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23 November - 4 December 2015

Weekly Media Monitoring report for The Democratic Republic of Congo
Posted on December 11, 2015

Compiled by Caroline Johnpulle

  1. FDLR burned over 600 homes in North Kivu
  2. 6 decapitated by the FDLR
  3. 24 Killed in Eringetti, attack led by Ugandan Islamist group ADF
  4. General Jean Baillaud: attacks by ADF are terrorist

1. FDLR burned over 600 homes in North Kivu
Privately-owned media

(L’Avenir, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 27 November 2015, in French) Nord-Kivu: Les rebelles Fdlr ont incendié 620 habitations Walikale

  • Rebels from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) burned 620 homes, Wednesday night.
  • It took place in two villages in the Wanyanga group in Walikale territory in North Kivu.

2. 6 decapitated by the FDLR
Privately-owned media

(L’Avenir, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 30 November 2015, in French) Territoire de Walikale: Six civils décapités par les FDLR à Kyambala et Misinga

  • 6 civilians decapitated by the FDLR. The victims were from Kitambala and Misinga, villages located near iKobo and Kisimba in Wanyanga, north of Walikale Territory.
  • The CEPADHO alert the FARDC and MONUSCO on genocide that continues endlessly in this area by the FDLR.
  • "Our organization is calling for urgent action by the Congolese authorities and the international community," challenges the CEPADHO.

 

 


24 Killed in Eringetti, attack led by Ugandan Islamist group ADF
Privately-owned media

(L’Avenir, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 1 December 2025 in French) A Eringeti: 24 morts et plusieurs blessés suite aux affrontements entre les FARDC et ADF

  • Sunday, Ugandan Islamist group, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) led an attack in Eringetti, leaving 24 dead.
  • 7 civilians, 1 UN peacekeeper and 4 soldiers are among the dead
  • 40 attackers entered the town killing indiscriminately.
  • Attackers blocked the town's military base and a position of the UN peacekeeping mission.
  • Over 20,000 villagers have reported, have fled the area.

4. General Jean Baillaud: attacks by ADF are terrorist
Privately-owned media

(L’Avenir, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 3 December 2015, in French) Pour Jean Baillaud, les ADF font du terrorisme en Rdc

  • Force Commander of MONUSCO, General Jean Baillaud described the attacks by the rebel group, ADF as terrorist.
  • Baillaud stressed the particularity of the ADF over other world terrorist groups. ADF have no political interlocutors. It is not easy to communicate with the Ugandan rebels, he said.
  • MONUSCO Baillaud stressed, "These operations will last.”

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