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Zwei Jahre "offensives Peacekeeping" in der DR Kongo: Eine Bestandsaufnahme 10/2015 Download (1,1 MB)
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UN warns of possible war crimes in northeastern Congo (28.05.2020)

Widespread and systematic killings, beheadings, rape and other barbaric acts by militia mostly from the ethnic Lendu community in northeastern Congo may constitute crimes against humanity and war crimes, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

ADF militia kills dozens in eastern DR Congo (27.05.2020)

Dozens of civilians have been killed in eastern DR Congo in the latest of a string of massacres by the notorious ADF militia, a UN source and a local NGO told AFP on Wednesday. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have killed hundreds in the region since late 2019, in apparent retaliation for a...

HRW: DRC police kill 55 in crackdown on separatist group (19.05.2020)

Police in the Democratic Republic of the Congo killed at least 55 people in April as part of a coordinated crackdown against a separatist religious group, according to a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released Tuesday.

Thousands forced to flee violent interethnic attacks in eastern DRC (10.05.2020)

In the last two months, the U.N. Refugee Agency reports more than 200,000 people have been forced to flee surging violence between the Lendu and Hema groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri Province. The U.N. Refugee Agency says 5 million people have been uprooted in the Democratic...

Rebel splits and failed peace talks drive new violence in Congo’s Ituri (05.05.2020)

When hundreds of militiamen arrived in January at a government-run demobilisation camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s northeastern province of Ituri, there was a flicker of hope that more than two years of conflict might be abating. But a few weeks later, the fighters … deserted the camp … ....

Armed group in northeast Congo says to lay down weapons (05.05.2020)

[…] The new leader of the Cooperative for the Development of the Congo (CODECO), Ngabu Ngawi Olivier, called on the army to enact a ceasefire to allow talks with the government, a potential breakthrough for President Felix Tshisekedi who has promised to bring an end to decades of unrest in the...

Civil society organisations call for a complete ceasefire to tackle the coronavirus pandemic (05.05.2020)

[…] 139 civil society organizations based in the Democratic Republic of Congo have called for a complete ceasefire across the whole of the country, which has to contend with the novel coronavirus and Ebola virus in stable regions such as Kinshasa, as well as in provinces affected by conflict,...

Covid-19 stalls DR Congo's stability (25.04.2020)

The Coronavirus outbreak has adversely affected efforts by the international community to neutralise negative forces in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Eastern Congo militia ambush kills 16, including 12 park rangers (24.04.2020)

Suspected Hutu militiamen killed 16 people, including 12 rangers, on Friday in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park, a government official said, in the deadliest such attack in Virunga’s recent history.

Scores of civilians killed in worsening inter-ethnic violence in DR Congo (19.04.2020)

The U.N. Human Rights Office reports scores of civilians are being killed, wounded and abducted in worsening Inter-ethnic violence between the Hema and Lendu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri Province. More than 150 people have been killed in Djugu and Mahagi territories in Ituri...

Surge in violence in Ituri region: Congolese army fights militias (16.04.2020)

More than two dozen people have been killed in violence this week in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The attacks by ethnic Lendu farmers in Ituri province have mostly targeted Hema herders.

Congo president's chief of staff arrested amid graft probe (08.04.2020)

[…] Vital Kamerhe’s arrest was a blow to President Felix Tshisekedi, who took power in January last year after campaigning on promises to clean up corruption, which watchdog groups said flourished under his long-serving predecessor, Joseph Kabila.

Report of the Secretary-General on MONUSCO (18.03.2020)

[…] MONUSCO has begun consultations with the Government on a strategic dialogue to ensure that the drawdown and exit are carefully sequenced, conditions-based and undertaken in accordance with agreed benchmarks.

UN: nearly 1 million DRC refugees in urgent need of support (07.03.2020)

The U.N. refugee agency Friday launched an appeal for $621 million to assist nearly 1 million refugees who have fled violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo seeking safety in neighboring countries.

Militants kill dozens in east Congo as attacks on civilians intensify (01.02.2020)

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 62 civilians in a series of attacks this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the army is waging a counter-insurgency campaign against the rebels, the government said on Saturday.

