Mined amid ethnic conflict in the Deocratic Republic of Congo, Coltan is a key mineral needed to produce smartphones and other high end electronics. Now mines are being certified to assure buyers, it's not from rebel held territories.
The second deadly attack in a month happened where land disputes have reignited a long-dormant ethnic conflict and caused thousands to flee. The UN has warned the situation in the DRC has reached "a breaking point."
Thousands of refugees have flooded into Burundi to escape a fresh outbreak of fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UNHCR has praised locals for welcoming their traumatized neighbors.
The bodies of Tanzanian UN peacekeepers killed last week in DRC have been returned home as investigations continue into the deadly attack – and who is to blame.
A home belonging to President Josef Kabila has been attacked and burned to the ground. It is the latest incident in a political crisis sparked by Kabila's refusal to step down after his mandate expired a year ago.
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