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11-17 December 2015

Weekly Media Monitoring report for The Democratic Republic of Congo
Posted on December 18, 2015

Compiled by Caroline Johnpulle

  1. The region of Walikale stabilized by the FARDC
  2. Kidnapper apprehended in Goma
  3. Evaluation of military cooperation between France and the DRC
  4. 35,000 people displaced from North Kivu, have arrived in Ituri
  5. 10 tons of ammunition and 500 kg of firearms being destroyed in Bunia
  6. 22 Boys recruited by militia armies
  7. FARDC and MONUSCO continue to fight the FRPI militia 

1. The region of Walikale stabilized by the FARDC
State-owned media

(Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 11 December 2015, in French) La région de Mpango (Walikale) désormais stabilisée par les FARDC

  • Military operations launched last week againist the militia Raiya Mutomboki, Wing Mpango have come to an end.
  • The FARDC have managed to stabilize the area. 

2. 35,000 people displaced from North Kivu, have arrived in Ituri
State-owned media

(Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 16 December 2015, in French) Plus de 35.000 personnes déplacées sont arrivés en Ituri, selon OCHA

  • The displacement of more than 35,000 people is due to military operations and armed groups.
  • The families arrived from North Kivu and have taken refugee in Ituri.
  • The UN are preparing basic necessities for the group.

 


3. 10 tons of ammunition and 500 kg of firearms being destroyed in Bunia
State-owned media

(Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 16 December 2015, in French) Dix tonnes de munitions et 500 kg d’armes à feu en cours de destruction à Bunia

  • Since Tuesday, 10 tons of ammunition and 500 kg of firearms have started to be destroyed in Bunia.
  • The weapons were held illegally, and operations to destroy them were initiated by the UN. 

4.FARDC and MONUSCO continue to fight the FRPI militia
Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 16 December 2015, in French)Ituri: l’armée et la Monusco attaquent les miliciens FRPI

  • Since attacks in Ituri last week, the FARDC and MONUSCO are holding positions in Mukato, Mabili, Tchanda and Avelulu Semuliki.
  • The FRPI militia camp was destroyed by these operations, told an officer from the Congolese army.
  • RPI militia continue to attack civilians in the region.
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