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United Nations personnel attend the scene where a South African air force plane crash-landed and caught fire at the airport in Goma, eastern Congo Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. The C-130BZ military aircraft was transporting 59 passengers and eight crew members from the U.N mission when its left engine caught fire upon landing, according to the U.N. peacekeeping mission known as MONUSCO, and there were no casualties, authorities said. (AP Photo/Justin Kabumba)

UN: South African military plane crash-lands in Congo

Jan. 9, 2020 11:39 AM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — A South African air force plane crash-landed and caught fire Thursday at the Goma airport in eastern Congo but there were no casualties, authorities said. The C-130BZ military aircraft was transporting 59 passengers and eight crew members from the U.N mission when its left engine caught...

Congolese woman, 41, dies after entering US border custody

Dec. 27, 2019 9:06 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A 41-year-old Congolese asylum seeker died Wednesday in U.S. government custody shortly after she entered a border station in South Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday. CBP says the woman, who the agency did not identify, had arrived at an official port of entry in...

Lawsuit: Apple, Microsoft profit from child cobalt miners

Dec. 17, 2019 5:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new lawsuit accuses several of the world's largest technology firms of knowingly profiting from children laboring under brutal conditions in African cobalt mines. The suit, filed this week in Washington by the nongovernmental organization International Rights Advocates, seeks damages...

Rebels kill 43 people over weekend in eastern Congo attacks

Dec. 16, 2019 6:27 AM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — Rebels with apparent links to the Islamic State group have killed at least 43 people in eastern Congo over the weekend in a series of attacks carried out in response to a new military offensive in the area, a rights group said Monday. Rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces in some...