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4 - 10 December 2015

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

Compiled by Caroline Johnpulle

  1. 15 Journalists attend training sessions for “electoral media content”
  2. Alleged perpetrator of the Rwandan genocide arrested
  3. Mai Mai Simba threaten to attack Mambasa
  4. 47 Miners kidnapped by gunmen
  5. Insecurity: Residents of Beni abandon their villages 

1. 15 Journalists attend training sessions for ‘electoral media content’
State-owned media

(Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 10 December 2015, in French) Quinze journalistes de Kinshasa en formation sur le contenu médiatique en période électorale

  • 15 journalists from Kinshasa have been attending a training sessions regarding “media content during elections.”
  • It is organized by "Journalists for Human Rights (JHR)," a Canadian NGO based in Kinshasa, supported by the Embassy of Canada in the DRC.
  •  The training focuses on ethical and professional conduct of the delivery of presidential candidates, issues and information.

2. Alleged perpetrator of the Rwandan genocide arrested
Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 10 December 2015, in French). RDC: un présumé auteur du génocide au Rwanda arrêté à Goma

  • One of the alleged perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide has been under arrest since Wednesday in Goma, North Kivu.
  • Ladislas Ntanganzwa, was reportedly arrested by his own comrades in arms on 3 December in Kiyeye.
  • After his arrest, Ntanganzwa was delivered to the Congolese police. 

3. Mai Mai Simba threaten to attack Mambasa
Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 9 December 2015, in French) Ituri: les Maï-Maï Simba menacent d’attaquer deux localités de Mambasa

  • Mai Mai Simba threaten to attack the villages of Mabukusi and Epulu in the Mambasa territory.
  • FARDC is on site in Mambasa to protect the inhabitants and travelers along Highway No. 4.

4. 47 Miners kidnapped by gunmen
Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 9 December 2015, in French)

Ex-Province Orientale: des hommes armés enlèvent 47 personnes

  •  Gunmen kidnapped 47 people from two mining centers, located between the city of Niania, Ituri and the town of Isiro, Haut Uele, on December 5 -6.
  • A woman was raped by nine assailants, she was admitted to care.
  • Last November, 40 women were abducted in Mambasa by armed men. They were later identified as militia Manu.

5. Insecurity: Residents of Beni abandon their villages
Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 7 December 2015, in French)

  • Several residents from Beni have abandoned their villages due to insecurities.
  • The scare comes after the village attacks in Eringeti, just northeast of Beni.
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