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Five Killed In fresh Congo Fire Disaster.

Five persons have been killed in an early morning fire disaster in the Paco-Island community, Oldest Congo Town, leaving residents in the area in a state of shudder. According to reports, the incident is said to have occurred at about 1:30 a.m. some distance away from the former residence of …

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UN – 800,000 children displaced in Congo conflict

UN says no fewer 800,000 children fled violence in the eastern Congo, where many face being sexually abused or recruited as child soldiers. UNICEF said on Thursday that the Congo was one of the largest displacement crises for children in the world. The agency noted that more than 800,000 children …

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Congolese army launches new operation against Ugandan rebels

The Congolese army on Saturday announced a new operation against armed groups, notably the ADF Ugandan Islamist rebels suspected of murdering 14 UN peacekeepers last month. Army vehicles transported some 300 troops to the operation’s headquarters near Beni in the restive eastern province of North Kivu. Tanks and armoured vehicles …

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The Republic of Congo signs peace deal with “Ninja” rebels

The government of the Republic of Congo on Saturday agreed a ceasefire with rebels in the southeast region of Pool, halting a 15-year conflict that rights groups say has cost dozens of lives and forced tens of thousands to flee. Political violence spiked in the Central African oil producer after …

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DRC: President Kabila recruits M23 rebels to crush protesters – HRW

Senior security force officers in the Democratic Republic of Congo mobilized over 200 former M23 rebel fighters from neighboring countries to quash protests against President Joseph Kabila in December 2016, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Mondat (December 5). Kabila has since strengthened his hold on power …

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Congolese gay man Paul Arduad, reportedly dies of anal cancer

Paul Arduad, a very popular Congo Brazzaville gay Man, described as ‘homosexual’ by news outlets in his country has been reported dead after he lost a long battle with anal cancer. According to reports from a Congolese Blog, Congolese star, Paul was open about being gay, and it’s quite sad that …

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