Young people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been protesting since Monday against the UN’s failure to prevent a wave of civilian killings by armed groups.
Suspected ADF militia fighters attack Beu Manyama-Moliso village in restive Beni region, killing 23 people, local officials say.
Witnesses and a conflict monitor confirm there are at least 12 dead in the attack, blaming it on the Allied Democratic Forces, which has the reputation of being the bloodiest of the 122 militias which plague the eastern DRC.
Vast and unstable, the Democratic Republic of Congo has never had a peaceful transition of power since gaining independence from Belgium in 1960.
Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday announced a return of Ebola in its troubled east, just three months after authorities declared the end of the country’s latest outbreak.
Officials say militants from Allied Democratic Forces attacked a village in Beni region of North Kivu province, killing at least 12 farmers.
Democratic Republic of Congo's Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba was constitutionally required to resign after being censured by the National Assembly on Wednesday.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s forces were chasing ADF fighters when they found the remains of at least 25 civilians, the administrator of the Beni territory said.
A senior regional official in the eastern Ituri province said "attackers armed with guns and knives killed 21 civilians in Mahagi," which was the deadliest attack in three days.
At least 62 civilians killed in a series of attacks by ADF militants this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say, while an NGO says seven people were killed by Mai-Mai militia in volatile Beni region.
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.
Democratic Republic of Congo recorded 2,382 cases of Ebola, of which 1,606 were fatal, the Health Ministry says.
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