UN Probes Abuses in Kasai Provinces

[UN News] The United Nations today opened an international investigation into alleged killings, mutilations and destruction of entire villages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s restive Kasai provinces.

[UN News] The United Nations today opened an international investigation into alleged killings, mutilations and destruction of entire villages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's restive Kasai provinces.

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UN Experts to Investigate Kasai Region Violence

[HRW] Geneva -The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted by consensus a resolution on June 23, 2017 directing the UN high commissioner for human rights to send a team of international experts to investigate alleged human rights violations and abus…

[HRW] Geneva -The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted by consensus a resolution on June 23, 2017 directing the UN high commissioner for human rights to send a team of international experts to investigate alleged human rights violations and abuses in the central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congolese government has agreed to cooperate, including by facilitating access. The final resolution incorporates language from proposals prepared by the African and European groups at the Council.

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The Country is Paying a Heavy Price for Autocrats At Its Helm

[The Conversation Africa] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will mark 57 years of independence on Friday, 30 June. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Mobutu Sese Seko’s fall from power in 1997.

[The Conversation Africa] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will mark 57 years of independence on Friday, 30 June. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Mobutu Sese Seko's fall from power in 1997.

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Is the Force Intervention Brigade Still Justifying Its Existence?

[ISS] The Force Intervention Brigade (FIB), the sharp end of MONUSCO – the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – earned its stripes in 2013 when it helped the DRC’s army defeat the powerful Rwanda-backed M23 rebels in …

[ISS] The Force Intervention Brigade (FIB), the sharp end of MONUSCO - the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - earned its stripes in 2013 when it helped the DRC's army defeat the powerful Rwanda-backed M23 rebels in the east of the country.

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‘Un Unable to Solve the Crisis in DRC’

[Deutsche Welle] The UN accused Kabila’s government of backing a militia that is killing innocent people in the troubled Kasai region. DR Congo expert Phil Clark of SOAS says the UN has limited leverage to change things on the ground.

[Deutsche Welle] The UN accused Kabila's government of backing a militia that is killing innocent people in the troubled Kasai region. DR Congo expert Phil Clark of SOAS says the UN has limited leverage to change things on the ground.

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The DRC Can Learn From Lumumba As Its Internal Crisis Deepens

[The Conversation Africa] Johannesburg -The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a vast country rich in natural resources including the world’s largest reserves of cobalt, and substantial quantities of diamonds, gold and copper.

[The Conversation Africa] Johannesburg -The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a vast country rich in natural resources including the world's largest reserves of cobalt, and substantial quantities of diamonds, gold and copper.

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North Kivu – Civilians Bear the Brunt of Fresh Fighting

[Al Jazeera] Goma, DRC – Ouimana Buiko Zawadi is desperate to get her story out. She sits with her four children and her brothers on the floor of a bare room in a camp for displaced people in Goma city – the capital of North Kivu province in eastern De…

[Al Jazeera] Goma, DRC - Ouimana Buiko Zawadi is desperate to get her story out. She sits with her four children and her brothers on the floor of a bare room in a camp for displaced people in Goma city - the capital of North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Sexual Violence Fuels Vicious Recruitment Cycle in Congolese Militia

[IPS] United Nations -In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the active recruitment of young girls by armed militias has produced disastrous effects–facing social stigma when they’re freed, many girls find their way back to these violent groups an…

[IPS] United Nations -In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the active recruitment of young girls by armed militias has produced disastrous effects--facing social stigma when they're freed, many girls find their way back to these violent groups and rejoin them.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa