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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.

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Military investigates after South Sudan villagers claim gang rape by soldiers - bishop 19 Feb 2017

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Two top officials in South Sudan's military courts resign, rebuke government 18 Feb 2017

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Congo probes video showing apparent massacre by soldiers 18 Feb 2017

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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