Interethnic Tensions in DR Congo Threatens Region
Government forces have regained control of large areas of the Kasai but sporadic fighting with militia groups continues as ethnic tension grows and more people flee, according to the United Nations.
VOA, 7 March 2018
The U.N. refugee agency warns mounting inter-ethnic tension in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo threatens to plunge the region into renewed violence, with fears… Read more »
Displaced families shelter in a church in Tanganyika Province in the DR Congo.
Congo-Kinshasa: Thousands of Congo Children Flee to Uganda in Two Months
East African, 2 March 2018
At least 26,000 children have crossed into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since January. Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Congolese Rebels Exploit UN Mission's Weaknesses
CAJ News, 6 March 2018
AN investigation into the killing of 15 United Nations peacekeepers by a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in December has established a lack of capacity in the… Read more »
UN News, 6 March 2018
The United Nations refugee agency warned Tuesday that ongoing instability in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) poses a grave risk to civilian safety,… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: AU Closely Monitoring DRC Crisis
New Era, 6 March 2018
The African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, says since many African countries will be holding elections this year the AU will review such… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Warns Situation in DR Congo Reaching 'Breaking Point'
Deutsche Welle, 2 March 2018
The second deadly attack in a month happened where land disputes have reignited a long-dormant ethnic conflict and caused thousands to flee. The UN has warned the situation in the… Read more »
The human costs of the ongoing crisis in the country are borne disproportionately by women and children, whose homes have been pillaged and burned, and who are not in school and ... Read more »