100 Die After Attack at Congo TV Station

Around 100 people were killed in Democratic Republic of Congo when security forces clashed with supporters of a self-proclaimed prophet who tried to seize control of the airport, a military barracks and state television, according to Reuters. Before transmission was shut down at state television in capital Kinshasa on Monday, the attackers shouted slogans in favor of disgruntled religious leader Paul Joseph Mukungubila and against President Joseph Kabila. Opponents of Kabila accuse him of being a Rwandan in an attempt to tarnish his reputation. Mukungubila, who calls himself "the prophet of the Eternal" made a failed bid for the presidency against Kabila in 2006. Democratic Republic of Congo is struggling to emerge from decades of violence and instability, particularly in its east, in which millions of people have died, mostly from hunger and disease. A 21,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO) is stationed in the country.

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