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DR Congo journalist shot dead at his home

17 Nov, KINSHASA- A Congolese journalist working for state media was shot dead Monday night at his home in the centre of the country, Congo’s National Press Union (UNPC) said Wednesday.

“We condemn the death of Marcel Lubala of RTNC (Congolese National Radio and Television) who was struck down on Monday night as he slept peacefully with his family,” said UNPC president Joseph Boucard Kasonga Tshilunde.

Lubala was the 16th journalist in 10 years to be slain in Democratic Republic of Congo, the UNPC president said.

Tshilunde also said he was “deeply troubled” by the fact that the murder took place when “only the police carries out night patrols in the city of Mbuji-Mayi”, capital of Eastern Kasai province.

An overnight curfew was slapped on Mbuji-Mayi late September following fierce clashes between police and supporters of a local chief killed the previous month in the neighbouring province of Central Kasai. Around 100 people died in the clashes.

A source close to the Eastern Kasai governor said a series of robberies had taken place during the curfew and that police could be behind the journalist’s death.

Early this month a local media rights group, Journalists In Danger (JED), noted in its annual report that targeted attacks against Congolese journalists were on the increase. (AFP)



काठमाडौँ । नेपाल स्टक एक्सचेञ्ज (नेप्से) परिसूचकमा सामान्य अङ्कको सुधार देखिएको छ । आज

काठमाडौँ । नेपाल स्टक एक्सचेञ्ज (नेप्से) परिसूचकमा सामान्य अङ्कको सुधार देखिएको छ । आज

खेमराज गौतम, ढोरपाटन (बागलुङ) । नेपाल उद्योग वाणिज्य महासङ्घले हाल शिथिल जस्तो देखिएको मुलुकको

काठमाडौँ । वरिष्ठ पत्रकार याम शर्मा पौडेलको निधन भएको छ । ७० बर्षको उमेरमा

वालिङ (स्याङ्जा) । स्याङ्जाको गल्याङ नगरपालिका–११ जिमुहाका ५३ वर्षीय चन्द्रकान्त डुम्रेले मौसमी तथा बेमौसमी