Bridge collapses during ribbon-cutting ceremony in Congo
08 September 2022 | 7:34 am
Sharply-suited dignitaries gathered to inaugurate a footbridge in the Congolese capital on Monday only for the structure to collapse beneath their feet to the barely concealed delight of onlookers, video verified by Reuters showed.
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The CODECO rebel group has been blamed for the attacks on villages in DRC's Ituri province. The militant organization was once a peaceful agricultural cooperative.
Martin Kobler says the blue helmets in eastern DR Congo are not doing enough to stop new attacks by the M23 militia. The retired German envoy headed the MONUSCO peacekeeping mission in the DRC between 2013 and 2015.
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At least 176 people have died in flash floods in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a regional governor said on Friday, after heavy rain destroyed buildings.
Floods hit villages of the eastern Kalehe territory earlier this week, causing rivers to overflow. Villages were submerged, with landslides causing destruction.
Victims are still being recovered from two villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where floods have killed more than 400 people in one of the country's deadliest disasters.
In DR Congo, the regional force deployed by East African nations to stop the M23 rebels' advance in the east of the country is coming under scrutiny. While the regional force maintains that the rebels are gradually withdrawing from the territories they conquered, dubious Congolese authorities are demanding a "truthful discussion" on the mandate of the East African Community's force.
A week after torrential rains triggered deadly floods in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Red Cross volunteers are still working to recover the bodies of victims. With shovels, sticks and bare hands, they struggle to clear caked mud from around a half-buried body.
New mothers in Democratic Republic of Congo can be effectively held hostage if they can not pay their medical debts - but one businesswoman is coming to their rescue, paying maternity bills and allowing them to return home.
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The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo said militants attacked a camp it runs for internally displaced people in Ituri province, killing at least 45 civilians.
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