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35 Civilians Slaughtered in DR Congo Christmas Day Attack

35 Civilians Slaughtered in DR Congo Christmas Day Attack

Attacks in villages and fighting between militias killed at least 35 people over the Christmas weekend in North Kivu, a majority Christian area in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The bloodshed began in Eringeti — a town 55 kilometres (35 miles) north of the regional hub Beni, which for two years has been hit by […]

December 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Militia attack kills 34 civilians in Democratic Republic of Congo

Militia attack kills 34 civilians in Democratic Republic of Congo

At least 34 civilians were killed Sunday in ethnic violence in restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said. “The provisional toll is 34 civilians killed,” said local official Joy Bokele, referring to the attack by a Nande ethnicity militia on the Hutu village of Luhanga. “They started by attacking the FARDC (DR Congo military) […]

November 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Thousands of children detained in security clampdown- HRW

Thousands of children detained in security clampdown- HRW

July 28, – In a new report, the US-based rights group documented an increase in the detention of children in six conflict-affected countries: Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Israel and the Palestinian territories, Nigeria and Syria. Thousands of children have been detained and many tortured during security operations carried out in response to […]

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Three members of UN mission kidnapped in eastern DR Congo

Three members of UN mission kidnapped in eastern DR Congo

Apr 24, – “Three members of MONUSCO (the 20,000-strong UN peacekeeping force)… have been kidnapped in Kibumba”, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) north of the provincial capital Goma, the source told AFP. Three members of the United Nation’s peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo were kidnapped in the eastern North Kivu province, a […]

April 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
South African army deploys over immigrant attacks

South African army deploys over immigrant attacks

Apr 22, – The raid late on Tuesday came hours after Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said the army was deployed as a “last resort” after weeks of unrest that have left at least seven people dead. South African authorities arrested 11 men in a raid on a hostel in downtown Johannesburg, officials said Wednesday, as […]

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Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates – WHO

Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates – WHO

Aug 28, – The epidemic in the region, the deadliest since the disease was first discovered in 1976, has killed nearly as many people as all the previous known outbreaks combined. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and “continues to accelerate”, […]

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
UN envoy says flight bans hindering war on Ebola

UN envoy says flight bans hindering war on Ebola

Aug 25, – David Nabarro, a British physician the United Nations has appointed to coordinate the global response to the crisis, was in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown for the fifth day of a tour of the region. The UN’s new pointman on Ebola said Monday the fight against the epidemic was a “war” which could […]

August 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
United Nations accuses Syria Children being used as human shields

United Nations accuses Syria Children being used as human shields

June 12, AP – UN leader Ban Ki-moon said in the report the 26-month-old war in Syria is taking an “unacceptable and unbearable” toll on children with thousands among the death toll. Children are being used as sniper targets and human shields in the Syria war, the United Nations said, in a report that added […]

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