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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
AFRICA: DEM. REP. OF CONGO: SISTER SHOT BY REBELS
IND. CATH. NEWS REPORT: A Congolese nun, Sister Jeanne Yemgane, who was a doctor and former superior of the St Augustine congregation of Dungu was shot dead by rebels on Saturday, the Missionary News Service reports.
Bishop Richard Domba, Bishop of the north-eastern Dungu-Doruma said: "After finishing her mandate as superior, Sister Yemgane decided to remain on as a nurse. On Saturday she was travelling in a car with other people, including an eye doctor, when they were attacked by gunmen. She didn’t survive her injuries”.
Witnesses appear to attribute the attack to Ugandan rebels of the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army), active for three years in the north-east of DR-Congo.
“Once again innocent people, even religious, have been targeted by gunmen. Despite the presence of the National armed forces (FARDC), the United Nations peacekeeping mission and Ugandan army, the security problem remains serious”, said Bishop Richard.