

Beni - Around three dozen people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled east, local officials said Tuesday, blaming the notorious ADF militia which has slaughtered hundreds of civilians over the past year.

Around 50 feared dead in DR Congo mine flooding

Bukavu - About 50 people are feared dead after an artisanal gold mine flooded in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after torrential rain, a provincial governor said Saturday.

Ebola cases rise in new DR Congo outbreak

Mbandaka - The Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo's northwest is growing, according to health officials, sounding the alarm weeks after the country officially declared an end to a separate Ebola epidemic which claimed over 2,000 lives.

Militia ambush kills 11 in DR Congo's troubled Ituri region

Bunia - Gunmen killed 11 people including military and local officials in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Sunday, an ambush attributed to a militia accused of a string of massacres.

Nobel winner Mukwege quits local DR Congo virus team over problems

Bukavu - Nobel winner Denis Mukwege on Wednesday said he had resigned as head of a coronavirus taskforce in an eastern province of DR Congo, blaming organisational problems, outpaced strategy and slow testing.

Uproar as Uganda pursues plan to dam waterfall in national park

Ndaro - The boat edged as close as possible to the deafening surge of water roaring over Murchison Falls, giving tourists a hair-raising shot of one of Africa's awesome and terrifying natural spectacles.

Suspect in DR Congo murder of UN experts arrested

Kananga - One of the main suspects in the murder of two UN experts probing mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been arrested after a three-year manhunt for the militia chief, officials said Sunday.

ADF militia kills dozens in eastern DR Congo

Beni - Dozens of civilians have been killed in eastern DR Congo in the latest of a string of massacres by the notorious ADF militia, a UN source and a local NGO told AFP on Wednesday.

Coronavirus fails to halt conflict in DR Congo's powder-keg east

Goma - Coronavirus has swiftly gained status as the world's No. 1 threat but in eastern DR Congo, one of Africa's most volatile regions, militia killings and ethnic violence are an older and -- for now -- far greater source of dread.

Five dead hostages found after eastern DR Congo massacre

Beni - Five hostages taken by an armed group that killed 10 people in eastern DR Congo this week have been found dead, a local official said Wednesday.

Attack kills 15 in eastern DR Congo

Beni - Fifteen people have been killed in the eastern DR Congo region of Beni, where hundreds have died in militia violence since November, a local official said Wednesday, giving a provisional toll.

Militia attack kills 20 in eastern DR Congo

Beni - Militants killed 20 people, most of them hacked to death, in Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern Beni region in the latest attack by an armed group blamed for massacres that have sparked angry protests.

Rebels kill 22 in eastern DRCongo: local officials

Beni - Islamist rebels hacked to death at least 22 civilians, 13 of them women, in an overnight raid in the DR Congo's troubled Beni region bordering Uganda, local officials said Sunday.

Beleaguered DR Congo rainforest attacked on all sides

Kisangani - Lush rainforest covers millions of hectares of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a central part of Earth's natural defence against global warming -- but it is under severe threat from a perfect storm of mismanagement and corruption.

Crowd in DR Congo lynches two people as UN envoy visits

Beni - A crowd in eastern DR Congo on Saturday lynched two people they suspected of being members of a militia blamed for the killing of more than 100 civilians over the past month, an AFP journalist said.

DR Congo buries 27 massacre victims as anger mounts

Beni - The Democratic Republic of Congo town of Oicha on Friday buried 27 victims of the latest massacre in the country's volatile east, with hundreds paying homage while lashing out at security forces for failing to stop attacks.

Nineteen killed by suspected militia in troubled east DR Congo

Beni - Nineteen people were killed Wednesday in eastern DR Congo by a suspected group blamed for massacres that have sparked deadly protests against the United Nations' peacekeeping mission, the UN said.

Protestors storm UN camp in DR Congo after militia massacre

Beni - Protestors stormed a UN peacekeepers' camp near the eastern DR Congo town of Beni on Monday, angered by failures to curb a notorious armed group that killed eight civilians overnight, an AFP reporter said.
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