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DR Congo ex-warlord gets life term for war crimes

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A former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo was sentenced Monday to life in prison for war crimes and mass rape, a decision...
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21 dead in new DR Congo massacre by ADF militia

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At least 21 people have been killed in a massacre suspected to have been committed by militants from the Islamist ADF group in conflict-wracked northeast...
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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’s civil aviation chief suspended over Google internet balloon flight

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DR Congo’s civil aviation authority chief has been suspended after authorising a Google internet balloon to overfly the territory “without notifying the government,” an official...
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Thousands rally to support Congo’s threatened Nobel Laureate

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A city in eastern Congo has rallied in support of Denis Mukwege, the Congolese Nobel Laureate who received death threats in recent weeks after he...
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DR Congo’s albino wrestling hero Alphonse Makiese dies at 54

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Alphonse Mwimba Makiese, DR Congo’s wrestling champion, who campaigned for fellow albinos facing stigma, was lauded Monday for his work fighting discrimination following his death...
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DR Congo militia kills 12 in Beni region

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File Photo Twelve people have been killed over three days by a notorious militia in the troubled Beni region of eastern DR Congo, where the...
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Seven killed in DRC ethnic clashes

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File Photo Seven persons were killed and 17 wounded in ethnic clashes over land rights in Kasai, a vast region in central Democratic Republic of...