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Congo rejects UN-led Kasai investigation

emocratic Republic of Congo's justice minister said on Monday that his government would not admit an independent investigation into violence in its Kasai region which has been called for by a top U.N. human rights official. The U.N. Human…
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Kagame picked by his party as August candidate

Rwanda's ruling party has chosen longtime President Paul Kagame as its candidate for the August election. Kagame has ruled the East African nation since 2000. He was elected unopposed Saturday by Rwandan Patriotic Front members. He is…
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DR Congo jailbreak frees 900 inmates

Eleven people were killed when militants attacked a prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo and freed more than 900 inmates, officials say. The governor of North Kivu province said the attackers had used heavy weapons in the raid on the…
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Deutsche Welle Burundi reporter freed by DRC

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle on Monday announced that its Burundian correspondent, arrested on accusations of spying in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week, had been freed. Antediteste Niragira was detained by Congolese…
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