Anti-UN protests turn deadly in DR Congo
30 July 2022 | 1:30 pm
At least three UN peacekeepers and 12 demonstrators are killed in escalating anti-UN protests in eastern DR Congo. Also, French President Emmanuel Macron says that his country will open colonial archives on Cameroon to shed light upon the painful era. He is in Yaounde at the start of a tour of Central Africa aimed at further resetting relations with the continent.
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