Television staff 'taken hostage' amid DRC unrest

Several people have reportedly been taken hostage at state television headquarters in the capital of the DRC. Before the station's television feed was shut down, two presenters were seen on screen, under threat from a young man standing behind them.

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Govt troops 'retake control' in DR Congo after unrest

Government troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo have retaken control of statetelevision, and the situation in the capital Kinshasa is under control, a government spokesman has told Reuters.

Earlier, there were reports that several people had been taken hostage by armed men at the TV station as well as heavy gunfire at the international airport.

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