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Twenty bodies have been recovered from a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a ferry blaze, local officials said Saturday.

20 bodies recovered from DR Congo river after ferry blaze

Twenty bodies have been recovered from a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a ferry blaze, local officials said Saturday.

Banditry thrives in Katsina despite amnesty – senator

The Senator representing Katsina Central Senatorial District, Kabir Abdullahi, has lamented the rising cases of banditry in the state despite the amnesty recently granted the bandits by the state government.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20198

Katsina killings: Senate seeks federal government’s intervention, relief materials for victims

The Senate on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to halt kidnappings and killings by armed bandits in some communities in Katsina State.

50 killed in train derailment in DR Congo

Fifty people were killed early Thursday when a train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the minister for humanitarian action, Steve Mbikayi, said in a tweet.

Dozens feared dead in Congo boat accident

At least 12 people were killed in a boat accident in Congo’s Central Kasai province and 50 more are presumed dead, an official said on Tuesday.
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WHO vaccinates 1.2 million against cholera in DR Congo

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it has embarked on the biggest oral vaccination against cholera in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

DR Congo train derailment kills 24, mostly children, near Kananga

At least 24 people have been killed and 31 injured in a train accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to police and medical services.

Security beef up as bandits sustain attacks on Katsina communities

Ahead of the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections, armed bandits have continued to terrorise a number of communities in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Bandits kill 11 villagers, army captain in Katsina, Niger

Armed bandits killed 11 villagers and an Army Captain in a series of attacks across communities in Katsina and Niger State in the past few days, according to a report.
Aminu Masari

Governor Masari condoles community over killings by bandits

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State, on Monday paid a condolence visit to Kasai village, in Batsari Local Government Area of the state, over killings by bandits in the area.
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Thirteen killed after DR Congo jailbreak – prison chief

Thirteen people were killed in a jailbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region, the head of the prison said Saturday.
Felix Tshisekedi

Catholic bishops endorse election of DR Congo’s Felix Tshisekedi

Some Catholic bishops in the Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday endorsed the election of Felix Tshisekedi as the new president, splitting with bishops in the rest of the country.

Elections: UN cautions DR Congo against ‘excessive use of force’

Deadly pre-election violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sparked by police reportedly firing live ammunition at opposition supporters, has been condemned by the UN’s rights chief, Ms Michelle Bachelet.

Trial of 24 in Congo over killings of UN experts resumes

The trial of 24 people, including a former intelligence agency informant, suspected in the killings of two UN sanctions monitors in 2017 in central Congo resumed on Monday after a 10-month suspension, defence lawyers said.

Five killed in DR Congo plane crash

Five people burned to death after a small passenger aircraft crashed on Friday in southern Democratic Republic of Congo near the border with Angola, a local official said, giving a provisional toll.

UN rights body decries DR Congo abuses, sends follow-up mission

The UN Human Rights Council voiced alarm on Friday at serious violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive Kasai region, and agreed to send experts to assess whether Kinshasa is making recommended changes.

Minister: DR Congo wants UN mission to leave in 2020

The Democratic Republic of Congo wants the UN mission to leave the country in 2020, Foreign Minister Leonard She Okitundu said on Tuesday, following a UN Security Council vote last week extending the peacekeepers' mandate for another year.

Kinshasa disputes estimates of displaced people in DR Congo

Around 230 000 people have been driven from their homes in Democratic Republic of Congo, the government estimated on Friday, a vastly different figure from the reports of humanitarian groups in the conflict-torn country.

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