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Cameroon: Outspoken journalist found dead after abduction

An outspoken Cameroonian journalist, Martinez Zogo who was abducted by unidentified assailants has been found dead. His mutilated body was found on Sunday near the capital Yaounde five days after he was abducted, the press union said on Sunday.“Cameroonian media has just lost one of its members, a victim of hatred and barbarism,” Cameroon’s journalists’ trade union said in a… Read More
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DR Congo: 145 passengers missing in boat disaster

At least 145 passengers are reported missing after a boat with goods and animals sank in a river in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Local authorities said that about 55 people survived the disaster which happened on Tuesday night. The boat which was heading for neighbouring Republic of Congo capsized on the Lulonga River near the town of… Read More
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Rwanda to reject refugees from DR Congo

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has said his country will no longer accept people fleeing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. DR Congo has continuously blamed Rwanda for supporting the M23 rebels fighting Congolese armed forces in eastern Congo. The rebel group has captured swathes of territory in recent months. Rwanda has also denied it was involved in the current… Read More
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Floods in Congo’s capital Kinshasa kill at least 120

– – At least 120 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa following heavy rains. The toll may rise, according to Health minister Jean-Jacques Mbungani Mbanda who is quoted by Reuters as saying that 141 dead had ben counted. That number though is now needed to be cross-checked with other departments before further announcement. The… Read More
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Protests break out in eastern Congo over ongoing conflict

– – Protests erupted on Monday in cities of Goma on the DRC side and Rubavu in Rwanda over ongoing conflicts in the area. Police used live ammunition to disperse the protesters who are unhappy with the ongoing war between the Congolese army and the rebel group they claim to get help from the neighboring country of Rwanda. Thousands joined… Read More
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U.N. helicopter crashes in east Congo

– – A United Nations helicopter on Friday crashed while flying over east Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province. The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) confirmed the crash saying the Humanitarian Air Service chopper it was managing went down near the city of Goma. The three crew members on board sustained injuries, according to Reuters reporting. There were no passengers… Read More
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UN livid over the killing of civilians by peacekeepers in DR Congo

– – The United Nations(UN) has expressed outraged over the killing of some civilians in the DR Congo by some peacekeepers. Two civilians died whilst fifteen others sustained injuries when the peacekeepers opened fire at a border crossing. Frustration over what residents see as an inability by the peacekeeping force to stop attacks by armed groups in the region erupted… Read More
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DR Congo buries Patrice Lumumba’s tooth

More than 60 years since he was killed and his body dissolved in acid, the only part of Patrice Lumumba’s body that remained – tooth, has now been buried. The gold-crowned tooth of Democratic Republic of Congo independence was kept by the Belgian policeman who oversaw the disposal of his body. The police officer took the tooth as a trophy… Read More
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DR Congo: New museum prepares to take in Lumumba’s tooth

– – A newly-built mausoleum in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa is getting ready to welcome the gold-crowned tooth of the country’s independence hero Patrice Lumumba. The mausoleum was however designed by a Chinese architect and is about to take in the only known remains of Mr Lumumba. In September 2020, the family of Lumumba received news of… Read More
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Salima Mukansanga is AFCON’s first female referee

– – Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga is the first female to officiate at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament. Mukansanga was part of the officiating team for the group B game between Guinea and Malawi on Monday at Stade Kouekong. She however served as the fourth official on the day – a first for a woman in the men’s game.… Read More