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Trial opens for Norwegian accused of killing cellmate in DRC

A Norwegian national accused of killing his cellmate in a prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo, went on trial on Friday in Kinshasa, his lawyer said. Joshua French, who also holds British citizenship, is accused of murdering his friend and fellow Norwegian Tjostolv Moland, whose body was found at…

Bloodhounds deployed to fight elephant poaching in DR Congo

KINSHASA — The Democratic Republic of Congo’s famed Virunga National Park has deployed bloodhounds to track down elephant poachers, a park official said Monday. “The first operation of the specially-trained bloodhounds was launched after a succession of elephant-poaching incidents,” LuAnne Cadd, the park’s public relations officer, told AFP. “The operation…