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Death toll in Lake Albert boat accident rises to 251

Xinhua - March 27, 2014

Lac Albert between Congo and UgandaA total of 251 Congolese refugees returning to their country from a refugee camp in Uganda died on Saturday in a boat accident on Lake Albert, Congolese government spokesman Lambert Mende has said. North Kivu governor Julien Paluku said the search will continue to find other bodies. He said 251 bodies have been recovered out of 292 that were onboard the ill-fated boat.
Death toll in Lake Albert boat accident rises to 108 people

Xinhua - March 24, 2014

Lac Albert between Congo and UgandaThe death toll in the weekend boat accident in western Uganda has risen to 108 from 19 that were reported on Saturday. Most of the passengers on the boat were Democratic Republic of Congo refugees returning home. The total number of the people who were on the boat is not yet known. Fourty five people survived the accident.
Huge DR Congo gold mine to open, displacing 15,000

BBC News - July 22, 2010

Rangold Resources Kibali ProjectMining firm Randgold Resources says it is to begin mining Africa's largest undeveloped gold deposit - in eastern DR Congo. The mine will require the re-location of 15,000 people, but Randgold says the project has the support of the government and the local community.
Tullow Oil loses Congolese permit on Lake Albert

BBC News - June 24, 2010

Lake AlbertThe Congolese government has given an oil permit claimed by Tullow Oil to a rival consortium. The oil ministry says the permit is invalid as president Kabila did not approve it. The government has given the permit to a rival consortium that includes South Africa's state oil company PetroSa.
Another rebel group gives up arms

IRIN - February 28, 2007

Ituri = CongoOne of the main rebel groups in the troubled Ituri District of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) began surrendering its weapons on Tuesday under an ongoing demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration (DDR) process, military and United Nations sources said.



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