Officials say carcasses of six big cats were found in Queen Elizabeth National Park, with most of their body parts missing and surrounded by dead vultures, suggesting poison was at play.
The massacres have become more frequent since the army launched an offensive in October 2019, forcing the ADF to break up into smaller, highly mobile units, say experts.
A vaccination drive was launched last week, but as with past outbreaks, people in the region doubt the existence of Ebola and reject measures aimed at checking its spread, including not to touch sick people and not to wash the dead.
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.
Local officials blame the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) for carrying out the deadly assault on the village in Irumu territory.
Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo's Tshopo province say bodies of six people have been found and 19 others are still missing in last week's accident on Congo River.
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.
At least six people have been killed and 24 civilians abducted in the overnight attack in Beni, North Kivu province, officials said.
An initial assault killed seven people, territorial administrator Donat Kibwana has said, adding that "the attack took place at 11:00 pm and it was the ADF", which originated in the 1990s as an Ugandan rebel group.
The UN Mapping Report on mass killings, rapes and displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo was a milestone in documenting crimes against humanity.
Miners searching the site near the town of Kamituga have so far recovered 18 bodies, after heavy rains caused the artisanal gold mine to cave in, burying those working below ground.
Heavy rains lasting for days created landslides that caused three mines to collapse, burying workers underneath.
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