Calls for UN Action Against DR Congo
Human Rights Watch says most of the violence around the country is linked to a broader political crisis, as President Joseph Kabila has stayed in power beyond the constitutionally mandated two-term limit by delaying elections and suppressing any dissent.
Riots in Kinshasa (file photo).
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Rights Body Should Take Further Action On DR Congo
HRW, 20 March 2018
In December, violence broke out in Ituri province in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Militias launched deadly attacks on villages, killing scores of civilians, torching… Read more »
UN News, 20 March 2018
As fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has forced 4.5 million people to flee their homes over the past year and left more than 13 million in need of humanitarian… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Forces Hid Bodies of Murdered Protesters
CAJ News, 21 March 2018
GOVERNMENT forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have killed at least 47 people, including women and children, during protests against President Joseph Kabila this year. Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Dire Humanitarian Crisis Grips Kasai Region
VOA, 21 March 2018
Fourteen-month-old Georgette is one of the smallest victims of a massive, complicated crisis that has for two years enveloped a region the size of Germany in the Democratic… Read more »
Years of violence and unrest in the country have displaced more than 4.5 million people, creating widespread poverty and hunger. The UN has said that over two million children are ... Read more »