South Kivu

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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
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Jul 11th, 2012
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I spent the last twenty days of June in the Congo. Most of that time, I visited people and communities at grass root level. In brief, I went to Fizi – Baraka – Uvira – Bukavu – Kalehe – Minova – Goma. All by road. I ended my trip in Kinshasa, trying to wrap with […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 26th, 2012
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Rival armed groups in Congo’s eastern provinces are targeting each other’s families, killing children, women and the elderly in some of the country’s worst violence in years, officials said on Friday. The fighting, which UN agency UNICEF says has cost up to 80 lives since early May,...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 14th, 2012
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Kinshasha – Seven United Nations peacekeepers in Congo were wounded when gunmen opened fire at a protest in the east of the country on Monday, a UN spokesperson said. There were no details on the condition of the peacekeepers. An unspecified number of other peacekeepers in the contingent were i...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 13th, 2012
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila’s chief adviser was killed and his finance minister injured in an airplane crash near the eastern town of Bukavu on Sunday, government officials said. The accident, the latest in a country with one of the world’s worst air safety record...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 31st, 2012
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Kinshasa – A provincial official in the Congolese province of South Kivu says a plane has crashed after take-off and there is no news of the passengers on board. Laban Kyalangalilwa, the minister in charge of transportation in South Kivu province, said on Tuesday the plane took off from the cit...
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Jan 10th, 2012
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KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) January 10, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — MONUSCO strongly condemns the attacks on civilians by armed groups in several remote villages in Shabunda territory of South Kivu Province. During 1 and 4 January 2012, MONUSCO received reports that about 45...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 6th, 2012
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Some 45 civilians were massacred in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo but Congolese troops sent to the area killed four of the Rwandan rebels thought to have been responsible, the Congolese army said on Thursday. The civilian killings took place on Monday and Tuesday in remote villages in the terr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 5th, 2012
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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s army says Rwandan Hutu rebels have killed about 45 people in the eastern province of South Kivu. Army officials said Thursday that the rebel Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) attacked the Shabunda area twice this week. The attacks were appa...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 5th, 2012
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Kinshasa – At least 26 people have been killed and 13 wounded so far this year in two attacks by Rwandan Hutu rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an army official said on Wednesday. The attacks – blamed on the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) – t...