16 civilians killed in suspected ADF attack in DR Congo
Suspected members of a notorious Islamist militia killed 16 people as they were returning from a weekly market in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Six killed in eastern DR Congo attack
Six people were killed, including a woman who was burned alive, during an attack blamed on the regional militia group ADF in eastern
DR Congo attacks kill 43
Forty-three people have died in three days of clashes between armed groups and soldiers in DR Congo's perennially unstable east, government and army officials told AFP on Monday. The deadliest clash occurred on Friday when "attackers armed with guns and knives killed 21 civilians in Mahagi," said Gilbert Tsale, a senior regional official in the…
34,000 women benefit from Dangote’s N10 billion lifeline in Katsina
The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) yesterday brought succour to no fewer than 34,000 vulnerable women from all the 34 local governments in Katsina State as they benefitted from...
Macron pledges French help to fight armed groups in DR Congo
French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday pledged military support to DR Congo counterpart Felix Tshisekedi to fight armed groups in the vast central African country's volatile east.
South-East group condemns communiqué on alleged enslavement of Igbo
The South-East Enlightenment Network (SEEN) has condemned a recent communiqué issued by a pan-Igbo group, the Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), which claimed there were powerful interests to conquer, occupy and enslave the Igbo people in Nigeria. The socio-cultural-political group at an emergency meeting of a “consultative caucus of concerned pan-Igbo” organisations last Friday said it…
DR Congo further delays December 30 poll in two conflict zones
DR Congo on Wednesday announced that key elections due to take place nationwide on December 30 would be postponed to March in two regions troubled by violence. But those delays will not affect the timetable for the presidential ballot, which is being held alongside legislative and provincial elections, the national election commission CENI said. Already…
11 killed, seven missing as tensions rise in DR Congo's east
Ten people were burnt to death in ethnic attacks in DR Congo's volatile east and seven fishermen were missing Saturday in Lake Edward, where tensions have spiked with the Ugandan navy. A Congolese soldier was also killed and a civilian injured in separate clashes with Uganda's Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group in the eastern…