At least nineteen dead as suspected Islamist militants attack village in eastern Congo

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 19 people in a raid on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local authorities said. The attackers looted houses and started fires in Kasanzi-Kithovo near Virunga National Park in North Kivu province overnight between Friday and Saturday, they said. “I don’t know where to go with my… Read More At least nineteen dead as suspected Islamist militants attack village in eastern Congo

Several injured following double bomb attacks in Congo’s Beni city

A suspected bomber was blown up when his improvised explosive device went off in a busy intersection of the Democratic Republic of Congo eastern city of Beni on Sunday, authorities said, the second blast in Beni on the same day. No one was killed in the two incidents apart from the suspected bomber in the… Read More Several injured following double bomb attacks in Congo’s Beni city

At least nineteen dead as militants raid villages in DR Congo

Militants killed at least 19 people, including 10 soldiers, in raids on two villages in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, hours after President Felix Tshisekedi declared a state of siege in two provinces. A surge in attacks by armed militias and inter-communal violence in the east have killed more than 300… Read More At least nineteen dead as militants raid villages in DR Congo

At least twenty-three dead as suspected Islamist militants attack village in eastern Congo

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 23 civilians in an overnight raid on a village near Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the provincial governor’s office said on Wednesday. The death toll was still provisional as the search for bodies continued in Manyama-Moliso, north of the city of Beni, the North Kivu governor’s office… Read More At least twenty-three dead as suspected Islamist militants attack village in eastern Congo

Italy holds state funeral for ambassador and security official killed in Congo

Italy on Thursday held a state funeral on Thursday for its ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and his bodyguard killed in an ambush that a cardinal said should prompt everyone to “hear the cry” of a people devastated by violence. Luca Attanasio, 43, and Vittorio Iacovacci, 30, were shot dead after being kidnapped… Read More Italy holds state funeral for ambassador and security official killed in Congo

Italy repatriates bodies of ambassador and security official killed in Congo

The bodies of Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and his bodyguard arrived back in Rome on Tuesday aboard a military aircraft, a day after they were shot dead following an ambush in eastern Congo. Ambassador Luca Attanasio, 43, and his bodyguard Vittorio Iacovacci, 30, were killed while travelling in a United Nations’… Read More Italy repatriates bodies of ambassador and security official killed in Congo

Italian envoy, two others dead following attack on UN convoy in Congo

Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and two other people were killed on Monday in an attack on a United Nations convoy in eastern Congo, Italy’s foreign ministry and park authorities said. The convoy was attacked at around 10:15 a.m. (0815 GMT)during an attempted kidnap by assailants near the town of Kanyamahoro, a… Read More Italian envoy, two others dead following attack on UN convoy in Congo

Six rangers dead, several injured as armed men ambush Virunga National Park in eastern Congo

Armed men on Sunday killed at least six rangers and wounded several others in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park, a sanctuary for endangered mountain gorillas, the park said. The identity of the assailants was not immediately clear, said Olivier Mukisya, a Virunga spokesman. Previous attacks against the rangers have… Read More Six rangers dead, several injured as armed men ambush Virunga National Park in eastern Congo