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Militants kill at least 12 in eastern Congo attack

Militiamen killed at least 12 people during an attack on displaced civilians in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a military spokesperson said on Monday, and some local groups said the death toll was much higher. Fighters from the CODECO militia raided the village of Drodro on Sunday night, killing …

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Dozens killed in fuel truck accident in DR Congo

The fuel truck collided with a crowded bus near Kibuba village about 80km from the capital, Kinshasa, police said. Thirty-three people died in a horrific collision between a fuel truck and a crowded bus in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the weekend, police said. The victims were engulfed by …

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DR Congo activates evacuation plan for Goma as lava from erupting volcano devours roads & houses

The Democratic Republic of Congo has initiated evacuation measures in the eastern city of Goma, which sits dangerously close to the erupting Mount Nyiragongo. The flowing lava has been destroying roads and houses on its path. “The evacuation plan for the city of Goma has been activated,” Communications Minister Patrick …

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36 dead after heavy rain pounds DR Congo capital

Thirty-six people died in DR Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, after overnight torrential rains, with some swept away by landslides, a top city official said Tuesday, giving a provisional toll. “The (provincial) interior minister has just advised of a toll of 36 dead. The search (for survivors) is continuing. The loss, in …

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