Lake Kivu

By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Apr 13th, 2013
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As the G8 discusses sexual violence in the DRC, perpetrators and victims speak out about mass rape in Minova. Pete Jones in Minov, The Guardian, Congo: an army sergeant who says he was ordered to rape by his commanding officer. Photograph: Fiona Lloyd-Davies In a small house on a hill overlooking Lak...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Dec 3rd, 2012
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DR Congo troops have entered the eastern mining city of Goma, two days after rebel M23 fighters withdrew in line with a regionally brokered deal. But the rebels have warned they will retake the city, if the government fails to meet their demands within 48 hours. The rebels’ lightning capture of...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Nov 22nd, 2012
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On his first full day as a master of the city of Goma and its 800 000 fearful inhabitants, Colonel Vianey Kazarama of the M23 insurgents did his best to sound reassuring “We Congolese have begun our liberation,” he told a gathering of policemen the morning after his rebels had defied the ...
By benim
In Central Africa
May 24th, 2011
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Three people were reportedly killed on Monday by armed men in Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). Credible sources told Xinhua that the figure brought the number of slain people in the region to 10 in the past single week. Witnesses said a driver...
By benim
In Central Africa
May 4th, 2011
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Kinshasa – Seven bodies were found on Wednesday two days after a boat sank on the Kasai River in central Democratic Republic of Congo, with scores of people still missing, authorities said. “So far, we have retrieved six bodies and one was swept away by the current and could not be pulled...
By benim
In Central Africa
May 4th, 2011
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Kinshasa – The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday dismissed its transport minister for failing to prevent deadly boat accidents that have left dozens dead or missing. The ex-minister, Marie-Laure Kawanda, was “dismissed for not being able to ensure that regulations ...
By benim
In Central Africa
May 2nd, 2011
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KINSHASA, Congo – An overcrowded boat capsized Monday in Congo, witnesses said, leaving at least 106 people missing in the latest transportation tragedy in this vast Central African country of jungles and huge rivers. The boat carrying passengers and merchandise sank on the Kasai River in Kasai-Occid...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 25th, 2011
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At least 35 people have been reported missing in Lake Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo after their boat capsized, ship owners in the region said Monday. The vessel sank on Sunday night near Minova in the Kalehe territory, 45km from Bukavu, capital of Sud Kivu province, with about ...