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2008-09-05 09:00:24

Remains of 17 passengers killed in the crash of an aid flight in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been found, the United Nation's confirmed. The plane, operated by the U.S. company AirServ, went down Monday while on a landing approach to the Bukavu airport in the eastern Congolese province of South Kivu. The United Nations said seven of its staff members were aboard.

2006-08-03 13:40:11

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Seventeen people died in a plane crash in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, a United Nations spokeswoman said. The Russian-made Antonov 28 aircraft was flying in low cloud as it approached the airport at Bukavu in the South Kivu province when it clipped a mountainside and plunged into the forest in flames, the spokeswoman said. All fourteen passengers and three crew were killed when the plane crashed some 15 km short of the airport runway, she...

2006-07-29 23:21:20

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Polling stations opened in Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday as the central African country held its first free multi-party elections in 40 years. Polling started first in the east of the vast former Belgian colony due to a one-hour time difference with the west where the capital Kinshasa is situated.

2006-05-28 12:49:22

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo has released a group of South Africans, Nigerians and Americans arrested over what the government said was a suspected coup plot ahead of elections in July, diplomats said on Sunday. Congo said on Wednesday it had detained the 32 foreigners for planning a coup ahead of presidential and parliamentary polls. Security sources said the arrests were linked to domestic political rivalries and that there was never a serious threat to the government. South African...

2006-05-14 08:30:57

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The international community is overlooking the world's worst humanitarian disaster in Democratic Republic of Congo, where 10 million people need life-saving assistance, a U.N. official said on Sunday. With 1,200 people dying every day in the vast central African state, the United Nations launched an appeal three months ago for $682 million (361 million pounds) to provide water, food, medical assistance, shelter and protection to those at risk. That equates to...

2006-02-23 09:52:45

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Thousands of civilians have taken refuge on floating islands in the lakes of Congo's Katanga province to escape rape and murder by government and militia fighters, a top U.N. humanitarian official said on Thursday. Some 120,000 people have fled their homes in the remote Mitwaba area, where hundreds of women have been raped during fighting between the army and former pro-government militiamen that U.N. peacekeepers are unable to control, he added....


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