Germain Kennedy Mumbere Muliwavyo

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Muliwavyo, 28,
died of gunshot wounds he sustained after the Congolese military vehicle he was
riding was ambushed in North Kivu by the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan rebel
group operating in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to news reports.

Muliwavyo, a
reporter of the Radio Télévision Muungano station based in the town of
Oïcha, was headed to report on the village of Kamango, which the Congolese
national armed forces had retaken from Ugandan rebels the day before,
according to Congolese press freedom group Journaliste En Danger (JED). Congolese troops have moved to drive out
Ugandan rebels from their hideouts in the eastern part of the country since mid-January
2014, according to news reports.

Muliwavyo was
riding the military vehicle with two other reporters, Mitterand Hangi, also of Radio Télévision Muungano, and Patient Subiri of Radio Télévision Rwanzururu, a community
radio station based in the city of Beni. Both were wounded in the shootout but
survived with non-life-threatening injuries, The Associated Press reported.