Sunday, 17 October 2021

Tag Archives: Democratic Republic of Congo

At least 24 dead as plane crashes into DRC homes

GOMA: At least 24 people have died after a passenger plane crashed into houses in Goma city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials say. Residents on the ground, including four family members, were among the victims. The small aircraft went down in the Mapendo neighbourhood after “missing” its ...

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Singapore seizes 8.8 tonnes elephant ivory, pangolin scales

SINGAPORE: Singapore authorities have seized 8.8 tonnes (8,800kg) of elephant ivory, its largest ever seizure to date. Authorities estimate that the tusks, valued at $12.9m (£10.4m), have come from nearly 300 African elephants. Some 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales valued at $35.7m were also seized. It is believed to have ...

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More than 100 killed in Congo clashes days before vote

KINSHASA: More than 100 people have died in clashes between rival ethnic groups in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo this week, local activists said. The fighting in Mai-Ndombe province is some of the worst to hit the normally peaceful area in years and comes days before Sunday’s long-delayed presidential, legislative ...

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