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15-21 January 2016

Weekly Media Monitoring report for The Democratic Republic of Congo
Posted on January 22, 2016

Contents

Compiled by Caroline Johnpulle 

  1.  UN concerned about the upcoming electoral process
  2. Rise of insecurity in North Kivu
  3. Ituri: 4 FRPI rebels killed by the FARDC

1. UN concerned about the upcoming electoral process
Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 15 January 2016, in French)

RDC : l'ONU s'inquiète des risques de troubles en lien avec le processus electoral

  • President Kabila has not started dialogue regarding the electoral process due to strong oppositions.
  • UN Secretary General in the DRC, Mr. Sidikou says there is deterioration in the East, due to rebellion groups ADF and FDLR.
  • The crisis in Burundi has also created new risks of insecurity in South Kivu. 

2. Rise of insecurity in North Kivu
Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 15 January 2016, in French) Nord-Kivu: regain d’insécurité à Kirumba

  • In the past two weeks, FARDC have conducted operations against local and foreign-armed groups.
  • There has been suspicious activity in Kirumba.
  • On January 6 -7 in Miriki, 18 people were killed by the FDLR. Investigations are ongoing to find the perpetrators of the massacre.

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 16 January 2016, in French) Nord-Kivu : situation sécuritaire et humanitaire précaire après les tueries de Miriki

  • After the 18 deaths in Miriki, security and humanitarian aid has become precarious.
  • At least 900 families have been displaced.

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 19 January 2016, in French)

Nord-Kivu: des miliciens fuient les attaques de l’armée à Lubero

  • After attacks launched by the FARDC, local and forigen armed groups are fleeing Lubero.
  • Rebels have left the regions of Miriki and Mbwavinywa.
  • The FARDC are stalking the armed groups in the part of Miriki, Buleusa

3. Ituri 

Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 20 January 2016, in French)Ituri: 4 miliciens FRPI tués dans une attaque de l’armée

  • January 18, 4 FRPI rebels were killed by the FARDC in Burasi.

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