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16 Aug 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • On August 1, Beni declared an outbreak of Ebola epicentred in Mangina.
  • The Congolese health ministry said Wednesday the death toll in the east had reached 42 out of 66 probable and confirmed cases.
  • Ebola causes serious illness including vomiting, diarrhoea and in some cases internal and external bleeding.

BENI, DR Congo

First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them.

11 Feb 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Thousands of Congolese nationals fleeing fighting have arrived in Hoima District in western Uganda.

  • Conflict has erupted in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), security officials said.

VIOLENCE

They refugees were reportedly fleeing tribal fighting between the Bagegere and the Lendu, while others were running away from areas where UPDF soldiers were fighting ADF rebels.

18 Aug 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • A fisherman's camp was engulfed by part of a mountain after heavy rains caused a landslide.

  • A doctor at the nearby Tshomia Hospital, Herve Isamba, said they were treating four people injured in the landslide.

  • Fishing on Lake Albert is one of the main occupations in Ituri, which borders Uganda

BUNIA

A landslide has swept over a fishing village on the banks of a lake in the northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, killing 40 people, a regional official said Thursday.

06 Sep 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Mr Mame said prices on the shore have dropped from Sh180 to Sh120 per fish due to the high supply that was not met with demand due to limited market.
  • Trade assessment report by Indian Ocean Commission indicates that on average, DRC imports 89,000 tonnes of fish annually to meet her domestic consumption. Most of this comes from Lake Turkana.
  • An average of 15,000 kilograms of fish were consumed in Nairobi and 6,000 in Kitale last month.

By BEATRICE BII

15 Nov 2013 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • More than 65 asylum seekers who had camped at the Kitale police station after escaping attacks by rebel groups in Congo and Burundi have been taken to the Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana.

  • A UNHCR agent John Bororio said the agency was searching for part of the group said to have taken a different route.

  • “The rebels killed my father and mother on separate days on grounds that they had defied their directive and accepted government jobs,” said Mutombo who sustained injuries during his escape.

14 Mar 2013 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By ZADOCK ANGIRA zangira@ke.nationmedia.com
Posted Thursday, March 14 2013 at 03:22

Government officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are sneaking into the country disguising themselves as refugees to track down on their citizens who have fled the country.