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 25, 2020

Local officials say at least 19 people killed in the eastern part of country in two separate attacks by ADF fighters.

At least 19 civilians have been killed in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo at the weekend in attacks blamed on a notorious armed group, local officials said.

Nine people were kidnapped on Friday by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), and their bodies were found in the province of North Kivu, w...

Call for other African countries to reopen for refugees, after crossings were shut to stem the spread of coronavirus

Uganda has temporarily opened its border to thousands of people fleeing deadly ethnic clashes in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The Ugandan government closed its reception centres at border crossings in March in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

But last week Presiden...

June 5, 2020

The number of victims has soared in recent weeks amid massacres and attacks in three eastern provinces.

About 1,300 civilians have been killed in separate conflicts involving armed groups and government forces in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the past eight months, with the violence forcing more than half a million people from their homes, the United Nations has said.

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet warne...

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...

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