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East Congo militia kills 30 civilians, most from rival ethnic group

KINSHASA An ethnic Nande militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo killed about 30 civilians, mostly Hutus, on Sunday morning, local sources said, in an apparent escalation of deadly violence between the two groups that has flared repeatedly this year.

Equatorial Resources aims to invest $1.2 billion in Congo iron project

BRAZZAVILLE Africa-focused Australian mining company Equatorial Resources Ltd will aim to invest around $1.2 billion to develop its Badondo iron ore project in Republic of Congo, the company said.

Deals, Nov 23 2016

Landslide kills 13 as diggers invade Freeport mine in Congo: governor

KINSHASA A landslide killed at least 13 people last week in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo after thousands of artisanal miners began invading a copper mine controlled by Freeport-McMoRan Inc, the provincial governor said on Monday.

World, Africa Nov 21 2016

Congo authorities block opposition demonstration

KINSHASA Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo blocked an opposition demonstration in the capital on Saturday aimed at putting pressure on President Joseph Kabila to step down next month at the end of his mandate, witnesses said.

World, Africa, Nov 19 2016

Congo opposition figure Badibanga named PM of unity government

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of Congo opposition figure Samy Badibanga was named prime minister on Thursday under a power-sharing deal that allows President Joseph Kabila to stay in office after his term ends next month, the presidency said in a statement.

World, Africa, Nov 17 2016

Freeport closes Congo mine sale; Trump appointees keenly awaited

LIMA/TORONTO Freeport-McMoRan Inc said on Wednesday it had wrapped up the $2.65 billion sale of its stake in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Tenke mine, and the company's chief executive said he hopes negotiations will ease objections of Congo's state miner to the deal.

Deals, Nov 16 2016

Gecamines 'strongly opposed' to Lundin's Tenke mine stake sale

DAKAR Congo state miner Gecamines said on Wednesday it is "strongly opposed" to a decision by Lundin Mining to sell a 24 percent stake in the Tenke copper mine to a Chinese private equity firm, arguing it has a preemptive right to buy the stake.

Deals, Nov 16 2016

'I was forced to kill my best friend', former DRC child soldier says

COVENTRY, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was during an ordinary game of soccer when Michel Chikwanine was abducted at age 5 by rebel soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo and recruited into the army.

World, United Nations, Nov 15 2016

Beneath the surface of Uganda's 'exemplary' refugee settlement, tensions simmer

LAKE NAKIVALE, Uganda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nyirahubinka Maria, a Congolese refugee and mother of two, lives in "New Congo", the oldest and largest of 86 small villages scattered over the plains and low rising hills that surround Lake Nakivale in southwest Uganda.

World, Africa Nov 15 2016

Congo leader warns against foreign 'interference' in crisis

KINSHASA, Congolese President Joseph Kabila warned against foreign "interference" in the country's political crisis on Tuesday, in an address to parliament in which he also promised elections, without saying when they would be held.

World, Africa Nov 15 2016
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China lodges protest after Trump call with Taiwan president

BEIJING/WASHINGTON China lodged a diplomatic protest on Saturday after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the "petty" move. | Video