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Italy presses UN for answers on envoy's slaying in Congo

Feb. 24, 2021 07:19 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy on Wednesday pressed the United Nations for answers about the attack on a U.N. food aid convoy in Congo that left a young ambassador and his paramilitary police bodyguard dead. Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio told lawmakers in Rome that Italy has asked...

Congo, Italy, UN probe ambassador's killing amid questions

Feb. 23, 2021 14:51 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Italian Carabinieri experts were joining U.N. and Congolese authorities in investigating the killings of the Italian ambassador, his bodyguard and their driver in eastern Congo amid questions about the dynamics of the attack and security precautions taken for the...

Italian ambassador among 3 killed in attack on Congo convoy

Feb. 22, 2021 17:05 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Italian ambassador to Congo, an Italian Carabinieri police officer and their Congolese driver were killed Monday when gunmen attacked a U.N. convoy traveling to a school in eastern Congo, the Italian Foreign Ministry and residents said. Luca...