Fighting in DRC’s North Kivu leading to mass displacement of population
04 November 2022 | 5:19 am
Intense fighting in DR Congo's North Kivu province is leading to major population displacement. We take a closer look. But first, Algeria hosts its first Arab League summit since the Covid-19 pandemic.
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