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07 Dec 2017 description

The month was marked by major clashes between a new Mai-Mai coalition and the national army (FARDC) in South Kivu, as well as by a rise in attacks by the ADF and their allies in the northern edge of North Kivu. In general, major FARDC operations have been largely suspended ; it is armed groups that have taken the initiative, by attacking the FARDC or by fighting among each other.

07 Dec 2017 description

The mesh off conflicts in the eastern Congo has witnessed a slow deterioration over the past year. Internal displacement has continued apace, reaching 4,1 million people, more than in Syria and one of the highest levels ever recorded since the beginning of the various Congolese conflicts in 1993, with 550,000 displaced in the past three months alone. At the same time, armed groups have continued to splinter and proliferate. While none of that sounds novel to observers of the eastern Congo, a couple of new trends have emerged since our last mapping in 2015.

07 Dec 2017 description
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Plus de 500 personnes tuées et plus de 1000 autres enlevées dans les provinces du Kivu au cours des 6 derniers mois

07 Dec 2017 description
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DR Congo: New ‘Kivu Security Tracker’ Maps Eastern Violence

(Goma) – The new Kivu Security Tracker will map violence by armed groups and Congolese security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Kivu provinces, Human Rights Watch and the New York University-based Congo Research Group said today. The joint project will monitor the worst violence in North and South Kivu provinces through maps, graphs, and analytical reports.

04 Dec 2017 description
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Des combattants du M23 ont aidé Kabila à se maintenir au pouvoir

26 Sep 2017 description

Halt Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly, Freedom of Expression

(Kinshasa, September 26, 2017) – Democratic Republic of Congo authorities should immediately and unconditionally release nine Congolese human rights and pro-democracy activists wrongfully detained for their participation in peaceful activities, 45 Congolese and international human rights organizations said today. Four activists were arrested on July 14 and 15, 2017 in Mbuji-Mayi and five others on July 31 in Lubumbashi.

27 Jul 2017 description
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Il faut assurer à Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka un traitement humain et un procès équitable

Ida Sawyer
Directrice pour l'Afrique centrale

Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, un chef de milice qui a été impliqué dans de nombreuses atrocités commises dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo, s’est constitué prisonnier aujourd’hui auprès de la mission de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies dans le pays.

26 Jul 2017 description
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A militia leader, Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, who has been implicated in numerous atrocities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, surrendered today to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Congo.

In January 2011, Congolese authorities issued an arrest warrant for Sheka for crimes against humanity of mass rape. However, he remained at large for more than six years as his armed group, known as the Nduma Defense of Congo, continued to commit grave crimes. It is unclear what prompted his surrender.

26 Jun 2017 description
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(Genève) – Le Conseil des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies a adopté par consensus, le 23 juin 2017, une résolution donnant au Haut-Commissaire de l’ONU aux droits de l’homme l’instruction d’envoyer une équipe d’experts internationaux enquêter sur des allégations de violations des droits humains et d’abus commis dans la région des Kasaïs, dans le centre de la République démocratique du Congo. Le gouvernement congolais a accepté de coopérer avec l’équipe d’experts, notamment en lui facilitant l’accès.

12 Jun 2017 description
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L’ONU et l’UA devraient élargir leurs mesures contre les auteurs d’atteintes aux droits humains, et faire pression pour des élections crédibles

02 Jun 2017 description
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UN, AU should expand action against rights abusers, press for credible elections

(Washington) – The United States on June 1, 2017, imposed targeted sanctions against the personal military chief of staff of President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Human Rights Watch said today. The US also imposed sanctions on a resort the adviser owns outside the capital, Kinshasa.

29 May 2017 description
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All Countries Should Act to Protect Schools During War

Bede Sheppard
Deputy Director, Children's Rights Division

29 Mar 2017 description
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4 Congolais sont toujours portés disparus

Mise à jour 28.03.17 : La MONUSCO, la mission de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies en République démocratique du Congo, a confirmé le 28 mars 2017 que les corps de la Suédoise Zaida Catalán et de l’Américain Michael Sharp ont été retrouvés par des Casques bleus de l’ONU près de Bunkonde dans la province du Kasaï-Central le 27 mars.

25 Mar 2017 description
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Des efforts accrus sont nécessaires pour retrouver les deux enquêteurs et les quatre Congolais dans le Kasaï

(Kinshasa) – Le gouvernement de la République démocratique du Congo devrait coopérer pleinement avec les efforts des Nations Unies pour localiser l’équipe du Groupe d’experts de l’ONU portée disparue depuis le 12 mars 2017 dans la province du Kasaï-Central, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd’hui.

25 Mar 2017 description
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Stepped-Up Efforts Needed to Find 2 Investigators, 4 Congolese in Kasai

(Kinshasa) – The Democratic Republic of Congo government should fully cooperate with United Nations efforts to locate a UN Group of Experts team that has been missing since March 12, 2017, in Kasai Central province, Human Rights Watch said today.