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Up to 80 people killed by suspected Ugandan rebels in Congo - group

KINSHASA - Suspected Ugandan ADF-NALU rebels have killed between 50 and 80 people in attacks near the eastern Congolese town of Beni, slitting the throats of many of their victims, local sources and witnesses said on Friday.

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WHO declares end of separate Ebola outbreak in Congo 21 Nov 2014

GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Friday that an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo was over after no people showed symptoms for two incubation periods since the last case.

Congo police executed 51 in anti-gang operation - Human Rights Watch 18 Nov 2014

KALEMIE Democratic Republic of Congo - Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused police in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday of summarily executing at least 51 people in an anti-gang operation and of being responsible for the disappearance of at least 33 more.

Congo police executed 51 in anti-gang operation - Human Rights Watch 18 Nov 2014

KINSHASA - The U.S. campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused police in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday of summarily executing at least 51 people in an anti-gang operation, and being responsible for the disappearance of at least 33 more.

Congo army colonel, rebel leader sentenced to death 17 Nov 2014

KALEMIE Democratic Republic of Congo - A military tribunal in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday sentenced to death a senior army officer and a rebel commander he was meant to be fighting, defence counsel and observers said.

Congo crowd kills man, eats him after militant massacres - witnesses 31 Oct 2014

BENI Democratic Republic of Congo - A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels.

Congo, UN troops fire live rounds amid protest against killings 22 Oct 2014

BENI Democratic Republic of Congo - Congolese troops and United Nations peacekeepers fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a U.N. base in the eastern Congolese town of Beni on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said.

African rivalries weaken U.N. hand against rebels in Congo 22 Oct 2014

KINSHASA - Hundreds of Rwandan rebels in eastern Congo are defying a six month ultimatum to disarm, ratcheting up pressure on regional powers and U.N. peacekeepers to eliminate, once and for all, a force at the heart of two decades of conflict.

Gunmen free hundreds of prisoners in east Congo 19 Oct 2014

KINSHASA - Heavily armed gunmen freed some 300 inmates from a prison in eastern Congo on Saturday, the provincial minister of justice said, amid fears over deteriorating security in the mineral-rich region.

U.N. rights official to return to Congo despite expulsion - spokesman 19 Oct 2014

KINSHASA - The top U.N. human rights official in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left the country after the government ordered his expulsion for publishing a report accusing the police of abuses, but a U.N. spokesman said on Sunday he would return.

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Hagel, under pressure, resigns as U.S. defence secretary

WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. | Video