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25 Aug 2016 description

News in Brief

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, preparatory talks for a national dialogue were started by facilitator Edem Kodjo on August 23 in order to relieve the political tensions in the country.
However, few key members of the opposition attended and the “Rassemblement” umbrella called for a nationwide “ville-morte”.
The call was answered in some parts of Kinshasa, but ignored in other big Congolese cities. During the demonstrations in Kinshasa, two people were injured and 32 people were arrested.

18 Aug 2016 description

News in Brief

Over the past two weeks, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, visited his counterparts in Uganda and Rwanda. Security appeared to be high on the agenda and both neighbouring countries committed to greater security and intelligence cooperation with the DRC. During a bilateral meeting between Ugandan and Rwandan police forces, the need for closer cross-border cooperation was also emphasized.

16 Aug 2016 description

Overview

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) was responsible for ten attacks in July 2016 in which they abducted 12 civilians, the lowest monthly abduction total so far in 2016. Attacks by unidentified armed groups in LRA-affected areas rose for the second consecutive month, with a total of 15 attacks in July. LRA defectors reported additional evidence that the rebel group is seeking to abduct young boys and put them through military training.

Attacks on civilians concentrated west of Garamba National Park

16 Aug 2016 description

Goma, RD Congo | AFP | mardi 16/08/2016 - 12:24 GMT | 455 mots

Les familles de plusieurs dizaines de personnes tuées le weekend dans un massacre attribué à des rebelles ougandais dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo ont enterré leurs défunts sans attendre des obsèques officielles, ont rapporté mardi un journaliste de l'AFP et des responsables locaux.

15 Aug 2016 description

Goma, DR Congo | AFP | Monday 8/15/2016 - 12:48 GMT

Civil society groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday said the number of people hacked to death in the restive east this weekend has risen to 51.

"Our team on the ground has counted 51 bodies slain with machetes," said Teddy Kataliko, a member of a local alliance of NGOs and unions working in the troubled town of Beni.

Local mayor Edmond Masumbuko on Sunday said 42 people had died in Saturday night's mass killing in Beni; the government in Kinshasa had earlier put the death toll at 36.

15 Aug 2016 description

Goma, RD Congo | AFP | lundi 15/08/2016 - 11:57 GMT

Cinquante-et-un corps de civils ont été comptabilisés lundi à Beni, selon un nouveau bilan de la société civile, après un massacre attribué par l'armée à des rebelles ougandais dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche dans cette ville de l'est de la République démocratique du Congo.

"Notre équipe sur terrain a comptabilisé 51 corps tués à la machette", a déclaré à l'AFP Teddy Kataliko, membre de la Coordination de la société civile (ONG, associations, syndicats) de Beni.

09 Aug 2016 description

APERÇU DE LA SITUATION

La détérioration sécuritaire dans plusieurs territoires et le démantèlement forcé des camps/sites de déplacés a suscité de nouveaux mouvements de population ainsi que la destruction ou la perte massive des biens et services de base.

14 Jul 2016 description

News in Brief

Last week, the United Nations has reiterated its call for political dialogue in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in order to prevent public discontent from escalating into violence and crisis. Indeed, the uncertainty surrounding Congo’s security situation has already adversely affected the investment climate in the mining sector.

07 Jul 2016 description

News in Brief

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, political tensions persist. The putative leader of the opposition, Moise Katumbi, blamed current President Joseph Kabila last week of not committing to leave office. The opposition platform “Rassemblement” called for nationwide demonstrations on July 31 in order to demand timely organised elections.

04 Jul 2016 description

L'aide apportée par l'UE à la région des Grands Lacs africains arrive à destination, mais elle pourrait s'avérer trop onéreuse, selon l'auditeur externe de l'UE

20 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council

Les membres du Groupe d’experts sur la République démocratique du Congo, dont le mandat a été prorogé par la résolution 2198 (2015) du Conseil de sécurité, ont l’honneur de faire tenir ci-joint leur rapport final, établi en application du paragraphe 7 de cette même résolution.

Ce rapport a été communiqué le 3 mai 2016 au Comité du Conseil de sécurité créé par la résolution 1533 (2004) concernant la République démocratique du Congo, qui l’a examiné le 13 mai 2016.

20 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council

The members of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2198 (2015) have the honour to transmit herewith, in accordance with paragraph 7 of Security Council resolution 2198 (2015), the final report on their work.

The report was provided to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 3 May 2016 and was considered by the Committee on 13 May 2016.

16 Jun 2016 description
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News in Brief

The Congolese opposition parties who gathered for two days in Brussels last week, decided to unite under a new umbrella organisation, called “Rassemblement” (“Rally”). They rejected dialogue with current President Kabila and demanded the organisation of presidential elections before December 19 this year, along with the President’s departure.

31 May 2016 description

Kinshasa, RD Congo | AFP | mardi 31/05/2016 - 16:43 GMT

Cinq personnes, dont deux enseignants, ont été tués lundi en marge d'une opération militaire contre des rebelles ougandais musulmans à Beni, dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo, selon l'armée congolaise.

"Deux [membres des] ADF [Forces démocratiques alliées] ont été tués et du matériel militaire récupéré", indique un communiqué de l'armée publié mardi à Kinshasa.

27 May 2016 description
report African Union

Communiqué de presse

Addis Abéba, le 23 mai 2016 - La cinquième réunion ministérielle du Mécanisme conjoint de coordination (MCC) de l'Initiative de coopération régionale pour l'élimination de l'Armée de résistance du Seigneur (ICR-LRA) s’est tenue à Addis-Abeba le 20 mai 2016.