DR Congo military takes charge in regions under 'state of siege'

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An Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) soldier takes part in a foot patrol in the village of Manzalaho near Beni on February 18, 2020 following an attack by members of the rebel group ADF.

Photo credit: Alexis Huguet | AFP

The Democratic Republic of Congo's presidency on Monday ordered military and police officers to take over civil authorities in two regions that have been declared under a "state of siege".

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