Army Foils Coup Attempt In DRC

The Military in the Democratic Republic of the Congo says it thwarted a coup de etat early Sunday morning in the capital Kinshasa.

An attempted coup allegedly took place Sunday morning in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a report by the country’s national television RTNC.

The attackers’ goal was to seize the Palace of the Nation and the residence of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Vital Kamerhe.

The armed forces quickly restored public order, and footage of detained rebels is circulating on various social media platforms.

According to the analytical project Atum Mundi, persons supporting the “New Zaire” movement were involved in the coup attempt.

The “New Zaire” movement is a government in exile that was formed by Christian Malanga, a Congolese citizen who lived in the United States.

He set up his government in exile based in Brussels, Belgium.

One of the co-conspirators in the coup attempt is an American citizen named Benjamin Reuben.

More details to follow as more details emerge.

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