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DR Congo

DRC official hails UN de-mining work as ‘priceless’

The work of the United Nations in de-mining land provides ‘priceless’ security, a local official in the DRC said, as the world body handed over a strip of land cleared of mines along a runway in the vast African nation’s north.

LRA group motives unclear as terror campaign expands

The Ugandan rebel group Lord's Resistance Army is increasingly venturing out from its new base in the Democratic Republic of Congo into neighbouring South Sudan and the Central African Republic, expanding what was already a untransnational conflict.

DRC sees $600 mln IMF boost

The Democratic Republic Congo expects to secure within days some $600 million (R4726 million) of International Monetary Fund support aimed at bolstering its economy, its central bank chief told Reuters yesterday.

Africom supports US initiative in the DRC

The US Africa Command has been asked by the US Department of State to assist the US government's efforts in the DRC to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence in the DRC.

UN blue helmets help in deadly attack in east of DRC

The UN peacekeeping operation in the DRC is providing medical assistance to the victims of a deadly attack by armed militiamen in a mine-rich area in the strife-torn east of the country.
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