DR Congo

UN base attack ramps up security fears for vulnerable civilians in eastern Congo

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Communities live in fear after three years of brutal killings that have left at least 800 dead and displaced 180,000

Fiston Mahamba
Freelance journalist based in Beni, eastern DRC

What international news there has been from the Democratic Republic of Congo recently has centred on the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe in the south-central Kasai region. But the killing of at least 14 Tanzanian UN peacekeepers last week turned the spotlight momentarily onto the country’s eastern North Kivu province.

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