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Rebel attack in eastern Congo kills 15 civilians and soldier

Feb. 18, 2020 9:32 AM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — Rebels have killed 15 civilians and a soldier in the latest overnight attack on a village in eastern Congo, a local official said Tuesday, while frightened residents fled. “They surprised the people in their homes,” the administrator of Beni territory, Donat Kasereka...

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...