Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo Newswire

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  1. Future D. Fidel, an actor and playwright, has written his first novel.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | The Age

    He was 13 when rebel soldiers corralled him at gunpoint among a group of villagers on a soccer field after he had tried to hide under a bed. Future D. Fidel was born in Uvira on the northern shores of Lake Tanganyika in the Congo.

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  2. Congolese war tale by Future D. Fidel packs a punchRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | Sydney Morning Herald

    He was 13 when rebel soldiers corralled him at gunpoint among a group of villagers on a soccer field after he had tried to hide under a bed. Future D. Fidel was born in Uvira on the northern shores of Lake Tanganyika in the Congo.

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  3. Hospitals in Congo concerned by growing child malnutritionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 11 | United Methodist Church

    Poor nutrition is becoming a major problem in parts of the Congo due to the displacement of people following violence and natural disasters, according to Dr. Philippe Okonda Akasa, health operations coordinator with The United Methodist Church in East Congo. "We have recorded these cases of poor nutrition in Kibombo, Tunda, Kasongo and Bukavu, where there are hundreds of poorly nourished children who have been registered in the Irambo health area in Bukavu since January 2018," Okonda Akasa said, adding that the near-starvation conditions have led to the deaths of some children.

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  4. DR Congo slammed over 'arbitrary' activist detentionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 2 | Daily Monitor

    The group's lawyer Shabani Lukoo blasted the five activists' "arbitrary" detention by security forces and said they had been tortured. AFP PHOTO The town hall confirmed the attack in the Beni region of the troubled province of North-Kivu.

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  5. .com | DRC slammed over 'arbitrary' activist detentionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 1 | News24

    Supporters of five pro-democracy campaigners held without trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo since December demanded on Friday that the activists be released - or at least face a judge. The group's lawyer Shabani Lukoo blasted the five activists' "arbitrary" detention by security forces and said they had been tortured.

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  6. United Methodist killed during massacre in BeniRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 30 | United Methodist Church

    A United Methodist killed in his home was among 19 people who died in the latest violence in the Beni territory. "Nineteen people have died in fighting between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the so-called ADF in the so-called 'triangle of death' between the localities of Mbau-Kamango and Eringeti in the territory of Beni," said Capt.

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  7. Five Congolese soldiers killed by ADF rebelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 25 | Daily Monitor

    The operation in the Beni region of North Kivu province targeted the Allied Democratic Forces , a militia created by Muslim rebels to oppose Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni which also operates in the DRC. AFP PHOTO On Monday, officials said 10 civilians were shot dead in the regional town of Mbau by ADF militia, some 500 metres from army position.

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  8. .com | 10 militia killed in DRC: armyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2018 | News24

    Ten suspected Ugandan militia members have been killed in an army offensive on a rebel base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the DRC military said on Thursday. The early morning operation in the Beni region of North Kivu province targeted the Allied Democratic Forces , a militia created by Muslim radicals to oppose Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni which also operates in the DRC.

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  9. .com | 20 killed in DRC violence, including wildlife parkRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2018 | News24

    Twenty people have been killed in a flareup of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo , including a fresh attack in the renowned Virunga National Park, officials said Monday. Ten people were killed in the eastern DRC by the Allied Democratic Forces militia, said Jonas Kibwana, administrator of the Beni region in North Kivu province.

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  10. .com | Ten killed by suspected Ugandan rebels in eastern DRCRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2018 | News24

    Ten civilians were killed overnight in a flashpoint area in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in an attack by suspected Ugandan rebels, an official said on Monday. The attack was carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces militia, said Jonas Kibwana, administrator of the Beni region in North Kivu province.

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  11. Burundi:Who is President Pierre Nkurunziza?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | AllAfrica.com

    Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza was named "eternal supreme guide" by his CNDD-FDD party on the eve of the constitutional referendum. A 'yes' vote could keep him in office until 2034.

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  12. Burundi votes on extending president's power until 2034Read the original story

    May 17, 2018 | The Brownsville Herald

    In this Saturday, May 12, 2018 file photo, army soldiers and policemen attend the scene where more than 20 people were killed in their homes in an overnight attack in the Ruhagarika community of the rural northwestern province of Cibitoke, in Burundi. Burundians vote Thursday, May 17, 2018 in a referendum that could keep the president in power for another 16 years and threatens to prolong a political crisis that has seen more than 1,000 people killed and hundreds of thousands fleeing the country.

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  13. Burundi votes to change constitution as violence and fear intensifiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | Iol.co.za

    Burundi votes today on its first referendum on constitutional change in 13 years, as the last one took place in March 2005 and was inspired by the Arusha Accords. The vote could allow President Pierre Nkuruziza to remain until 2034.

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  14. Fearing bloodshed, Burundi faces vote on president's powerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | Greenwich Citizen

    In this Wednesday, May 2, 2018 file photo, Burundians attend a ruling party rally to launch its campaign calling for a "Yes" vote in the upcoming constitutional referendum, in Bugendana, Gitega province, Burundi. Burundians vote Thursday, May 17, 2018 in a referendum that could keep the president in power for another 16 years and threatens to prolong a political crisis that has seen more than 1,000 people killed and hundreds of thousands fleeing the country.

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  15. Burundi to Vote Thursday on Constitutional ChangesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | Voice of America

    Thursday's controversial referendum could extend the president's term in office to seven years and allow him to run for two consecutive terms. In a worst case scenario, rights groups fear the referendum could spark a new Burundian civil war.

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  16. Tension grips Burundi after deadly attack and as referendum approachesRead the original story

    May 16, 2018 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Highlighting the rising tension following a recent deadly attack on a village in Burundi that left 26 civilians dead, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein has expressed concern about a possible upsurge in violence during the run-up to Thursday's controversial constitutional referendum. Ten women and 11 children were among the victims of the attack by unidentified armed men on the village of Ruhamagara, in Cibitoke Province, some 60 kilometres north-west of Burundi's capital Bujumbura at around 10.00 pm on Friday 18 May 2018.

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  17. Tension grips Burundi after deadly attackRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | Scoop

    Highlighting the rising tension following a recent deadly attack on a village in Burundi that left 26 civilians dead, UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein on Tuesday expressed concern about a possible upsurge in violence during the run-up to Thursday's controversial constitutional referendum. Ten women and 11 children were among the victims of the attack by unidentified armed men on the village of Ruhamagara, in Cibitoke Province, some 60 kilometres north-west of Burundi's capital Bujumbura at around 22:00 hours last Friday.

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  18. United Methodists among dead in Congo floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | United Methodist Church

    Nine people have died and thousands of homes and buildings have been destroyed, including five United Methodist schools, two local churches and pastoral homes, after heavy rains and flooding in the Uvira District of Kivu. Among the dead are a United Methodist woman from Sange United Methodist Church and two children from Kasenga United Methodist Church, said the Rev.

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  19. United Methodists who fled insecurity in Congo return homeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2018 | United Methodist Church

    The United Methodist Church of the Kasongo-Samba District is helping those displaced by insecurity in the Maniema province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. "The help we have brought does not mean that we have finished all the needs of those who have not yet returned home," said East Congo Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda.

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  20. Gunmen Kill 26 Days Ahead of Burundi Referendum to Cement President's PowerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2018 | Al Bawaba

    People watch the opposition's campaign against a referendum for constitutional amendment which allows incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza stay in power for another 16 years, in Kabezi, south of Bujumbura, Burundi, May 11, 2018. ) At least 26 people have been killed in an attack by gunmen in a village in northwestern Burundi, says an official, days ahead of a constitutional referendum which could enable President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power for 16 more years.

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