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Army Clashes Kill 18 in East DRC as Election Tensions Rise

Clashes between the army and rebels loyal to a renegade former general in eastern DR Congo have killed 18 people, military sources said on Monday, in the latest violence before crucial elections to replace President Joseph Kabila this month. Fighting killed 14 rebels and four soldiers in Fizi, a region of South Kivu, a mineral-rich province which is prone to ethnic tensions, the sources said. The sources said one soldier and two rebels were killed early Monday in...

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