9 killed in fight over land in DRC

2012-12-17 20:51

Johannesburg - Nine people were killed, including a child who was hacked to death, in a dispute over agricultural land in central Democratic Republic of Congo, Radio Okapi reported on Monday.

Dozens of people were injured and houses were burnt in the attack in rural Kasai Oriental province, a diamond-rich area of the massive central African nation. The incident took place early Sunday.

The region has this month seen disputes over land turn violent, with at least one person killed and several suffering amputations of limbs, mainly in machete attacks.

  • Blixum - 2012-12-18 08:31

    Eish. Africa will never change.

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