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20 Sep 2018 description
report World Vision

By: Kate Shaw
World Vision Communications Consultant, Kasai Response

1. Violence in the Kasai region escalated from 2016 to 2017

It was due to a local dispute between a chief and the national government. In Kasai Central, Jean-Prince Mpandi inherited the Kamuina Nsapu chieftancy in 2012 but the government saw him as someone who was aligned with the opposition and refused to recognize him. Mpandi, in turn, began to act out against any symbols of government power in his area.

20 Sep 2018 description

Des affrontements entre les jeunes Hema et Lendu dans la province de l’Ituri, au nord-est de la République Démocratique du Congo, ont éclaté en décembre 2017 et ont dégénérés en attaques au coup-pour-coup qui se sont rapidement propagées dans toute la province. Plus de 70 villages ont été détruits et environ 350 000 personnes ont cherché refuge en Ouganda voisin ou ont été déplacées à l’intérieur du pays.

20 Sep 2018 description

LAURENT SAM OUSSOU

Kamako, 15 septembre 2018 – Suite à des rapports persistants sur des tensions interethniques, des meurtres, des charniers, des viols, des incendies volontaires dans les habitations des déplacés ; le harcèlement des civils par des militaires et policiers ; la MONUSCO a effectué, du 6 au 10 Sept., une mission d'évaluation conjointe à Kamako.

19 Sep 2018 description

VIOLENCE POLITIQUE LAURENT SAM OUSSOU

Lodja, le 17 septembre 2018 – Du 14 au 16 septembre 2018, une mission d'évaluation conjointe de la MONUSCO s’est rendue à Lodja, l'un des six territoires de la province du Sankuru, pour vérifier et évaluer la situation sécuritaire actuelle et prendre des mesures appropriées.

Cette mission fait suite à des rapports reçus par la MONUSCO sur les conflits continus entre les partis politiques et des chefs coutumiers depuis août 2018 dans cette région.

19 Sep 2018 description
report International Alert

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Bringing together the views of more than 100,000 people, the Peace Perceptions Poll sought to answer questions around how people experience and respond to violent conflict, and and how they think their government should respond to conflict.

More countries are experiencing violent conflict now than at any time in the past 30 years. People have been displaced from their homes at a rate not seen since the Second World War. The cost of conflict is currently estimated at US$1.04 trillion a year.

17 Sep 2018 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that: »

  • Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I). »

  • The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II). »

17 Sep 2018 description

Bukavu, le 13 septembre 2018 - Du 12 au 13 septembre 2018 s’est tenu à Bukavu le forum sur la persistance des groupes armés dans les provinces du Nord-Kivu et Sud-Kivu. Lancé par Hilaire Kasosa Kikobya, Vice-Gouverneur du Sud-Kivu, l’activité s’inscrit dans le cadre de la Stratégie Internationale de Soutien à la Sécurité et à la Stabilisation (ISSSS) mise en œuvre par le Programme National de Stabilisation et de Reconstruction (STAREC) et l’Unité d’Appui à la Stabilisation (UAS) de la MONUSCO.

12 Sep 2018 description

GUY KAREMA La division de la Communication stratégique et de l’Information publique de la MONUSCO, en Ituri, a organisé, le jeudi 06 septembre 2018, une session de formation sur la régulation et l’auto-régulation des médias en période électorale, en faveur de 45 journalistes de la province de l’Ituri dont une dizaine de femmes.

11 Sep 2018 description

Récemment, les approches visant à fournir un appui à l’état de droit dans les situations de conflit et de post-conflit ont considérablement évolué.

11 Sep 2018 description

Summary

In the present report, submitted pursuant to resolution 36/30 of the Human Rights Council, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights reports on the human rights situation and the activities of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between June 2017 and May 2018. He assesses, among other things, the progress made by the Government in implementing previous recommendations by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and other United Nations human rights mechanisms.

10 Sep 2018 description

Distinguished President,
Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva,
Excellencies,
Colleagues and friends,

It is an honour to be called to this mandate, to assist States to uphold the human rights of their people, in this year in which we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

05 Sep 2018 description

A delegation of South Sudanese refugees tells the country’s leaders what they expect from revived peace talks in Sudan.

By Yvonne Ndege | 05 September 2018

KHARTOUM, Sudan – Driven from his land by conflict in South Sudan, farmer Singira Mirihewari traveled for 18 hours to tell leaders negotiating peace in Sudan what millions of refugees like him need.

04 Sep 2018 description

There was an overall downward trend in the levels of organised violence and protests on the African continent during the month of August 2018 compared to the rest of the year. There are fewer reported events than is typical for August based on previous years, but this pattern may still be reversed due to reporting lags. Significant developments still spanned a number of countries in August 2018.

04 Sep 2018 description

At least 23 peaceful protesters were injured today in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), six of them severely, while another 89 were arrested in the capital Kinshasa, and in Goma, Lubumbashi, Bukavu, Mbandaka, Mbuji-Mayi and Tshikapa as police violently dispersed peaceful protests on the use of electronic voting machines in the upcoming elections slated for 23 December.