[Today in History] October 25th

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CONGO

2012 – Four men in arms attack Denis Mukengere Mukwege’s residence and hold his daughters hostages while waiting. Upon Dr Mukwege’s return, they try to kill him but his guard intervenes and is shot dead in his stand.

2014 – Between 100 and 200 people have drowned following the heavy rains in Bushushu, Kalehe district, South Kivu

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[Today in History] October 5th

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2018 – Denis Mukwege, the internationally famous gynecologist, wins Nobel Peace Prize.

[Today in History] August 8th

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1880 – First catholic missionary school is founded in Boma
1960 – South Kasaï secedes from the Congo.

BIRTHDAYS

1958 – Denis Mukengere Mukwege, 2013 Nobel Price Nominee, is born in Bukavu, South-Kivu.
1994 – Chancel Mbemba Mangulu, football player, is born in Congo