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U.S. imposes sanctions on Islamist rebels in eastern Congo

1:38am IST

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo The United States imposed sanctions on the leader of an Islamist rebel group and five others on Tuesday for perpetrating serious human rights abuses including mass rape, torture and killings in eastern Congo, the U.S. Treasury said.

U.S. imposes sanctions on Islamist rebels in eastern Congo

1:36am IST

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dec 10 The United States imposed sanctions on the leader of an Islamist rebel group and five others on Tuesday for perpetrating serious human rights abuses including mass rape, torture and killings in eastern Congo, the U.S. Treasury said.

Congo authorities say Ebola survivor falls ill a second time

08 Dec 2019

GISENYI, Rwanda An Ebola survivor has fallen ill with the disease for a second time in eastern Congo, the Congolese health authorities said on Sunday, saying it was not yet clear if it was a case of relapse or reinfection.

Suspected Islamist rebels kill 14 in eastern Congo - local authorities

01 Dec 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Suspected Islamist fighters killed 14 people in eastern Congo on Friday, local authorities said, as a month-long spike in violence complicates efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak.

Fatal attacks on Congo clinics risk resurgence of Ebola epidemic

29 Nov 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo International organizations warned on Friday of a potential resurgence of Ebola in Congo after deadly militia attacks on health centers forced aid groups to suspend operations and withdraw staff from the epidemic's last strongholds.

Four killed in attacks against Ebola response centers in Congo

28 Nov 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Militia fighters in eastern Congo killed four people and injured several others in attacks on two Ebola response centers on Thursday, in what responders described as a serious setback to efforts to contain the epidemic.

Suspected Islamists kill at least 19 in latest east Congo attack

28 Nov 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Suspected Islamist rebels have killed at least 19 people in east Congo, an official said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of attacks causing anger at the perceived inaction of the army and U.N. troops.

Two killed in Congo after protesters torch U.N. buildings over massacre

26 Nov 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Two people were killed in clashes with police in eastern Congo on Monday after protesters in the town of Beni set fire to the mayor's office and several U.N. buildings in anger at a new round of violence by suspected Islamist rebels.

Small plane crashes in eastern Congo, killing at least 27 people

24 Nov 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo At least 27 people were killed, including some on the ground, when a small plane crashed into a densely populated neighbourhood in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, a rescue official said.

Congo spy informant dies while on trial for U.N. experts' killing

22 Oct 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo An informant for Congo's intelligence agency who was on trial for alleged involvement in the murders of two U.N. investigators has died from a long-term illness, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

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