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NEW YORK, United States of America, April 5, 2018-Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should immediately release Eliezer Ntambwe, ... Ntambwe was detained after the governor of DRC's central Kasai Oriental province, Ngoyi Kasanji, accused him of defamation and extortion relating to an ...
A recent wave of targeted attacks has left a trail of death, destruction, and mass displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern province of Ituri. The roots of the violence are framed in media reports as ethnic, but analysts and local observers say powerful political and commercial interests ...

... in North Kivu province. “His kidnappers have contacted the St. Paul of Karambi parish to demand US$500,000 (407,000 euros) in ransom for his release,” the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) said, demanding he be set free immediately. North and South Kivu provinces are the theatre of ...
The two-truck convoy we are in is entering one of the areas in the north east of the Democratic Republic of Congo identified as a 'hotspot'. Village after village in parts of Ituri province appear to have been attacked. Many of the homes have been set alight and are destroyed through fire. Some are smashed ...
In Ituri, North Kivu, and South Kivu Provinces, there is continuing deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation, accompanied by many types of violence (killings, destruction of homes, abductions, and looting). This situation exacerbates the already fragile situation in these areas, which have seen ...
But Rochelle's extreme youth didn't spare her from the anger and rage of the militia who stormed her village in Ituri Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo last month. Her face has a deep scar stretching across it, just missing her left eye and there is a wound on the top of her skull where her attacker ...

BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane writes about the anger and anguish of villagers caught up in the latest spiral of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A dark line ran across the small, beautiful face. On either side were stitch marks that ran up under the white bandage covering the top of her head.
Kalemie – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in the south-eastern Congolese city of Kalemie, continues the urgent relocation of internally displaced families from congested and unhealthy urban collective centres to a displacement site recently established in nearby Kalunga. The majority of the collective ...
UN refugee agency scaling up support as 'horrific' violence in DR Congo drives thousands into Uganda ... mostly terrified women and children, have crossed into Uganda from crisis-gripped eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.
... in a remote region of the Democratic Republic of Congo were being burned amid a renewal of communal fighting. People fleeing the violence told aid workers of arson attacks. The clashes between the Hema and Lendu communities — on the eastern side of the Ituri province, bordering Uganda — started ...
At least 79 people have been killed over the weekend when fighting broke out between Hema and Lendu tribes in the northern Ituri province. 6 Mar 2018 ... Aid agencies say tens of thousands of people have been displaced by ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least 79 people were ...
More than 33 people have been killed in a fresh outbreak of ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities say. Unrest broke out between the Hema and Lendu communities in the north-eastern province of Ituri. A UN-sponsored broadcaster said the assailants were eventually forced back ...
In December, violence between communities flared up in Ituri province in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It grew in intensity in February and fighting broke out around the area of Djugu. Houses were burnt, people were killed and tens of thousands fled their homes in search of safety.
Kidnappings, including of foreign and Congolese personnel of humanitarian organisations, are frequent in the territories of Masisi, Lubero, Rutshuru and Walikale in the province of North Kivu. Eastern DR Congo is torn apart by more than 20 years of armed conflict, fueled by ethnic and land disputes, ...
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warned today that a humanitarian disaster of extraordinary proportions was about to hit the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as the province of Tanganyika plunges further into violence, triggering spiraling displacement and human rights ...
Ethnic strife in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has claimed dozens of lives in recent days, according to officials. Local civil society leader Jean Bosco Lalu told Reuters news agency on Tuesday that at least 40 people had been killed in ethnic violence between Hema herders and Lendu ...
Democratic Republic of Congo's attorney general said he has opened an investigation into reports that the opposition leader Moise Katumbi held Italian ... “All this time he was leading the province, he was committing false acts, (using) false documents,” said Numbi, referring to Katumbi's tenure as governor ...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 — Recent violence in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has displaced over 300,000 people from their homes and has echoes of the conflict that affected the region in the early 2000s. Houses have been burned, around 200 people have been killed and many ...
At least 22 people, including 15 civilians, were killed in the past two days in inter-ethnic clashes in eastern DR Congo's North Kivu province, a local official said. “We continue to witness a worsening humanitarian situation in that country mainly because its leader has persistently delayed the holding of ...
... armed men who killed and wounded many. This calm in Bukavu came after the effective operation “Tujikinge” launched by the governor of South Kivu to fight insecurity in the province. Analysts fear that criminals being hunted down in the city may turn to peaceful citizens in the province's various villages.
The U.N. children's fund reports at least 90,000 children have been forced to flee their homes in the face of escalating inter-communal violence in Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri Province. Ituri's Djugu territory in northeastern D.R.C. has been the scene of recent carnage and displacement, with tens of ...
At least 90,000 children have been forced to flee from their homes in the Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, amid an escalation of violence that has seen more than 70 villages burned. The United Nations Children's Fund reports that clashes between ethnic groups in the province to the ...
96,000 children die each year within their first month of birth in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a new report released by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF). This figure places DR Congo among the four countries most affected by neonatal deaths in the world. The situation is ...
The U.N. children's fund reports at least 90,000 children have been forced to flee their homes in the face of escalating inter-communal violence in Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri Province. Ituri's Djugu territory in northeastern D.R.C. has been the scene of recent carnage and displacement, with tens of ...
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warned today that a humanitarian disaster of extraordinary proportions was about to hit the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as the province of Tanganyika plunges further into violence, triggering spiraling displacement and human rights ...
UNHCR sounds alert as fresh violence in DR Congo's Ituri province displaces thousands ... UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is gravely concerned about escalating violence in Ituri province of north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), creating new displacement over the last four days.
The guerilla movement, based in Kasai province, has been leading a bloody rebellion since 2016 against moves by President Joseph Kabila to extend ... His constitutional term in office expired in December 2016 but he has stayed on, stoking a bloody spiral of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Thousands of refugees have flooded into Burundi to escape a fresh outbreak of fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... "No Congolese refugees arrived yesterday, and today I also haven't seen any new arrivals," says Juvenal Bigirimana, the governor of Rumonge province. "If any more people ...
DR Congo: UN chief condemns killing of 'blue helmet,' calls on armed groups to lay down weapons ... Mission, known by its French acronym, (MONUSCO), was killed following an ambush by members of an armed group near Lulimba, 96 kilometres south-west of Baraka, in the DRC's South Kivu Province.
Inter-ethnic violence and clashes between the regular army, militia and armed groups in the provinces of Tanganyika and South Kivu have left some 1.3 million people displaced. “Children in the eastern DRC continue to suffer devastating consequences as waves of violence destabilize the region,” said ...
The Democratic Republic of Congo is currently facing its most significant cholera outbreak for 20 years. In 2017, 55,000 people fell ill across 24 of the country's 26 provinces, and 1,190 died. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has been at the forefront of the medical and humanitarian response, treating half of ...
With multiple ongoing conflict dynamics, the Eastern Provinces of DR-Congo remain the most affected by security-related incidents that have an impact on humanitarian access. ... ln the province of lturi, several roads are classified as "red" , due to the presence or recurrence of attacks by armed groups.
Democratic Republic Congo army Democratic Republic of theCongolese soldiers from the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) walk in line after the army took over an ADF rebel camp, near the town of Kimbau, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, February 20, 2018 ...
Kidnappings, including of foreign and Congolese personnel of humanitarian organisations, are frequent in the territories of Masisi, Lubero, Rutshuru and Walikale in the province of North Kivu. Eastern DR Congo is torn apart by more than 20 years of armed conflict, fueled by ethnic and land disputes, ...
“Thousands of children, women and men have abandoned their homes, in the midst of intensified military operations against Mai Mai armed groups in South Kivu province,” Babar Baloch, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told press at the regular briefing in ...
KIPUSHI, Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ivanhoe ... and the southern DRC provinces of Haut-Katanga and Lualaba, allowing for efficient ... Kipushi, on the Central African Copperbelt in the province of ...
A demonstration on Monday in Democratic Republic of Congo's ... Placide Nyembo, police chief in North Kivu province, told Anadolu Agency.
UN warns of 'looming humanitarian catastrophe' in DR Congo's strife-torn Kasai region ... recently into Kananga, the capital of DRC's Kasai Central Province. ... 3.2 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) ...
Katanga Mining's KOV copper-cobalt mine, in Kolwezi, Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg.
... a humanitarian crisis in the conflict-wracked DR Congo province of ... people have joined the fighting, which has spread to five provinces.
DR Congo: Security related Humanitarian Access Overview (June - September 2017) ... as reported in various territories and provinces around the country. ... to September 2017, including three incidents in the Kasai Province, ...
In early September, voter registration commenced in the Kasai and Kasai Central provinces, the last remaining provinces to undergo this ...
In DR Congo new violence leads to even more displacement ... focused on the Kasai region which comprises nine of DR Congo's 26 provinces.
Violence in DR Congo's Kasai: Humanitarian assistance urgently needed ... with violent clashes seriously affecting several provinces, some 7 million ... more people were displaced by the violence, mainly in Kasai province.
Sake, North Kivu Province, DR Congo: MONUSCO Special Forces conducting a training in fast-roping for future aircraft operations. Photo: UN ...
... for Action: Conflict in Kasai Province in Democratic Republic of Congo ... The Kasai Provinces in the DRC are experiencing one of the most ...
... Steps Up Displacement Assessments, Humanitarian Operations in DR Congo ... In Tanganyika province, IOM deployed teams of enumerators in the early ... Increased ethnic violence throughout the provinces of Kasai and ...
At least 16 members of a militia group have been killed in the troubled North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a military ...
DR Congo: UN mission deploys 'blue helmets' to protect civilians and ... clashes had occurred in the area of Uvira, in South Kivu province, ...
Since the cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo ... Kivu province and has so far affected 20 of the country's 26 provinces, ...


 

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