Dozens killed by suspected rebels in eastern DRC's Beni region (29.01.2020)

At least 36 people have been killed in a suspected rebel attack in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo's Beni region, where hundreds have died in violence since November, a local official has said.

UN rights chief says most DRC violations by state agents (29.01.2020)

DR Congo's army and other agents of the state commit a majority of the rights violations in the conflict-wracked central African country, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Monday.

President Tshisekedi's first year in office (24.01.2020)

When Felix Tshisekedi became president in the Democratic Republic of Congo's first ever peaceful transfer of power, expectations for change were high. But after a year in power, his results are mixed.

Averting proxy wars in the eastern DRC and Great Lakes – ICG briefing (23.01.2020)

Three Great Lakes states – Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda – are trading charges of subversion, each accusing another of sponsoring rebels based in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. Outside powers should help the Congolese president resolve these tensions, lest a lethal multi-sided melee...

Joint UN-Congolese strategy needed to address insecurity following deadly attacks (21.01.2020)

The recommendation follows an independent assessment into deadly attacks allegedly carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) armed group during the latter part of last year. … They found that presumed ADF combatants killed more than 260 people, mostly women and children, during November and...

Killings and violence targeting ethnic group in DRC ‘may amount to crimes against humanity’ (10.01.2020)

The targeting of the Hema community in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with violence, including killings and rape, may amount to crimes against humanity, said the UN on Friday.

Islamist militants kill 18 in attack in eastern Congo (30.12.2019)

Islamist militants have killed 18 people in an attack on a village in eastern Congo, a regional official and a local human rights group said on Monday, the latest in a 60-day counter-offensive that has killed nearly 200 civilians.

ADF blamed for weekend DR Congo attacks that killed 32 (16.12.2019)

At least 32 people were killed in eastern DR Congo on Saturday and Sunday nights, where attacks on civilians by rebel groups have sparked protests against United Nations peacekeepers, local officials said.

U.S. imposes sanctions on Islamist rebels in eastern Congo (11.12.2019)

The United States imposed sanctions on the leader of an Islamist rebel group and five others on Tuesday for perpetrating serious human rights abuses including mass rape, torture and killings in eastern Congo, the U.S. Treasury said.

ADF rebels in the DRC: Why are locals protesting against the UN, again? (11.12.2019)

In late November, a growing anti-United Nations (UN) sentiment swept through several towns in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In the town of Beni, protesters attacked UN bases and staff housing, expressing anger that the UN peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO) has not adequately protected...

A new approach for the UN to stabilise the DR Congo – ICG briefing (04.12.2019)

The Security Council has an opening to rethink its approach to DR Congo with this month’s mandate renewal of the UN peacekeeping mission. The council should prioritise local conflict resolution and bolstering President Tshisekedi’s efforts to improve regional relations to combat over 100 armed...

Heavy gunfire erupts as DR Congo's anti-UN protests continue (02.12.2019)

At least two people reportedly killed as demonstrations continue demanding UN peacekeepers leave the Beni area.

Attacks on UN troops in Congo 'not the solution': Denis Mukwege (29.11.2019)

Angry locals in eastern Congo have accused a UN mission of failing to prevent a massacre. But in an interview with DW, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Congo native Denis Mukwege argues the mission is a necessary presence.

UN investigating whether UN peacekeeper killed protester in Beni (27.11.2019)

[…] The death occurred on Tuesday in the eastern city of Beni where locals have been demonstrating against MONUSCO, accusing it of failing to protect them against a notorious militia.

Violence forces DRC Ebola responders out of critical areas (26.11.2019)

More than one-third of the United Nation’s Ebola responders in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Beni were relocated Tuesday amid growing insecurity in the area, while the other responders remained to help combat the deadly outbreak.

UN working to prevent attacks on civilians in eastern DRC (26.11.2019)

Peacekeepers from the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were conducting extensive patrols in the east of the country on Tuesday, one day after demonstrators set fire to buildings to protest lack of civilian protection in the face of attacks by armed groups.

Congo court hands life sentence to warlord for murder, sexual violence (19.11.2019)

The court, in the eastern city of Bukavu, also found Congo's government liable for failing to protect victims of the Raia Mutomboki militia and ordered it to pay compensation to more than 300 victims.

