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Luca Attanasio, Italian Ambassador To DR Congo Killed After UN Convoy Was Attacked
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Luca Attanasio, Italian Ambassador To DR Congo Killed After UN Convoy Was Attacked

Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an Italian policeman and their Congolese driver have been killed in an ambush on a United Nations convoy in eastern DRC. The ambush on Monday occurred as the convoy carrying Ambassador Luca Attanasio was travelling from the city of Goma to visit a World Food Programme (WFP) school feeding project in Rutshuru, according to the United Nations agency. It said several other passengers travelling with the delegation sustained injuries during the attack. North Kivu Governor Carly Nzanzu told Al Jazeera the seven-member convoy was not escorted by any security forces when the incident happened. The WFP said it was seeking information from local authorities as the ambush occurred on a road that had previously been cleared fo...
Italy Reiterates Support For Libya Presidential Council
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Italy Reiterates Support For Libya Presidential Council

The Italian Foreign Minister, Angelino Alfano, has reiterated his support for Libya’s Presidential Council in a visit to the capital Tripoli on Thursday. “We have discussed the future of Libya and for sure Libya and the Presidential Council has all our support,” Angelino Alfano told reporters,” he said. Alfano noted that terrorism was defeated and also the illegal migration, especially migrants entering Libya from the south and exiting from the north towards Europe. “These were important results for Libya, Europe and the whole world. We would like to continue forward in this road and support achieving Libya’s stability,” he added. Alfano, who was last in Tripoli in May, met with several presidential council officials, according to local media.

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