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At least 47 drown fleeing clashes in northwestern Congo

At least 47 people drowned when their boat capsized as they fled clashes between soldiers in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo and armed men who had crossed the border from neighbouring Congo Republic, a provincial governor said on Friday.

Five likely mass graves found in Congo borderlands

United Nations investigators have discovered five probable mass grave sites in eastern Congo’s Ituri province where an outbreak of ethnic violence has killed at least 263 people, a U.N. peacekeeping mission said.

ISS: Organised crime threatens Uganda’s thriving gold trade

Gold has become one of Uganda’s top exports, but multiple questions surround this glittering trade. On 20 February, Uganda celebrated a year since it officially launched East Africa’s first gold refinery. Inaugurated by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in the lakeside town of Entebbe, the US$15 million African Gold Refinery has since elicited a number of concerns.

SADC looking at DR Congo and Lesotho

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is today putting the DR Congo and Lesotho under the microscope in an effort to resolve at least some of the problems the two troubled states are in.

Botswana president urges Kabila not to stand again

Botswana’s new leader urged President Joseph Kabila not to stand for re-election in DR Congo’s long delayed presidential poll, saying he has been in power longer than expected.
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