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01 May 2018 description

In February police killed at least five refugees and injured 20 at the camp after protests over cuts in food rations turned violent

By Clement Uwiringiyimana

KIGALI, April 30 (Reuters) - Rwandan police fired teargas on Monday at refugees and injured at least one child after senior police officers and government officials visiting their camp were pelted with stones, the refugees said.

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28 Apr 2018 description

by Reuters
Friday, 27 April 2018 16:15 GMT

The latest clashes began on Monday

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 27 (Reuters) - At least 47 people drowned when their boat capsized as they fled clashes between soldiers in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo and armed men who had crossed the border from neighbouring Congo Republic, a provincial governor said on Friday.

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24 Mar 2018 description

by Media Coulibaly | Reuters
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 11:36 GMT

MWENE DITU, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 21 (Reuters) - The guns have fallen silent in the Congolese town of Mwene Ditu, but each day starving children arrive at the small hospital there battling for their lives.

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03 Mar 2018 description

by Reuters
Friday, 2 March 2018 17:55 GMT

Tensions between the two groups have largely laid dormant since a 1998-2003 war, but have flared again in recent months due to disputes over land

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 2 (Reuters) - Ethnic clashes between Hema herders and Lendu farmers in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri province have killed more than 40 people, local officials said on Friday, in the second such incident in a month.

21 Feb 2018 description

Around 2,000 people from the 17,000-strong Karongi camp in western Rwanda marched out of the camp to protest a 25 percent cut in food rations

By Clement Uwiringiyimana

KIGALI, Rwanda, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Congolese refugees in Rwanda said soldiers shot at them and wounded at least two people on Tuesday as the refugees tried to march out of their camp in protest at a cut in food rations.

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12 Nov 2017 description

At least 46 children, some as young as 18 months, were raped near the village of Kavumu between 2013 and 2016

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Eighteen people, including a provincial lawmaker, went on trial in eastern Congo on Thursday for the rapes of dozens of children, victims' rights activists said.

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31 Oct 2017 description

GENEVA, Oct 30 (Reuters) - President Joseph Kabila has agreed to help aid reach a region of the Democratic Republic of Congo where ethnic conflict has spawned a humanitarian emergency, the head of the U.N.'s World Food Programme said on Monday.

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31 Oct 2017 description

KINSHASA, Oct 30 (Reuters) - At least four civilians and a police officer were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday in clashes between security forces and protesters demanding the departure of President Joseph Kabila this year, Human Rights Watch said.

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23 Sep 2017 description

Thousands of people have been killed and more than one million forced to flee homes in eastern DRC since the start of an insurrection nearly a year ago

LUSAKA, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government forces have been killing civilians in an insurgency-hit region, prompting the latest influx of refugees into northern Zambia, a senior U.N. official said, citing accounts of asylum seekers.

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22 Sep 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 22 September 2017 13:09 GMT

LUSAKA, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Zambia fears a looming humanitarian crisis after more than 6,000 refugees fleeing turmoil in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) entered its territory in one month, the presidency said on Friday.

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20 Sep 2017 description

by Reuters
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 10:15 GMT

ABIDJAN, Sept 20 (Reuters) - At least 10 people have died and another 92 are missing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo due to flooding after torrential rains caused a river to overflow its banks, a local official said on Wednesday.

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16 Sep 2017 description

Burundian refugees killed during clashes over plans to send some of them home

By Patient Ligodi

KINSHASA, Sept 16 (Reuters) - At least 30 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces over plans to send some of them home, a Reuters witness and local activists said on Saturday.

Police and soldiers opened fire as the refugees protested over the plan in the town of Kamanyola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, the activists told Reuters.

21 Aug 2017 description

DAKAR, Aug 18 (Reuters) - A landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo likely killed more than 200 people, based on estimates from the number of households submerged, the vice governor of affected Ituri province said on Friday.

The landslide struck the village of Tora, on the shores of Lake Albert, a seismically active zone in the western Rift Valley, on Thursday.

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07 Aug 2017 description

Violence has raged across much of Congo this year, killing hundreds and displacing millions amid a political crisis

KINSHASA, Aug 6 (Reuters) - More than 50 people have been killed in clashes between ethnic groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, three local aid workers said on Sunday, the largest death toll in fighting between the two groups for months.

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12 Jul 2017 description

by Reuters
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:02 GMT

KINSHASA, July 12 (Reuters) - The United Nations has identified an additional 38 probable mass graves in Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region, it said on Wednesday, bringing the total to at least 80 since the outbreak of an insurrection last August.

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07 Jul 2017 description

By Aaron Ross

KINSHASA, July 6 (Reuters) - A Democratic Republic of Congo court convicted seven soldiers on Thursday for the murder of suspected militia members in the country's insurrection-ravaged Kasai region.

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26 Jun 2017 description

More than 3,000 people have been killed in fighting between government forces and militia fighters

KINSHASA, June 26 (Reuters) - Congolese authorities have identified 10 more mass graves in a region where the military and militia fighters accuse each other of summary executions and burials.

The 10 new graves announced by the military on Monday bring to 52 the total number of such sites found in the Kasai region since the start of an insurrection last August by the Kamuina Nsapu militia which wants the withdrawal of military forces from the area.

22 Jun 2017 description

Several students sitting exams wounded in an explosion at a school

By Aaron Ross

KINSHASA, June 22 (Reuters) - At least 12 people were killed in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo in heavy firefights between the army and militia fighters on Thursday, and several students sitting exams were wounded in an explosion at a school, local activists said.

20 Jun 2017 description

Church officials have accused militia of killing hundreds of people, destroying four villages and attacking church property

KINSHASA, June 20 (Reuters) - Congolese security forces and a militia fighting them have killed at least 3,383 people in the central Kasai region since October, the Catholic church said on Tuesday, in the most detailed report to date on the violence.

Church officials, citing their own sources in the remote territory bordering Angola, said the army had destroyed 10 villages as it sought to stamp out an insurrection.

16 Jun 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 16 June 2017 14:26 GMT

UN has reported a surge this year in LRA abductions of girls and boys around the ages of 12 or 13

By Tom Miles

GENEVA, June 16 (Reuters) - The outlawed Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has stepped up attacks in Democratic Republic of Congo close to the South Sudanese border as a U.S.-supported regional task force pulls out, the U.N. humanitarian office said in a report on Friday.