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DR Congo

UN condemns DR Congo protest crackdown

The United Nations condemned an “unlawful and unjustified” crackdown by Congolese security forces on anti-government protests that killed at least 47 people, a report said.

UN warns of humanitarian catastrophe in DR Congo

Humanitarian needs caused by conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo doubled over the last year and a cash shortage is the “largest single impediment” for a proper response, the UN humanitarian chief said.

UN making progress in stamping out sexual exploitation and abuse

The number of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by personnel serving with the United Nations dropped from 165 in 2016 to 138 last year, according to the latest report by the UN Secretary-General on implementing a zero-tolerance policy for these crimes.

Ethnic clashes continue in DR Congo

At least 40 people were killed in the last 48 hours in ethnic violence in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo between Hema cattle herders and Lendu farmers, local civil society leader Jean Bosco Lalu told Reuters.

Exiled DR Congo leader will return home by June

Exiled Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi said he would return home by June to lodge his candidacy for a presidential election in December to succeed Joseph Kabila.
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