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Aaron Ross

25 Mar 2017

Militia fighters decapitate 40 police officers in Congo ambush

KINSHASA Militia fighters decapitated about 40 police officers after an ambush in central Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials said on Saturday, the deadliest attack on security forces since an insurgency erupted in the region last year.

20 Mar 2017

Mass graves in central Congo bear witness to growing violence

TSHIMBULU, Democratic Republic of Congo The increasingly brutal nature of fighting in central Congo between the army and local militia is on vivid display in the village of Tshienke, where the bodies of rebel fighters were dumped into a mass grave last month following intense clashes.

18 Mar 2017

Congo forces targeting civilians, denying peacekeepers access - U.N.

KINSHASA Government forces have targeted civilians, including women and children, resulting in numerous deaths in central Congo this week and are restricting United Nations peacekeepers' access to the area, the country's U.N. mission said on Saturday.

13 Mar 2017

Two U.N. officials of US, Swedish nationality kidnapped in central Congo

KANANGA, Congo Two U.N. officials of American and Swedish nationality have been kidnapped in Congo's Kasai Central province, the Congolese government said on Monday.

08 Mar 2017

Congo risks 50 percent drop in power output due to low rainfall

KINSHASA Power production in Democratic Republic of Congo could fall by nearly half in the next dry season as scarce rainfall has left the Congo River at its lowest level in more than a century, the state generating company said on Wednesday.

04 Mar 2017

Congo opposition party expels top official in sign of infighting

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo's largest opposition party said it expelled one of its leaders on Saturday amid infighting that weakens its effort to force President Joseph Kabila to stick to a deal to step down after an election this year.

03 Mar 2017

Mining royalties Glencore said were for Congo went to Israeli billionaire

KINSHASA Tens of millions of dollars in royalties and signing bonuses that Glencore told an independent transparency board it had paid to Congo's state mining company actually went to a business controlled by Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, advocacy group Global Witness said in a report on Friday.

03 Mar 2017

Mining royalties Glencore said were for Congo went to Israeli billionaire

KINSHASA, March 3 Tens of millions of dollars in royalties and signing bonuses that Glencore told an independent transparency board it had paid to Congo's state mining company actually went to a business controlled by Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, advocacy group Global Witness said in a report on Friday.

20 Feb 2017

Congo must investigate credible reports of atrocities - U.N.'s Zeid

GENEVA/KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo must investigate credible reports of atrocities including summary executions by the armed forces, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said on Monday.

18 Feb 2017

Congo probes video showing apparent massacre by soldiers

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo's government is investigating a video that appears to show Congolese troops shooting dead a group of apparent militia members armed with slingshots and wooden batons, the human rights minister said.

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