UN mission MONUSCO spokesman said a "rapid intervention force" of peacekeepers was dispatched to the area in the morning.
Belgium has started facing its colonial past by removing tributes to King Leopold II in its cities, who is widely seen as contributing to the murder of at least 10 million people in what is today’s Democratic Republic of Congo.
The 60-page report by the London-based rights group details how Egypt’s Supreme State Security Prosecution, or SSSP, has become increasingly central to Abdel Fattah el Sisi’s sweeping crackdown on dissent.
As US diplomacy stagnates, China has expanded its diplomatic network in a bid to increase its global influence.
Citizens of Beni and Butembo have lashed out at the perceived failures of the Congolese authorities and UN to quell a notorious armed group. The unrest is feared to impact the Ebola outbreak as WHO evacuates 49 Ebola staff out of Beni.
Three of the city’s 26 districts were especially hit, causing widespread chaos and damage.
Fatalities occur as torrential rains trigger landslides in Lemba district of capital Kinshasa, officials giving provisional death toll say.
The former French colony in the Sahel region of Africa, Niger, is looking to rid its national anthem of any remnants of French colonisation.
French Defence Minister Florence Parly said an investigation has been opened to determine the exact circumstances of the accident.
Residents reacted in anger after suspected rebels killed eight people in an overnight raid. Dozens of civilians have been killed in massacres since the Congolese army launched an offensive against rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces
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The airline, local company Busy Bee, said there were 16 passengers and two crew members on board the plane that crashed into a residential neighbourhood in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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