Posted on Mon 22 Feb 2021, 02:09 PM

Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed on Monday during a fact-finding mission to the country’s troubled east, a senior diplomat told AFP.

The envoy, Luca Attanasio, “died of his wounds” after a convoy of the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) came under fire near Goma, the source said in Kinshasa.

Two other people also died in the attack, Major Guillaume Djike, the army’s spokesman in North Kivu province told AFP, without identifying the casualties.

AFP

 

Posted on Thu 18 Feb 2021, 04:38 PM

Six children were killed and five others injured in northwest Uganda after an old explosive they found in the bushes detonated as they played with it, police said Thursday.

Three children died instantly while three others succumbed to injuries en route to the hospital in Adjumani, a district of the West Nile region that witnessed years of conflict and insurgencies.

Posted on Thu 14 Jan 2021, 04:40 AM

Three Ivorian peacekeepers from the UN’s mission in Mali were killed Wednesday during an attack on a convoy near in the centre of the war-torn Sahel state, the UN said.

The MINUSMA peacekeeping mission said in a statement that the convoy was travelling on a road linking the central town of Douentza to the city of Timbuktu further north when one of the vehicles hit an improvised explosive device (IED).

Gunmen then opened fire on the troops, according to the statement. Three soldiers died and six were wounded.

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