Dispute Over Chieftaincy Title In DR Congo Leaves 31 Dead

What began as a dispute between an uncle and a nephew over the title of a traditional chief in the central Kasai province of the Democratic Republic of Congo has left at least 31 people dead. The dispute escalated as security officials who were sent to the province to restore order were attacked by militiamen.

13 security officials were killed while 18 militiamen were killed before law and order was restored.


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