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British Nationals Kidnapped In DR-Congo Released Unharmed

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British Nationals Kidnapped In DR-Congo Released Unharmed.

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Sunday (13th May 2018) announced that the two Britons held hostage in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been released unharmed.

Johnson paid tribute to DR Congo authorities and the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation for their tireless help.

A park ranger killed by the kidnappers has been named as Rachel Masika Baraka.

The group’s driver was injured and released shortly after the abduction, which took place near the village of Kibati, just north of Goma, on the morning of (Friday 11th May, 2018).

Eastern Congo has been the scene of successive waves of violence over the past two and a half decades and was at the epicentre of two wars between 1996 and 2003 that killed millions, mainly through hunger and disease.

 

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