The UN Human Rights Office has urged the Democratic Republic of Congo government to act to ease tensions between two communities in the west of the country. The human rights body has issued a final report which details several days of planned and orchestrated killings in Yumbi at the end of 2018, in which hundreds of men, women and children were killed. The violence was triggered by a dispute over the burial of a Banunu chief, reportedly on Batende land, the report says.
Dispute Over Burial Left At Least 535 People Dead - UN Report
UN, 12 March 2019
"New waves of violence" could erupt "at any time" in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN rights office warned on Tuesday, unless the Government acts to ease… Read more »
An Electoral Commission building in Yumbi town, that was partially destroyed during inter-communal violence in December 2018 (file).
UN Report Details Horrors of Western DR Congo Violence
OHCHR, 12 March 2019
A special investigative mission to Yumbi territory in Mai-Ndombe province, in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo, found that horrific intercommunal attacks carried out… Read more »
DRC - Thousands in Yumbi Need Ongoing Support After Recent Conflict
MSF, 21 February 2019
Ethnic tensions led to an outbreak of violence between two communities in the Yumbi territory of western Democratic Republic of Congo in mid-December, reportedly killing more than… Read more »
900 People Killed in Ethnic Violence - UN
VOA, 17 January 2019
Nearly 900 people were killed in ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo in mid-December, the United Nations Human Rights office said Wednesday. Read more »
Over 500 Found Dead in DRC Mass Graves
CAJ News, 31 January 2019
AT least 535 civilians have been killed in the recent clashes between rival ethnic groups in in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Read more »
UN peacekeepers say they found mass graves in Ituri province, where a recent surge in violence left towns and villages in ruins and more than 260 people dead. Read more »
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