UNHCR: Eastern DRC's forcibly displaced victims of human rights violations (12.11.2019)

The UN refugee agency reports hundreds of thousands of displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces are living in abject poverty and subject to mass human rights violations.

War crimes judges sentence Congolese warlord Ntaganda to 30 years in prison (07.11.2019)

The International Criminal Court sentenced former Congolese military leader Bosco Ntaganda on Thursday to 30 years in prison for atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers. Ntaganda, 46, was found guilty in July on 18 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity for acts...

DR Congo launches large-scale operation against rebels (01.11.2019)

Armed forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo said an offensive against rebel groups in the country's east has been launched while efforts continue to contain a deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus. … An estimated 160 rebel groups with a total of more than 20,000 fighters are still active in the...

DRC unrest sparks concerns of regional refugee crisis (29.10.2019)

Months of unrelenting militia attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are driving more people from their homes, adding to the millions already displaced and threatening to spread insecurity elsewhere in Africa's Great Lakes region, observers warn.

UN says will not back any foreign intervention in DR Congo (25.10.2019)

The UN on Friday ruled out giving any support to countries neighbouring DR Congo if they intervene militarily in the east of the country, which is plagued by militia violence. The prospect of joint military intervention by DR Congo and its neighbours has surfaced in the light of a meeting of senior...

Support 'winds of change' in DRC to consolidate positive developments, urges UN mission chief (09.10.2019)

Recent positive trends could help transform the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into a stable country, the head of the UN operation there told the Security Council on Wednesday. … “Regional diplomatic initiatives have been rolled out, a coalition government has been put in place with an...

Thousands of Congolese refugees returning to conflict-battered Kasai (08.10.2019)

Fighting that erupted in Kasai province between armed groups and DRC security forces in 2016 has lessened and security conditions have improved. The UN refugee agency says it expects to assist more than 4,000 refugees in Angola who want to return to their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo's...

Congo mine goes digital in fight against conflict minerals (01.10.2019)

[…] It’s the latest initiative in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to improve systems meant to show minerals entering global supply chains come from mines that don’t use child labour or fund warlords and corrupt soldiers.

DR Congo says Hutu militia commander shot dead (18.09.2019)

The Democratic Republic of Congo's military says it has shot dead Rwandan Hutu rebel leader Sylvestre Mudacumura. The International Criminal Court had sought his arrest on war crime charges.

DR Congo President and UN chief meet at a ‘historic moment’ for democracy in the country (02.09.2019)

On the third and final day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UN chief António Guterres declared that the country is experiencing a historic moment, which could herald the development of democratic institutions.

New Congo government shows influence of former president (26.08.2019)

Congo’s prime minister announced a new government on Monday, eight months after President Felix Tshisekedi won an election, with around two thirds of posts going to allies of former president Joseph Kabila. … The cabinet list released by Prime Minister Illunga Illunkamba on Monday consisted mostly...

With security improving in DR Congo’s Kasai, thousands of refugees head home from Angola (23.08.2019)

As security has improved in the restive Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), some 8,500 refugees have left the Lóvua settlement in Angola’s north-east Lunda Norte province in the past week, hoping to cross the border and return home, according to the UN refugee agency.

Ebola spreads to remote, militia-run Congo territory (19.08.2019)

The widening geographic spread of the virus, and its presence in yet another zone under the sway of armed groups, raises the risk of it spreading out of control.

Displaced by DR Congo violence, survivors’ testimonies highlight brutality of armed militia (16.08.2019)

Two months since hundreds of thousands of people fled violence in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN humanitarians warned on Friday that armed militia continue to make their safe return impossible.

1,900 civilians killed in Kivus over 2 years (14.08.2019)

Armed groups in Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern Kivu provinces have killed 1,900 civilians and abducted more than 3,300 others between June 2017 and June 2019, Human Rights Watch and the New York University-based Congo Research Group said in a report released today.

UN: almost 700 summary executions in DRC in 6 months (25.07.2019)

Nearly 700 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were victims of summary and extrajudicial executions this year, with a third carried out by security forces, the United Nations reported on Thursday.

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