22 Feb 2021

Italian ambassador to DR Congo killed in UN convoy attack

Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed in an attack in the east of the country. Luca Attanasio died in a hospital on Monday at 43 years old after the United Nations convoy he was travelling in was fired upon near Goma. The UN convoy belonged

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20 Oct 2020

DR Congo jail break: ‘Islamist ADF rebels’ free 1,300 inmates

The Allied Defence Forces, an Islamic extremist group, has allegedly freed over 1,300 inmates from a jail in the city of Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo. According to officials, Islamist rebels attacked the facility and were able to free all of the inmates except 100. The ADF likely launched the

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19 Apr 2019

ISIS claims first attack in DR Congo, saying it killed soldiers near Uganda border

Islamic State on Thursday carried out an attack on a Congolese army base close to the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda, the terror group claimed, saying ISIS fighters killed 3 Congolese soldiers. This would be the first time ISIS has struck in the DRC. The

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11 Feb 2019

Ebola death toll in DR Congo passes 500, vaccinations proving successful

Although the number of cases continues to grow and the number of deaths have passed 500, the vaccination program against the ongoing ebola outbreak in the North Kivu province of the DRC is proving successful, according to health workers. 76,525 people have reportedly been vaccinated, preventing what the government health

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10 Jan 2019

DR Congo presidential election: Outcry as Tshisekedi named winner

Opposition figure Felix Tshisekedi has been named winner of the recent presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The country’s powerful Catholic Church, the only truly nation-wide institution, has stated that the announced results do not match polling data collected by its 40,000 election monitors. The announced runner

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