Italian ambassador, driver and bodyguard killed in DRC ambush

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    In tonight’s edition: DR Congo vows to find the killers of the Italian ambassador, his bodyguard and a driver. The trio were killed not far from Goma on Monday after their convoy was ambushed. It is still unclear who is behind the attack.  Feelings are still running high in Algeria as thousands march to mark two years since the Hirak rallies that ousted former leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika from power. And Kenyans give two wheels a spin as more people get on their bikes in Nairobi to avoid the coronavirus risks of travelling on public transport. 

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