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DR Congo

ISS: DRC’s flawed elections will probably go ahead

Martin Fayulu, one of the main opposition candidates in the upcoming Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) elections, arrived back in Kinshasa this week for the first time since the seven key opposition leaders met in Geneva two weeks ago to elect a unity candidate.

DRC intelligence and army not part of UN monitor killings

An informant for Congo’s intelligence service and an army colonel denied involvement in the killing of two UN sanctions monitors last year, the prosecutor in the case said.

Twelve Congolese soldiers killed in clashes this week in Ebola-hit east

Twelve Congolese soldiers were killed alongside seven U.N peacekeepers in clashes with militias on Wednesday in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola-hit east, government spokesman Lambert Mende said.

MONUSCO base mortar-bombed

Mortar bombs were fired at a UN peacekeeping base and gunfire could be heard in Democratic Republic of Congo city Beni, an area which has seen a surge in fighting with rebel groups, two sources said.

Report claims IS funding for DR Congo rebel group

An Islamist rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo received money from a financier linked to Islamic State, suggesting tentative ties between the Congo insurgents and other jihadists in Africa and beyond, a report said.
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