DR Congo: Ten killed, nuns kidnapped as presumed Islamist militants strike again in east

DR Congo: Ten killed, nuns kidnapped as presumed Islamist militants strike again in east
At least ten people have died in an attack near the town of Mbangkoro in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s volatile region of North Kivu, on Sunday (20 May). It was nearly 6pm when armed men in uniform started firing at inhabitants. They burned a car, killing some inside; others . . . Read More

Dozens killed as Islamist violence erupts again in eastern DRC

Dozens killed as Islamist violence erupts again in eastern DRC
After a period of relative calm, violence has resumed in eastern DRC. Various attacks by armed groups, including the radical Islamic group Muslim Defense International (MDI), formerly known as the Allied Democratic Forces, have claimed dozens lives among civilians in September and October. In one recent attack on 26 October, . . . Read More

Two UN peacekeepers among dozens killed by Islamist militants in eastern DRC

Two UN peacekeepers among dozens killed by Islamist militants in eastern DRC
Dozens of people have lost their lives in recent days in separate attacks attributed to the radical Islamic group Muslim Defense International (MDI), formerly known as the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), in the volatile region of North Kivu in eastern DRC. According to local sources, 11 people were killed when a convoy . . . Read More

DRC clergy call for ‘unconditional’ release of kidnapped priests

Catholic church leaders from the diocese of Butembo-Béni, in the volatile province of North-Kivu, in north-eastern DRC, have called for the release of their fellow priests, kidnapped by unknown armed men ten days ago. Fr Pierre Akilimali and Fr Charles Kipasa were kidnapped by about ten armed men in camouflage, . . . Read More