A UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of Congo found in its annual report that at least 1.1 tonnes of gold were smuggled out of Ituri province alone in 2019.
Death toll in the east of the vast country soared in recent weeks, the UN says, as conflicts in Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu provinces spread, "with disastrous repercussions for the civilian population."
A government-led military operation against various armed groups in the Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo has caused hundreds of thousands to flee the region.
Officials say assailants of the armed group CODECO killed 22 civilians in the village of Koli and in the second attack, two soldiers, a civilian and five members of the ADF militia were killed in Beni.
The new Ebola case prevented the Democratic Republic of Congo from declaring the end of the second-deadliest outbreak of the virus.
Since the start of the month, around 50 people have been killed in the eastern province of Ituri, according to local sources as violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo intensifies.
Allied Democratic Forces, a militia originally from neighbouring Uganda, has killed more than 200 people since the army launched an offensive against the militia on October 30, according to a toll compiled by civil society groups.
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 health workers were killed when Mai-Mai fighters attacked a centre run by the United Nations health agency overnight in Biakato area of the Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials say.
UN mission MONUSCO spokesman said a "rapid intervention force" of peacekeepers was dispatched to the area in the morning.
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
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