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DR Congo

US urges restraint in DR Congo

The US State Department has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to protect civilians affected by violence in the country’s east and urged its security forces to refrain from excessive force.

Hundreds massacred in DR Congo army/militia power struggle

Congolese army commanders orchestrated a wave of massacres killing hundreds between 2014 and 2016 as they vied for influence with anti-government insurgents in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a new report said.

Burundi refugees die in clashes With DRC security forces

At least 30 Burundian refugees were killed in clashes with Congolese security forces over plans to send some home, a Reuters witness and local activists said.

Tear gas used to disperse DR Congo opposition supporters

Police fired tear gas to disperse supporters of Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition chief gathering in the capital amid tension over election delays keeping President Joseph Kabila in power, a Reuters witness said.

U.N. Security Council members urge new probe into killings of DRC monitors

Several members of the U.N. Security Council called on U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday to establish an international investigation into the murders of two U.N. investigators in Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this year.
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