Doctors Without Borders said more than 687,500 displaced people were now living in camps or with host families where MSF treated at least 11,220 children suffering from malnutrition, 2,310 victims of sexual violence and 1,980 wounded.
The complaint filed on behalf of 14 families from Democratic Republic of Congo against Tesla, Apple, Alphabet Inc, Microsoft and Dell Technologies says the companies allowed forced labour that led to the death and injury of their children.
The Congolese rights group said that rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces had killed at least 43 people since Friday in and around Beni, the epicentre of the ongoing Ebola epidemic.
Many Rwandan refugees continue to refuse returning home despite a UN decision to terminate their refugee status. They fear state reprisals but Kigali says only those with 'criminal records' aren't returning.
Fatalities were caused by police firing on protesters in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A senior UN official responded to the protests and attacks against peacekeepers and Ebola health workers, saying they were planned, organised and funded.
The victims were hacked to death by a notorious militia group with machetes in Oicha, about 30 kilometres from the city of Beni, a local official said.
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.
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.
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
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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