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Congo govt raises toll from attack in east to more than 270

Dec. 05, 2022 16:08 PM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's government dramatically increased the death toll from a massacre last week they blamed on M23 rebels, saying Monday that 270 people had been killed in an attack that broke a fragile cease-fire agreement. M23's chairman challenged the figure and accused...

Congo military accuses M23 rebels of killing 50 civilians

Dec. 01, 2022 16:19 PM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's military on Thursday accused the M23 rebels of breaching a cease-fire, saying that they killed at least 50 people in a massacre earlier this week and warning that the army would defend civilians from attacks. The statement comes less than a week after...

Talks begin on disarmament of rebel groups in eastern Congo

Nov. 28, 2022 09:56 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The third round of Congo peace talks facilitated by the East Africa regional bloc opened in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, on Monday with a plan to discuss reforms that will facilitate disarmament of rebel groups. Kenyan President William Ruto and Burundi’s...

E. Congo on edge to see if M23 rebel cease-fire takes effect

Nov. 25, 2022 15:01 PM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Civilians in mineral-rich eastern Congo edgily waited to see whether a cease-fire to end the latest round of fighting between government forces and a shadowy rebel group would come into effect as planned Friday evening. Congo's president and neighboring Rwanda's...

Qatar again denies claim of cash offers to World Cup voters

Nov. 09, 2022 14:23 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A longstanding whistleblower allegation that Qatar offered cash to voters during its winning bid to host the World Cup was denied again by officials in a Netflix documentary released Wednesday. The four-part show “FIFA Uncovered” directly put the question to...

Congo trains 3,000 new army recruits amid Rwanda tensions

Nov. 07, 2022 11:49 AM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — More than 3,000 new military recruits began training Monday as the Congolese army steps up its fight against the M23 rebels that it alleges are backed by neighboring Rwanda. The Rwandan government, which has repeatedly denied supporting M23, said that a Congolese...

Man gets 95 years in stabbing death of NE Indiana woman, 82

Nov. 01, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing an 82-year-old woman after breaking into her northeastern Indiana home has been sentenced to 95 years in prison. A Steuben County judge sentenced Matthew R. Hoover, 30, after the Yorktown man pleaded guilty to murder...

Police name 3 men killed in 'terrible event' in Indiana town

Oct. 10, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities on Monday identified three men who were fatally shot over the weekend in northern Indiana, including a 19-year-old suspected gunman who was killed by police. Bryar Wolfe of Fremont was shot early Sunday after exchanging gunfire with police in Angola,...

Man killed by Indiana police after suspected of killing 2

Oct. 09, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — A man suspected of killing two people early Sunday in northern Indiana was fatally shot during a shootout with police, authorities said. The encounter between the man and local and state officers occurred around 5:30 a.m. in Angola, a town of about 9,000 people...

Ohio woman charged in hit-and-run that killed Indiana boy

Oct. 05, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of striking two northeastern Indiana boys with her SUV, fatally injuring one of them, allegedly fled the scene and tried to conceal her involvement in the weekend accident, authorities said. Hope Ann Richmond, 45, Montpelier, Ohio, is...