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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
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Rwanda: Local made banana brew kills eleven people

– – Rwandan officials have confirmed the death of eleven people in the country’s south eastern district of Bugesera. The eleven were reported to have died after drinking a local brew made from bananas during the Christmas festive season. The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) said four other persons are reported to be in hospital for treatment. Five people have been… Read More
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DR Congo: Meningitis outbreak declared with 129 deaths

– – The World Health Organization has declared an epidemic of meningitis in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. So far 129 people have died from the outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. In a statement it said a total of 261 suspected cases have been recorded with a “high case fatality ratio of 50 percent.” “Confirmatory tests… Read More
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DR Congo: 12 dead; over 4000 sick from toxic leak

– – At least 12 people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of toxic leak. The toxic substances were leaked from a diamond mine in neighboring Angola. About 4,500 people have also fallen sick as a result of the incident in the south of the Country. The country’s environment minister Eve Bazaiba said DR Congo… Read More
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Rebels hack 19 civilians to death in DR Congo

– – At least nineteen civilians have been hacked to death and burnt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The civilians were reportedly killed by Uganda rebels in the DRC. The incident occurred during an attack on the Kasanzi village in the Beni territory of North Kivu. Red Cross workers who went into the bush to search for those missing have so… Read More
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Rwanda to host schoolgirls from Afghanistan

– – The Rwandan government has announced that it is willing and ready to host several schoolgirls from Afghanistan. The takeover of the country by the Taliban fighters has sparked chaos and forcing citizens to flee. A privately run School of Leadership, Afghanistan (Sola) on Tuesday announced that about 250 students, staff and family members were traveling to Rwanda. The… Read More