"The victims  were women and men, cut up with machetes. Some bodies were decapitated, others were found tied up," a local civil society leader tells of the killings in Masome village of Ituri province.
Notorious militia storms Mbidjo area in northeastern Ituri province, killing at least 17 villagers and burning hundreds of homes, officials and residents say.
Notorious Zaire militants attack village in Ituri province – where they often fight CODECO militia over gold mines control – killing 22 civilians and wounding 16 others, officials say.
The massacres have become more frequent since the army launched an offensive in October 2019, forcing the ADF to break up into smaller, highly mobile units, say experts.
Women and children among those murdered in two separate attacks in restive Ituri and North Kivu provinces of Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.
The gold-rich northeastern province of Ituri has witnessed interethnic tensions between the Lendu and Hema communities since December 2017 that led to widespread violence and human rights abuses.
Officials say assailants of the armed group CODECO killed 22 civilians in the village of Koli and in the second attack, two soldiers, a civilian and five members of the ADF militia were killed in Beni.
Democratic Republic of Congo recorded 2,382 cases of Ebola, of which 1,606 were fatal, the Health Ministry says.
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