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News24.com | Bodies of 17 people fleeing violence found in DRC lake.

The bodies of 17 civilians apparently fleeing violence in the troubled North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo were found in Lake Edward, a local official has said .

- News24.com - ZA

DR Congo: UN agency urges Government to protect refugees after tragic killings.

The United Nations refugee agency is urging the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to ensure protection for refugees and asylum-seekers following last week's shooting incident in Kamanyola in which at least 39 people were killed and 94 injured.

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News24.com | Dozens killed after DRC soldiers open fire on Burundi refugees.

The Democratic Republic of Congo government has opened an inquiry, after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens. Watch for more.

- News24.com - ZA

17 bodies found in DR Congo eastern border lake.

Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sep 19 - The bodies of 17 civilians apparently fleeing violence in the troubled North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo were found in Lake Edward, a local official said Tuesday. The civilians “drowned trying to flee clashes between the Mai-Mai and soldiers from the ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

UN Secretary General condemns killing of Tanzania peace keeper.

The Secretary-General of the United Nation U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the killing of a Tanzanian Peace Keeper peacekeeper serving with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 17 September in Mamundioma, in North Kivu province

- TheCitizen - TZ

Govt yet to receive official communication about Tanzania peace keeper.

The government hasn't received official communication on the killing of a Tanzanian soldier serving with the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo .

- TheCitizen - TZ

Why were 39 Burundian refugees shot dead in the Congo?.

There are various accounts of Friday's protest, in which a 10-year-old girl was among those killed. Here's what we know.

- Al Jazeera - QA

17 bodies found in DR Congo east border lake.

The bodies of 17 civilians apparently fleeing violence in the troubled North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo were found in Lake Edward, a local official said today.

- Zee News - IN

U.N. peacekeepers pressed to do more with less as further cuts loom.

JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI - On June 29, Maman Sidikou, head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo, received a cable from headquarters in New York in which his bosses laid out in no uncertain terms that the world's largest peacekeeping mission had to make cuts, and fast.

- Reuters - US

Some African countries risk getting hit with sanctions for their 'friendly' dealings with North Korea.

James Akena/ReutersNorth Korea has had friendly relations with many African countries since the anti-colonial struggles of the 1960s, which it supported. Several African countries risked getting slapped with sanctions and trade restrictions for their dealings with North Korea. Tanzania, Uganda, Angola, Democratic Republic ...

- Business Insider - US

Study on African mediation highlights the significance of the mandate.

In Africa mediation mandates are typically contained in resolutions passed by the UN the AU or sub-regional bodies that attempt to resolve conflicts. Tiksa Negeri/ReutersEvery mediation to resolve a major conflict in Africa is based on a mandate that shapes the process and outcome of peacemaking. This is true of mediations ...

- The Conversation - UK

UN says 1 Tanzanian peacekeeper killed in Congo, 1 injured

The United Nations mission in Congo says a peacekeeper has been killed amid fighting in Beni territory in the country's North Kivu province.

- Stars and Stripes - US

News24.com | In DRC's wounded heart, voting drive offers hope for peace

After more than a year of bloodshed, faint hopes of peace are starting to stir in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

- News24.com - ZA

Locked in Power Struggle, Congo Army, Militia Massacred Hundreds

Congolese army commanders orchestrated a wave of massacres that killed hundreds of people between 2014-2016 as they vied for influence with anti-government insurgents in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a new report said on Monday. The report by the Congo Research Group at New York University is the most ...

- Voice of America - US

DR Congo opens inquiry into killing of dozens of Burundian refugees

The UN's MONUSCO peacekeeping mission in the country had said Saturday that at least 36 refugees were killed in the violence in Kamanyola on Friday, in which a Congolese soldier also died

- Daily Monitor - UG

36 Burundian Refugees Are Shot Dead in Congo

The Burundians had fled political violence at home but died in a clash with soldiers, according to the U.N. and a civil society group in Congo.

- International NY Times - US

Children getting increasingly caught up in growing violence in Congo's Kasai region

Congo's Kasai region is the latest deadly hotspot in the vast Central African country that has had violent rebellions for decades. Once again, children are ...

- The Japan Times - JP

News24.com | DRC opens inquiry into killing of dozens of Burundian refugees

The Democratic Republic of Congo says it has opened an inquiry after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens.

- News24.com - ZA

French journalist released from Turkish prison is relieved to be back in Paris

The journalist's release is welcome news but there are still at least 160 Turkish journalists who remain behind bars. Turkey's free press record is abysmal, lagging behind authoritarian regimes in Belarus and the Congo.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan: A tale of two elections

Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan are very rich countries in terms of natural resources. The two countries as well have never known any transfers of power from one president to another through peaceful means; tragedies in forms of war/rebellion, deaths/assassinations lead to a change of guard at the apex of ...

- TheCitizen - TZ

More cities in the DRCongo get satellite-enabled high-speed connectivity

Luxembourg Sep 15, 2017 SES Networks' longtime customer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo , Gilat Telecom, has expanded the satellite capacity under contract with SES Networks in the country, now topping more than 3.0 Gbps. Gilat has been providing Kinshasa, the capital and largest city in DRC, with expansive internet ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Children Flee, Fight Amid Congo's Growing Kasai Violence

Congo's Kasai region is the latest deadly hotspot in the vast Central African country that has had violent rebellions for decades. Once again, children are among the most vulnerable victims. Well over 1 million people have fled the fighting that began a year ago when Congo's military killed the regional tribal leader of the ...

- Voice of America - US

Children flee, fight amid Congo's growing Kasai violence

About 440,000 children in the Kasai region could not complete their schooling last year, largely due to the violence and insecurity, UNICEF says.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Children flee, fight amid Congo's growing Kasai violence

Congo's central Kasai region is the latest deadly hotspot in the vast Central African country that has had violent rebellions for decades.

