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"Let's Be Serious": Congo Army Razes Illegal Homes Near Giant China Mine

Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 9:12 PM

A Congolese army-officer arrived in the village of Kafwaya in June and warned residents not to trespass on a major Chinese-copper and cobalt-mine next-door. As night fell about a-week-later, the soldiers moved in. "They didn't say anything to anyone," said Fabien Ilunga, an official in Kafwaya, which is home to thousands of miners eking out a living by illegally exploiting the nearby mineral resources.
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50 Killed, 100 Suffer Burns in Oil Tanker Road Crash in Congo

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 6:56 PM

At least 50 people have been killed and 100 others have suffered burns in the oil tanker road crash in DR Congo, as reported by officials. The horrific incident took place after an oil tanker collided with a vehicle on a highway in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the acting governor of the region said.