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.
More than 180,000 people were in need of humanitarian assistance in the same northern region which borders Central Africa, which has also been hit by rains and floods in the past month.
The vaccine is supposed to complement the Merck vaccine which has been administered to 250,000 people since the 2018 Ebola outbreak and will be administered to an additional 50,000.
Juvenal Musabimana, also known by his nom de guerre Jean-Michel Africa, killed alongside four of his bodyguards following a firefight in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, army officials say.
Ntaganda, 46, was found guilty in July on 18 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity for acts committed when he was military operations chief at the Union of Congolese Patriots militia in east Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002 and 2003.
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