13-19 November 2015
Compiled by Caroline Johnpulle
- New MONUSCO representative, Maman Sidikou Sambo
- FARDC and MONUSCO to tighten security against LRA
- FARDC have resumed presence in Lubero
- UNJHRO documented 407 violations of human rights in the DRCongo
1. New MONUSCO representative, Maman Sidikou Sambo
“Arrivée à Kinshasa du nouveau chef de la MONUSCO » (Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 16 November 2015, in French)
- Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-Moon appointed the new special representative of MONUSCO, Maman Sidikou Sambo.
- He arrived to Kinshasa on Monday, from Niamey, Niger.
2. FARDC and MONUSCO to tighten security against LRA
« RDC/Bas-Uélé : La situation sécuritaire « sous le contrôle des FARDC soutenues par la Force de la Monusco » » (Le Potentiel, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 18 November 2015, in French)
- FARDC and MONUSCO are working on tightening security against the Lord’s Resistance Army.
- November 9, in Bas-Uélé, one individual was killed and five kidnapped.
- November 14, two individuals were killed in an ambush in Gongolo. Another two individuals were killed and kidnapped in Bas-Uélé.
- November 15, two boys were killed in Dialimo and six others were kidnapped.
3. FARDC have resumed presence in Lubero
« Nord-Kivu: Les FARDC reprennent le village de Kimaka dans le Lubero » (L’Avenir, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 19 November 2015, in French)
- FARDC have returned to the village of Kimaka in Lubero, in hopes to regain control.
- The militia group, May-May/UDPI have conquered the area.
- The village was previously occupied by the FDLR.
4. UNJHRO documented 407 violations of human rights in the DRCongo
« RDC : le BCNUDH enregistre 407 violations des droits de l’homme en octobre dernier » (L’Avenir, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 19 November 2015, in French)
- UNJHRO documented 407 violations of human rights in the DRC.
- A decrease compared to last September, 503 violations were recorded.
- Most affected provinces are those of the East: North Kivu (154), the former Eastern Province (125) and South Kivu (50).
- The primary responsibility of violations are state agents (PNC, FARDC, ANR) with 60% of the total number of violations have been 326 242 victims.
- FARDC soldiers responsible for the highest number of violations.