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07 Aug 2018 description
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(Nairobi) – Three-year prison sentences for three Congolese peacekeepers convicted for the 2014 murder of 11 civilians in the Central African Republic does not reflect the gravity of the crime. The sentences deny justice to the victims, who included women and children.

29 Jun 2018 description
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Le Président Kabila doit garantir un scrutin crédible et respecter la Constitution

27 Jun 2018 description
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Secretary-General’s ‘List of Shame’ Should Reflect Report Findings

(New York) – The United Nations secretary-general’s new report on children and armed conflict sets a damaging precedent by ignoring or downplaying some countries’ abuses in his annual “list of shame,” Human Rights Watch said today.

06 Jun 2018 description
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Un document de HRW traite de la protection, de la mise en quarantaine et de la transparence

06 Jun 2018 description
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Q & A Covers Protection, Quarantines, Transparency

(Kinshasa) – The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo should ensure human rights protections in controlling the recent Ebola outbreak, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing a question-and-answer document about the response to the virus. Since 1976, more than 800 people have died in Congo during eight previous Ebola outbreaks.

06 Jun 2018 description
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On May 8, 2018, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s health minister declared an outbreak of Ebola, the highly deadly disease that killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa between 2014 and 2016. The first cases were reported in the remote town of Bikoro, in northwestern Equateur province.

22 Apr 2018 description
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Des milliers de personnes ont fui les violences ayant éclaté dans le territoire de Djugu

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20 Apr 2018 description
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Thousands Flee Violence in DR Congo’s Djugu Territory

Since mid-December, unidentified assailants have killed more than 260 people and burned thousands of homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s northeastern Djugu territory in Ituri province. The atrocities we have documented include massacres, rapes, and decapitation. More than 200,000 people have fled their homes, many to neighboring Uganda.

16 Apr 2018 description
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The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo is putting its own short-term interests over the well-being of the Congolese people. It is refusing to attend and encouraging others to stay home from today’s international conference in Geneva, a United Nations-led initiative to raise $1.7 billion for emergency assistance to over 13 million people in Congo affected by recent violence.

31 Jan 2018 description
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Les gouvernements et les bailleurs de fonds participant à la conférence de Dakar devraient soutenir cet objectif

31 Jan 2018 description
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Governments, Donors Should Energize Support at Dakar Summit

(Dakar) – The slow growth of free secondary education for all is jeopardizing the futures of millions of children globally, Human Rights Watch said today, in advance of the Global Partnership for Education’s (GPE) 2018 Replenishment Conference in Dakar, Senegal.

26 Jan 2018 description
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La crise politique et des droits humains qui a commencé au Burundi en avril 2015, quand le président Pierre Nkurunziza a annoncé qu’il briguerait un troisième mandat controversé, s’est poursuivie en 2017. Les forces gouvernementales s’en sont prises aux opposants réels ou supposés avec une impunité quasi-totale.

26 Jan 2018 description
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The political and human rights crisis that began in Burundi in April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a disputed third term, continued through 2017, as government forces targeted real and perceived opponents with near total impunity. Security forces and intelligence services—often collaborating with members of the ruling party’s youth league, known as the Imbonerakure—were responsible for numerous killings, disappearances, abductions, acts of torture, rapes, and arbitrary arrests.

26 Jan 2018 description
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La violence politique et les mesures de répression du gouvernement se sont poursuivies en 2017, alors que le Président Joseph Kabila s’est maintenu au pouvoir au-delà de la limite constitutionnelle de deux mandats, qui a pris fin le 19 décembre 2016.

26 Jan 2018 description
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Political violence and government repression continued in 2017, as President Joseph Kabila held on to power beyond his constitutionally mandated two-term limit, which ended on December 19, 2016. As authorities stalled plans to organize elections, government officials and security forces systematically sought to silence, repress, and intimidate the political opposition, human rights and pro-democracy activists, journalists, and peaceful protesters. Government security forces and numerous armed groups attacked civilians across the country with devastating consequences.

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