- The Daily Star - LB

Congolese Security Forces Kill 36 Burundian Refugees

Congolese security troops killed at least 36 Burundian refugees and injured more than 100 others during confrontations Friday over plans to return some of the refugees to their home country, officials and local activists said. Soldiers and police opened fire as the refugees tried to free some of their compatriots in ...

- Voice of America - US

Dozens of Burundi refugees killed in clashes with DR Congo forces

At least 36 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces who allegedly fired indiscriminately at protesters, the United Nations envoy to Congo said Saturday.

- France24 - FR

36 Burundi refugees killed in clashes with Congo forces: UN

At least 36 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces who allegedly fired indiscriminately at protesters, the U.N. envoy to Congo said Saturday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

DR Congo security forces shoot dead Burundi migrants

The UN says 37 people killed as they took part in a protest against plans to send them home.

- BBC - UK

DR Congo forces kill at least 36 Burundi refugees

'Overwhelmed' troops shot at refugees who were protesting against plans to be sent home, official says.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Dozens of Burundian refugees killed in DR Congo

Interior ministry official Josue Boji said troops had tried to disperse the refugees by "firing in the air but were overwhelmed" when the group responded by throwing stones

- Daily Monitor - UG

Congolese troops shoot dozens of Burundian refugees in DRC

Thousands of Burundi refugees have fled their country to the DRC in order to escape violence. Yet across the border, clashes with Congolese security forces have left some refugees dead.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

36 Burundi refugees killed in clashes with Congo forces: UN

- Townhall.com - US

The Latest: UN: 36 Burundi refugees killed in Congo clashes

The Latest on the killing of Burundian refugees in Congo : 6:40 p.m.

- FOX News - US

UN refugee agency 'shocked' by killings in eastern DR Congo

Expressing shock and sadness over the violent death of numerous Burundian nationals – among them likely refugees and asylum seekers – in Kamanyola town, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo , the United Nations refugee agency called for an investigation into the incident.

- UN - INT

Troops kill 18 Burundian refugees in DR Congo: officials

Troops shot dead 18 Burundian refugees in clashes in Kamanyola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials in the eastern province of South Kivu said Saturday, giving what they said was a provisional toll.

- TheCitizen - TZ

DR Congo security forces shoot dead Burundi 'refugees'

More than 30 were killed during a protest against plans to send them home, activists say.

- BBC - UK

News24.com | At least 34 Burundian refugees killed by DRC forces, official says

An official says Congolese forces have allegedly shot and killed at least 34 Burundian refugees in an area near Burundi's border.

- News24.com - ZA

Congo forces shoot dead at least 18 Burundi refugees

The coordinator of the U.N. Communications Group in Congo, Florence Marchal, confirmed a provisional death toll of 18, with 50 others wounded.

- The Hindu - IN

Congolese Security Forces Kill at Least 18 Burundian Refugees

Congolese security troops killed at least 18 Burundian refugees during confrontations Friday over plans to return some of the refugees to their home country, officials and local activists said. Soldiers and police opened fire as the refugees tried to free some of their compatriots in Kamanyola, a town in the eastern ...

- Voice of America - US

Refugees From Burundi Killed in Congo, Activists Say

At least 34 Burundians who had fled political violence at home were killed in a clash with soldiers, according to a civil society group in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

- New York Times - US

Troops kill 18 Burundian refugees in DR Congo

A refugee said that more than 30 had been killed and at least 100 wounded.

- Daily Nation - KE

Sources: Congo security forces kill at least 18 Burundian refugees

KINSHASA, Sept 16 — Congolese security forces killed at least 18 Burundian refugees during clashes over plans to send some of them home, local activists and a diplomatic source said. Police and soldiers opened fire as the refugees protested...

- The Malay Mail - MY

DR Congo forces kill at least 18 Burundi refugees

'Overwhelmed' troops shot at refugees who were protesting against plans to be sent home, official says.

- Al Jazeera - QA

34 Burundian refugees killed by Congo forces, official says

An official says Congolese forces have allegedly shot and killed 34 Burundian refugees in an area near Burundi's border.

- FOX News - US

Congo forces shoot dead at least 18 Burundi refugees: UN

- Townhall.com - US

Congo security forces kill at least 18 Burundian refugees: Sources

Congolese security forces killed at least 18 Burundian refugees during clashes over plans to send some of them home, local activists and a diplomatic source said. 

- Zee News - IN

Troops kill 18 Burundian refugees in DR Congo: Officials

Around 36,000 are in DR Congo, mainly in the overcrowded camp of Lusenda, in the east, or several transit camps.

- Zee News - IN

Bulgaria has Climbed 14 Places and is Among the Top 40 in the FIFA Rankings

Bulgaria's national football team has climbed 14 places in FIFA's monthly ranking and is now 38th, according to BGNews. This month, Petar Hubchev's players recorded a victory and a loss in the world qualifiers for the World Cup in Russia next year. At the National Stadium the "Lions" made a historic victory over Sweden 3:2, ...

- Novinite - BG

Journalist Michael Kavanagh Discusses Congo Reporting at William & Mary

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:00PMWilliamsburg, VAUnited StatesMichael Kavanagh, Stephanie Hanes, Stephen SapienzaPulitzer Center grantee talk part of multi-day campus visit, which includes working with the Pulitzer Center-William & Mary Sharp Writer-in-Residence Program.

- Pulitzer Center - US

Civilians 'direct targets' as conflict spreads in Central African Republic

Source: Inter Press Service Country: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo The level of anger and hatred has reached unprecedented levels in the country, as witnessed by the rebel forces use of rape as a systematic weapon of war.By Lindah Mogeni UNITED NATIONS, Sep 14 2017 - Rape, ...

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