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6-12 November 2015

Weekly Media Monitoring report for The Democratic Republic of Congo
Posted on November 12, 2015

Compiled by Caroline Johnpulle

  1. 33 FRPI militia sent to Goma
  2. 700 Ituri Police officers to be trained by UNIPOL
  3. New defense department securing national parks and reserves
  4. 706 militiamen of Mai Mai have surrendered in South Kivu
  5. MONUSCO Commander leaves after 2 years

 


1. 33 FRPI militia sent to Goma
State-owned media

(Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 6 November 2015, in French) Province de l’Ituri: trente trois (33) ex miliciens de FRPI transférés à Goma

  • 33 FRPI ex-militia were transferred Thursday to Goma, North Kivu to work in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration.
  •  Since July 2015 MONUSCO has already transferred 177 militiamen.
  • The pressure to transfer stems from the FARDC and logistical support from MONUSCO.
  • Joint operations are focused on tracking the Mai Mai militia in Mambasa.   

2. 700 Ituri Police officers to be trained by UNIPOL
State-owned media

(Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 6 November 2015, in French)UNIPOL projette une formation à l’intention de sept cent (700) policiers de l’Ituri

  • The United Nations Police will train 700 Ituri police offices for 3 months, beginning November 10.
  • Officers will be trained for intervention, the restoration of law and the electoral process. 

3. New defense department securing national parks and reserves
State-owned media

(Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 8 November 2015, in French) Vers la création d’un corps chargé de la sécurisation des parcs nationaux et réserves naturelles apparentées

  • The Minister of National Defence, Crispin Atama Thabe, announced Friday, the creation of a body responsible for securing national parks and nature reserves. 

4. 706 militiamen of Mai Mai have surrendered in South Kivu
State-owned media

(Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 11 November 2015, in French) 706 éléments des groupes armés se sont rendus à la force de la MONUSCO et aux FARDC au Sud-Kivu

  • 706 militiamen have voluntarily surrendered to UN forces, in South Kivu.
  • However, there has been resurgence of ethnic tensions between the Luba and pygmy communities in Kamubanga.
  • FARDC and PNC have been deployed in the area

5. MONUSCO Commander leaves after 2 years
State-owned media

(Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 11 November 2015, in French) Fin du mandat du commandant de la Force de la MONUSCO en RDC

  • The term of Force Commander of MONUSCO, Carlos Alberto Dos Santos Cruz, came to an end, after over 2 years.

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