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Italian ambassador killed while traveling in UN convoy in Congo

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Italy’s ambassador to the Eastern DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Luca Atanasio, was assassinated. Luke Atanasio was traveling with a UN convoy when he was attacked and killed. The Italian Foreign Ministry has given this information in its statement. The convoy was attacked at 10:15 am, Reuters gave this information by quoting the statement of Virunga National Park.

Attack was done during an attempt to kidnap. Reuters gave this information by quoting the statement of Virunga National Park. The Italian police officer along with the Italian ambassador also died in this attack.

It is worth mentioning that Congo got independence in the year 1960 and since then for the first time in January 2019 there was a change of power in a democratic and peaceful manner and Felix Tshisekedi became the President. He gained power from the powerful Joseph Kabila in the disputed election. There were allegations of massive rigging in this election and a secret agreement by Kabila to get Tshiskedi to power while the opposition candidate had actually won according to the allegedly leaked electoral data.

In equal and resource-rich Congo in size, Western Europe has had a corrupt dictatorship for decades. Along with this, many civil wars also took place and later there was a dispute with many neighboring countries. Under the United Nations Mission, 15,000 troops are stationed there to establish peace and hand over security work to the Congo administration.

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