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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:20 AM

Italian ambassador to DR Congo killed in UN convoy attack

Source: BBC

Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed in an attack in the east of the country, its foreign ministry has said.

Luca Attanasio died in hospital on Monday after the United Nations convoy he was travelling in came under fire near Goma, a statement said.

The convoy reportedly belonged to the UN's World Food Programme (WFP).
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The attack is believed to have been an attempted kidnapping, according to officials at the nearby Virunga National Park.

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-56151600

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:39 AM

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So much violence in that country.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:16 AM

3. So many well paid and well connected western and eastern interests tied up in motivating it, too.

It reminds me much of the situation there and elsewhere in Africa during the cold war period. Political and industrial interests from east and west using local political divisions to their own advantage with civilians and local political stability paying the price.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:05 AM

2. Been a race to loot the place since Dulles OKd Lumumba "removal"

Of course, CIA Director Allen Dulles didnít think it necessary to inform President-elect or President Kennedy beforehand.



John M. Newman details further: https://jfkjmn.com/new-page-1/

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