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DR Congo: General strike to oust Kabila begins

Kinshasa has started observing ghost towns initiated by the opposition to force Kabila to quit power. Close to eight million residents have been advised to stay at home by shutting down businesses and bringing public services to a halt. Many Congolese believe the political environment is so tensed for them …

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DR Congo’s telecoms operator orders ‘technical blockage’ of abusive photos

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s telecoms regulator has ordered service providers to take technical measures to curtail the spread of abusive images through the use of social media. The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the Congo (ARPTC) in a communication on Monday said the move was in the interest …

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Dozens killed in ethnic violence in eastern Congo

More than 50 people have been killed in clashes between ethnic groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, three local aid workers said on Sunday, the largest death toll in fighting between the two groups for months. Violence has raged across much of Congo this year, killing hundreds and …

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2 Catholic priests kidnapped in eastern Congo

The National Episcopal Conference of Congo, CENCO, says gunmen kidnapped two Catholic priests in an area at the centre of over two years of massacres by unknown assailants. According to CENCO, the two priests, Charles Kipasa and Jean-Pierre Akilimali, were taken from Our Lady of the Angels parish in Bunyuka, …

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Five Congo rangers killed in joint army operation to rescue U.S. journalist

Five park rangers were killed in a joint operation with the army to rescue an American journalist and three park rangers, who went missing in a wildlife reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Sunday. Unidentified gunmen attacked the group late on Friday in the …

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27 dead, 54 missing in DR Congo boat sinking

At least 27 people have perished and 54 are missing after an overcrowded boat sank in a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said Sunday. Most of the victims of the tragedy on the Kasai river were students on holiday, local administrator Jacques Mbila said. The …

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