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Thousands of children displaced by Kasai violence

An estimated 850,000 children have been forced to flee fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai provinces, the UN's children's agency Unicef says. This makes it one of the world's "largest displacement crises" for children, it…
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UN names experts to probe DRC massacres

The United Nations named three international experts on Wednesday to investigate atrocities in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, some of which have involved government troops. Experts from Senegal, Canada and Mauritania…
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Wanted Congolese warlord surrenders to UN forces

One of Democratic Republic of Congo's most notorious warlords, Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, wanted for alleged crimes against humanity, surrendered to UN peacekeepers on Wednesday, the UN mission in Congo (Monusco) said. Sheka's militia, Mai-Mai…
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Fresh militia attack in CAR kills 2 peacekeepers

Suspected Christian militiamen killed two Moroccan peacekeepers from the United Nations mission in Central African Republic on Tuesday, the mission said, in the second deadly attack on Moroccan forces this week. The peacekeepers were…
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AFP journalists seized by DRC military

Two Agence France-Presse (AFP) journalists were briefly detained and maltreated in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa on Tuesday by three men who presented themselves as military intelligence officers. After arriving to…
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