Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


5 killed in attack on DRC minister's convoy

14 November 2016, 06:50

Bukavu - Five people were killed on Sunday in an attack targeting the convoy of a regional minister in Democratic Republic of Congo's restive South Kivu province, officials said.

"Five people were killed in the attack against the convoy of provincial interior minister Etshiba Mboko," said Agnes Sadiki, the eastern region's transport minister and government spokesperson.

Mboko - who was returning from his brother's funeral - was unharmed but was "badly shaken" in the attack in the village of Pemba, as were four others travelling with the party, Sadiki told AFP.

"It was on the way back that the vehicle was attacked by armed men who were already attacking another vehicle," she added.

"The two bodyguards, who tried to shoot at the bandits, were killed," she said. "Three other people including a woman - all of them close to the minister - were also killed in this attack."

The attack took place as a UN delegation was visiting the neighbouring province of North Kivu.

Chronically unstable eastern DRC is frequently rocked by attacks committed by armed groups and criminal gangs as well as ethnic clashes.

The provinces of North and South Kivu in particular have been ravaged by violence since the end of the 1998-2003 war in the DRC.



Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Separating kitchen politics from ...

Like everyone else, I believe that the most popular definition of democracy is “government of the people, by the people and for the people”. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, ...

Like NDDC Unlike MONDA. This notion is an intuition that does not portend political participation, affiliation, intrusion or aggression but a submission with the intention of completion of the previous administration's noble vision. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Nigerian Constitution versus Corr...

The problems of Nigeria is not in its conventional composition, formation, functionality, constitution or treaty, while the solutions are not disintegrations as promulgated by some faiths fanatics and bigotries.  Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Much Ado about Trump’s Presidency

It was unbelievable when the social and mainstream media all over the world began airing the breaking news of Donald Trump’s victory in the most contentious US Presidential elections in recent years. Read more...

Submitted by
Mike Daemon
Nigerian author highlights gay ch...

A new novel by a prolific young Nigerian author features gay characters, which could help increase the visibility of the gay community and possibly lead to greater understanding of LGBT Nigerians. Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Your Excellency, I will call you ...

Your Excellency, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, as a leader that pays attention to details, I understand that the odd title of this piece would definitely arouse your curiosity.  Read more...