Republic of Congo

alert status : Genocide alert

 

Genocide stage:

6- polarization

 

Affected groups:

  • bakongo

  • ethic opposition

 

Current situation:

  • the mbochi and government forces are harassing the minorities listed above

 

Developments

October 3, 2018

International Criminal Court Should Investigate Beni Massacres

Congolese human rights activists hold a peaceful protest in Kinshasa, demanding an end to the killings in Beni, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with signs reading “Beni in Danger” and “The Silence of those in Power,” on September 28, 2018. © 2018 Private

(Goma) – Unidentified fighters have killed more than 1,000 civilians in Beni territory in eastern Democra...

Congo military “elements” are responsible for digging at least 42 mass graves in three Kasai provinces after clashes with alleged militia members in recent months, the United Nations said as experts were appointed Wednesday to look into a growing crisis that has killed hundreds and displaced more than a million people.

Human rights have deteriorated alarmingly due to the “brutal and disproportionate repression against the Kamwi...

The United Nations said on Wednesday that Congo Republic will withdraw its troops from a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic after a review sparked by sexual abuse accusations found "systemic problems in command and control."

The country has some 630 troops on the ground in Central African Republic, according to the latest U.N. figures. A U.N. database of sexual abuse and exploitation accusations showed three...

The increasingly brutal nature of fighting in central Congo between the army and local militia is on vivid display in the village of Tshienke, where the bodies of rebel fighters were dumped into a mass grave last month following intense clashes.

A visit to this site this month was the first time that journalists including Reuters have been able to see the toll that the Congolese military has exacted on fighters of the Kamuina N...

John Prendergast gave a talk, “Stopping Genocide and Mass Atrocities by Stopping the War Profiteers” to students, faculty and community members on Feb. 16 in the campus center.

Prendergast is a human rights activist, author and the founder of the Enough Project, a nonprofit organization that fights to stop genocide and crimes against humanity in Africa.

Prendergast has done vast amounts of work and research focusing on peace in...

 

Image: Jean-Pierre Bemba is alleged to have corruptly influenced testimony of witnesses in war crimes trial over alleged atrocities committed by his MLC militia. Photograph: Peter de Jong/EPA Copyright: The Guardian

 

PARIS — A former Congolese vice president, Jean-Pierre Bemba, and four of his associates went on trial Tuesday at theInternational Criminal Court on charges that they tampered with witnesses, gave them money and u...

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