Congolese security forces thwart rebel attempt to seize mining hub

Pro-independence rebels tried to seize strategic buildings in the Congolese mining hub of Lubumbashi overnight, beheading two policemen and killing a soldier before security forces repelled the incursion, regional authorities said on Saturday. Democratic Republic of Congo‚Äôs second-largest city is the capital of the mineral-rich southeastern province of Haut-Katanga, where mining companies such as Ivanhoe … Continue reading Congolese security forces thwart rebel attempt to seize mining hub