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13-19 November 2015

Weekly Media Monitoring report for The Democratic Republic of Congo
Posted on November 20, 2015

Compiled by Caroline Johnpulle

  1. New MONUSCO representative, Maman Sidikou Sambo
  2. FARDC and MONUSCO to tighten security against LRA
  3. FARDC have resumed presence in Lubero
  4. UNJHRO documented 407 violations of human rights in the DRCongo

1. New MONUSCO representative, Maman Sidikou Sambo
State-owned media

“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
Privately-owned media

« 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
Privately-owned media

« 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
Privately-owned media

« 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. 

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