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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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Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo

A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29. Of the 37 cases of haemorrhagic fever…
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Nearly 70 prisoners flee in second DRC jail break

Dozens of prisoners escaped from a jail in Democratic Republic of Congo early on Friday, less than 48 hours after rebels attacked Kinshasa's main prison, freeing their leader and 50 others. "Among the 74 prisoners housed in the dilapidated…
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Red Cross finds 115 bodies in CAR town

Red Cross workers have found 115 bodies in Central African Republic's diamond-mining town of Bangassou after several days of militia attacks, the president of the aid group's local branch said on Wednesday. The battle for control of the…
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