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‘Islamist ADF rebels’ free 900 inmates in DRC jail break

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More than 900 prisoners have escaped from a jail in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Beni city after suspected Islamist rebels attacked the facility, officials...
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Congo gold miners scour rubble for bodies after cave-in

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Informal gold miners in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo scoured rubble on Saturday for more than 50 colleagues presumed dead after a mine collapsed under...
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Congo army says Islamist militia kills 20 in east

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Agence France-Presse Islamist militants killed at least 20 people during attacks on three villages in eastern Congo, the army and a local administrator said. The...
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Suspected Islamist militants kill 13 in eastern Congo villages

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Suspected Islamist militants killed 13 people during raids on two villages in eastern Congo, the army and a village chief said, the latest in a...
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Plane carrying four passengers crashes in DR Congo

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A plane carrying four passengers crashed late on Thursday in dense forest in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said. The plane, thought to be...
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Congo soldier shoots dead 12 in drunken rampage

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A soldier shot dead 12 people and injured nine others during a drunken rampage in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday evening, regional authorities...
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DR Congo’s Joseph Kabila prowls the political sidelines

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Officially, he stepped down in January 2019, retiring after 18 years at the helm of the biggest country in sub-Saharan Africa. But nearly 18 months...
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Congo replaces sanctioned army chief with deputy also sanctioned for rights abuses

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Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has appointed a new head of the army to replace General John Numbi, state television said on Friday....
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WHO: 19 potential coronavirus vaccines currently in clinical trials

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Flickr The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there are 19 potential COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials globally. WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville,...