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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.

DR Congo arrests suspected mastermind of UN experts’ murder

A village chief believed to have ordered the killing in March of two UN experts in the Democratic Republic of Congo was arrested on Saturday, a Congolese military spokesperson said.

DR Congo arrests suspected mastermind of UN experts’ murder

A village chief believed to have ordered the killing in March of two UN experts in the Democratic Republic of Congo was arrested Saturday, a Congolese military spokesman said.

Congo president says whoever killed UN experts will be punished

Congolese President Joseph Kabila told world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States of America on Saturday that he would ensure those responsible for killing two UN investigators earlier this year would be punished.

Kabila at UN pledges DR Congo elections but still no date

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila told the United Nations on Saturday that his country is moving towards holding elections but vowed to resist "foreign diktats" on setting a date for the historic vote.

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NCDC: Nigeria exceeds emergency threshold for Lassa fever

With 136 confirmed cases of Lassa fever, 31 death and 22.8 percent fatality rate, the Nigeria Center Disease Control (NCDC), said that Nigeria has exceeded the emergency threshold for Lassa fever.