DRC: Two people killed every day in North Kivu

DRC: Two people killed every day in North Kivu
Civil society organisations in eastern DRC have reiterated their call to President Joseph Kabila to stop the ongoing killings, which have claimed more than 2,500 lives in three years. Until late 2017, the North Kivu region had enjoyed a period of relative calm before violence resumed with the killing of . . . Read More

DR Congo death toll nears 50 after second attack

DR Congo death toll nears 50 after second attack
At least a further nine people have been killed in another attack by suspected Islamist militants in the eastern extremes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, bringing the total killed in the past week to nearly 50. World Watch Monitor reported last week that between 20 and 40 villagers . . . Read More

DR Congo – Christians killed, as thousands flee continuing Islamist violence

DR Congo – Christians killed, as thousands flee continuing Islamist violence
Islamist militants are suspected to have killed between 20 and 40 villagers in the eastern extremes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to news reports and a World Watch Monitor source. Attackers carried machetes and axes into a village in North Kivu province, in eastern DRC, late in . . . Read More

Foreign jihadists are fighting in DRC

There are foreign fighters operating in the ranks of the ADF-NALU, a group of militants originally rooted in a rebel movement to overthrow Uganda’s government, but forced to re-locate over the border into North Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reports Fides. On 16 October, a UN report said . . . Read More

DR Congo – Islamist militias threaten central Africa too

In Africa, it isn’t only in the west that Islamist insurgencies are posing a security threat. While attention has been focused on Nigeria’s radical Islamist group Boko Haram (whose attacks have spread to neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger), a relatively unknown militant group has intensified attacks in the Democratic Republic . . . Read More