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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

Congo president calls for arrest of wanted warlord

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — In a marked turnaround, Congo’s president called Wednesday for the arrest of a notorious ex-warlord and army general, who has been allowed to walk freely despite an international indictment, an official said. Bosco Ntaganda is accused of using child soldiers for fighting in Ituri, in northeastern Congo, from 2002 to 2003. He was first indicted on… Read More