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UN warns of humanitarian 'catastrophe' in DR Congo's Katanga

A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in DR Congo's Katanga province, where rebel violence has destroyed 600 homes over the past three months and displaced 400,000 people, the UN said Wednesday. The head of the world body's MONUSCO mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo admitted that the huge southeastern province had been neglected in recent months. "It's a humanitarian catastrophe," Martin Kobler told reporters in Kinshasa, referring to the situation in Katanga, where violence has spiked recently.

Congo army clashes with Mukungubila's followers in Lubumbashi

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's army clashed on Monday with followers of religious leader Paul Joseph Mukungubila in the eastern mining city of Lubumbashi, an official in the governor's office said, hours after his supporters attacked targets in the capital. Witnesses said the clashes erupted after government troops attacked Mukungubila's church in the center of Lubumbashi, in Congo's copper-rich Katanga province.

Football: Result of CAF Confederation Cup final second leg

Result of CAF Confederation Cup final second leg between TP Mazembe of DR Congo and Tunisia's CS Sfaxien played in Lubumbashi on Saturday: TP Mazembe 2 (Chiebane Traore 10, Mbwana Samatta 24) CS Sfaxien 1 (Fahkreddine Ben Youssef 88) CS Sfaxien won 2013 CAF Confederation Cup 3-2 on aggregate. afp

Football: TP Mazembe upbeat for Confederation Cup decider

Congolese giants Tout Puissant Mazembe are confident they can overturn a two-goal, first-leg deficit suffered at CS Sfaxien of Tunisia to win a first-ever CAF Confederation Cup title this weekend. The Lubumbashi club lost 2-0 to Sfaxien in the first-leg final of Africa's second-tier competition on November 23 but believe they can bounce back in front of their home fans in southeast of the country on Saturday.

Football: Result of CAF Confederation Cup final first leg

Result of CAF Confederation Cup final first leg between CS Sfaxien of Tunisia and TP Mazembe of DR Congo played in Tunis on Saturday: CS Sfaxien 2(Ibrahim N'dong 15, Yassine Khenessi 90) TP Mazembe 0 afp

Six dead in DR Congo munitions depot attack

Six people were killed Tuesday in clashes between military police and a group of separatist attackers at a munitions depot in the southwestern DR Congo city of Lubumbashi, officials said. "There were six deaths, three attackers and three soldiers," said the mayor of DR Congo's second largest city, Jean-Oscar Sanguza. The attack was led by "separatists from the Bakata-Katanga", a group fighting for the independence of Katanga province, according to an intelligence source.

DR.Congo troops, attackers clash at Lubumbashi ammunition dump

Armed men attacked DR Congo military police at an ammunition compound in the country's second city Lubumbashi for several hours Tuesday, security officials and witnesses said. Gunfights broke out at 2:00 am (0000 GMT) and stopped around 5:00 am (0300 GMT), witnesses said in the southeastern mining capital's central districts. "According to the information we have, armed men attacked the military police," the interior minister of Katanga province, Juvenal Kitungwa, told AFP. Military police responded using heavy weapons, he added.

Football: CAF Confederation Cup semi-final result

CAF Confederation Cup semi-final, second leg result Sunday: At Tunis CS Sfaxien (TUN) 1 (Kouyate 44) CA Bizertin (TUN) 0 Sfaxien win 1-0 on aggregate Saturday At Lubumbashi, DR Congo TP Mazembe (COD) 1 (Mputu 7-pen) Stade Malien (MLI) 0 Mazembe win 3-1 on aggregate Final Sfaxien v Mazembe First leg: Nov 22-24, second: Nov 29-Dec 1 afp

Football: CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals fixtures

CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals, second leg fixtures this weekend (aggregate score in brackets): Saturday At Lubumbashi, DR Congo TP Mazembe (COD) v Stade Malien (MLI) (2-1) 1330GMT Sunday At Tunis CS Sfaxien (TUN) v CA Bizertin (TUN) (0-0) 1800GMT Note: winners qualify for two-leg final afp

Rebels surrender to U.N. following attack on Congo mining hub

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Nearly 250 rebels who attacked a military camp and the provincial governor's office in Democratic Republic of Congo's southern mining hub of Lubumbashi on Saturday have surrendered, the country's U.N. peacekeeping mission said. The government said it had killed about 15 of the estimated 300 Mayi-Mayi Kata Katanga separatists who attacked the capital of the Central African nation's copper and cobalt-rich Katanga province armed mainly with bows and arrows and machetes.
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