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Nine slain in new massacre in eastern DR Congo

BENI: Suspected militiamen killed nine civilians in a fresh attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled east, government officials and the military said Tuesday. The massacre occurred overnight in the town of Oicha, in the Beni region, local administrator Donat Kibwana told AFP. The assailants were suspected members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an armed group blamed for hundreds of killings since 2014. "They entered Oicha late at night, they pillaged and made off with farm animals. We lost nine people…

DR Congo rolls out prototype Ebola drugs as death toll rises to 67

BENI, DR CONGO: An outbreak of Ebola in eastern DR Congo has killed 67 people this month, authorities said Saturday, as they roll out a battery of new drugs to tackle the virus amid concerns it has spread to a rebel-encircled area. A total of 105 cases have been reported since the flare-up of Ebola began on August 1 in Mangina in North Kivu province, according to the health ministry, out of which 77 have been confirmed by laboratory tests. It said 11 people have recovered from the virus and 67 had died. Health…