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19 Apr 2015 description

Bukavu, 13 April 2015 — Putting an end to the most serious violations of human rights in the DR Congo – that is the goal that the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region and the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office seek to promote through a series of workshops on the prevention of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and all forms of discrimination. In Bukavu, the provincial capital of South Kivu, the workshop brought together different State and non-State actors in the legal and judicial fields from 13 to 15 April 2015.

19 Apr 2015 description

On 14 April, the Gender and Political Affaires sections of MONUSCO/Ituri took part in an informal meeting, organized by the head of Gender and Family office of the ex-Ituri district, on the issue of women’s potential participation as candidates in the forthcoming elections.

On this occasion, the Political Affairs section announced it will speak to the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) about the need for the electoral calendar to be widely publicized.

18 Apr 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Les élections en République démocratique du Congo se tiendront dans le délai, a assuré vendredi 17 avril le vice-Premier ministre en charge de l’Intérieur, Evariste Boshab. Il a aussi souligné la mise en place effective des nouvelles provinces, lors de sa réponse à la question orale avec débat du député Christophe Lutundula. Ce dernier s’interrogeait sur la tenue effective de ces deux opérations dans le délai.

17 Apr 2015 description

More than 30 people representing the civilian and judicial authorities as well as civil society met on12-13 April at the centre d’alerte pacifique of Aru territory to reflect on what mechanisms to put in place in order to restore confidence between the different local actors.

This meeting, organized at the initiative of the Civil Affairs section of MONUSCO, aimed at setting up a permanent framework for dialogue allowing all parties to meet regularly to iron out their differences to prevent violence in a territory where mob justice cases have been recorded.

17 Apr 2015 description

Kinshasa, 17 April 2015 – “I am deeply shocked by the killings of civilians near Beni. It is absolutely necessary that FARDC and MONUSCO resume their cooperation. Together it will be possible to avoid a further deterioration of the security situation” declared Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO.

The attack, suspected to be an ADF assault, happened 5km North East of Mbau in Beni Territory in the North Kivu province.

17 Apr 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Des ONG internationales discutent depuis jeudi 16 avril, autour du Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires (Ocha), sur la question de poursuivre ou pas leurs assistantes dans la chefferie de Walendu Bindu, dans le district de l’Ituri (Province Orientale). Ces discussions font suite de la détérioration de la situation sécuritaire dans cette partie de la Province Orientale qui compte des milliers de déplacés de guerre.

17 Apr 2015 description

Welcome to the April issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) and also on the ACLED website.

17 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Government of Kenya calls for the closure of Dadaab refugee camp following terrorist attack in Garissa.

  • Fighting resumes in South Sudan as peace talks stall yet again.

  • Over 20,000 South Sudanese refugees received in neighbouring countries since February 2015.

  • Food security expected to deteriorate from April - June 2015 in most countries in the region.

  • More than 6,500 Burundian refugees flee tensions in Burundi ahead of June 2015 presidential elections.

17 Apr 2015 description

Kinshasa, le 17 April 2015 – “ Je suis profondément choqué par les massacres de civils dans la région de Béni. Il est absolument nécessaire que les FARDC et la MONUSCO reprennent leur coopération. Ensemble, ils pourront éviter une détérioration aggravée de la situation sécuritaire”, a déclaré Martin Kobler, Chef de la MONUSCO.

Cette attaque, supposée avoir été menée par des éléments appartenant à l’Alliance des Forces Démocratiques (ADF), s’est déroulée à 5km au Nord-Est de Mbau en territoire de Béni, dans la province du Nord-Kivu.

17 Apr 2015 description

GENEVA, April 17 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency reported on Friday that pre-election violence and intimidation in Burundi has triggered a recent rise in the number of people seeking asylum in neighbouring Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

"In all, more than 8,000 Burundians have sought refuge in these two countries over the past two weeks; 7,099 in Rwanda and a smaller number in Democratic Republic of the Congo," UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards told journalists in Geneva, adding that mounting violence and insecurity were cited as the reason for fleeing.

17 Apr 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Une septième attaque en six semaines contre des sites de personnes déplacées dans le Sud Irumu.

  • Rupture de stock de kit PEP (prophylaxie post-exposition) depuis janvier 2015 dans le Territoire de Mahagi.

Aperçu de la situation

17 Apr 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Mouvements de populations : la tendance est au retour des déplacés dans le Katanga

  • L’épidémie de rougeole devient de plus en plus préoccupante

Aperçu de la situation

16 Apr 2015 description

Oicha, RD Congo | AFP | jeudi 16/04/2015 - 16:49 GMT

Dix-neuf personnes ont été tuées à la machette mercredi en territoire de Beni, région de l'est de la République démocratique du Congo théâtre de massacres attribués à des rebelles ougandais, selon un nouveau bilan officiel obtenu jeudi.

"Nous déplorons la mort de 18 personnes plus une femme enceinte qui a été décapitée", a déclaré à l'AFP Amisi Kalonda, l'administrateur du territoire. Il avait donné mercredi un bilan de cinq morts, alors qu'une ONG locale avait parlé de dix personnes tuées.

16 Apr 2015 description

Alexis Kamanzi is an OCHA Civil-Military Coordination Officer in war-torn Central African Republic (CAR). Alexis is from Rwanda, but for the past 18 months he has lived in Bangui, where he is the link between military actors and the humanitarian community to ensure all relevant parties can work without compromising each other’s activities.

Read the full story on OCHA

16 Apr 2015 description

Goma, DR Congo | AFP | Wednesday 4/15/2015 - 20:20 GMT

Nineteen people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in a machete attack in a region of the Democratic Republic of Congo that has been repeatedly attacked by Ugandan rebels, according to an updated death toll Thursday.

"We deplore the deaths of 18 people plus a pregnant woman, who was beheaded," Amisi Kalonda, administrator of the Beni area where the attack took place, told AFP.

In all, nine of the victims were beheaded, he added.

16 Apr 2015 description

Nairobi, 16 April 2015 - Organized crime and the illegal trade in natural resources continues to increasingly fuel the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) , according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners.

16 Apr 2015 description

MONUSCO - Lubumbashi last Wednesday inaugurated the rehabilitated Kasumbalesa-Musoshi prison, during a special ceremony held in the presence of the political-administrative authorities of Sakania territory.

The Kasumbalesa- Musoshi prison is the only one in operation in Sakania territory. Built in 1973, this correctional facility could hold only 50 prisoners, and was in a state of advanced dilapidation. The toilets were unusable, the roof battered and there were no administrative offices.

16 Apr 2015 description

Bukavu, le 13 avril 2015 — Mettre fin aux violations les plus graves des Droits de l’Homme en RD Congo, c’est le pari que se sont lancés la Conférence internationale sur la Région des Grands Lacs (CIRGL) et le Bureau Conjoint des Nations Unies aux Droits de l’Homme (BCNUDH) en organisant une série d’ateliers sur la prévention du génocide, des crimes de guerre, crimes contre l’humanité et toute forme de discrimination.