Democratic RepuBlic of Congo

alert status : Genocide Emergency

 

Genocide stage:

8- Persecution

 

Afflicted Regions:

  • Kasai

  • Eastern Regions

 

Current situation:

  • Rising Political Tensions

  • Violence perpetrated by Militia Groups and police

  • human Rights violations against civilians and massive displacement

 

Developments

June 17, 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - At least 161 people have been killed in a northeastern province of Democratic Republic of Congo in the past week, local officials said on Monday, in an apparent resurgence of ethnic clashes between farming and herding communities. 

A series of attacks in Ituri province has mostly targeted Hema herders, who have long been in conflict with Lendu farmers over grazing rights and politi...

April 11, 2019

DR Congo's army said Thursday that it had killed 36 Burundian rebels in a three-day operation in the eastern province of South Kivu, abutting Burundi.

Three soldiers were killed and four were injured in the operation which targeted "positions of Burundian rebels of the National Forces of Liberation (FNL) and Republican Forces of Burundi (FOREBU)," said provincial army spokesman Captain Dieudonne Kasereka.

Two senior rebel office...

January 23, 2019

16 January 2019 I Human Rights

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that at least 890 villagers were reportedly killed in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo last month, following brutal inter-communal clashes.

Human rights reports suggest that the apparent massacre took place between 16 and 18 December in four villages in the Yumbi territory, Mai-Ndombe province, in what appear to have been clashes betw...

In Democratic Republic of Congo, about six million children are affected by conflict, many of them in North Kivu in the country's east. Now, this same province is the epicentre of a new Ebola outbreak that threatens to further increase the chaos.

In war-torn North Kivu, boys as young as 14 describe being forced to fight on the battlefield under a spell of "Juju", or black magic, so they wouldn't be afraid of bullets. Girls...

July 8, 2018

The UN Human Rights Council voiced alarm on Friday at serious violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive Kasai region, and agreed to send experts to assess whether Kinshasa is making recommended changes.

The UN's top rights body adopted by consensus a resolution "firmly condemning all violence, incitement to hatred and to ethnic violence ... committed by all parties in the conflict in Kasai."

The text, a compromise...

July 6, 2018

(c) ICG

GENEVA (Reuters) - Rebels and government troops in Congo have committed atrocities including mass rape, cannibalism and the dismemberment of civilians, according to testimony published on Tuesday by a team of U.N. human rights experts who said the world must pay heed.

The team investigating a conflict in the Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo told the U.N. Human Rights Council last week that they suspected all...

ICC Reverses Rape Conviction

Last week, the International Criminal Court (ICC) overturned a war crimes conviction against former Congolese Vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, ruling that he could not be held responsible for actions committed by his troops in the Central African Republic. The Bemba conviction was the ICC’s first and only conviction for sexual violence as a weapon of war in its twenty year history. ICC Chief Prosec...

Millions of people already are displaced by violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Now President Kabila is using the slaughter to keep himself in power.

A team of miners working in an open pit gold mine in Mongwalu, north eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2018. (AFP Photo)

KYANGWALI REFUGEE CAMP, Uganda—“What I left behind is so precious, so much more important than what I am left with here,” said the 37-year-old C...

April 27, 2018

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo - United Nations investigators have discovered five probable mass grave sites in eastern Congo’s Ituri province where an outbreak of ethnic violence has killed at least 263 people, a UN peacekeeping mission said.

The report from the mission provides the most comprehensive portrait to date of the human cost of months of violence between Lendu pastoralists and Hema herders since December that ha...

April 12, 2018

At first the silence is strange, then unnerving.

An African village missing its people.

Perhaps 2,000 men, woman and children, vanished.

But as we walk down the steep, rutted track that leads off the main road we see why.

House after house lies in blackened ruins. Roof beams turned to charcoal. Mud walls collapsed. Doors kicked in.

The wide market square is deserted except for Bambu Desiree, his wife and baby son, who sit in a lone...

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