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22-28 January 2016

Weekly Media Monitoring report for The Democratic Republic of Congo
Posted on January 29, 2016

Contents

Compiled by Caroline Johnpulle 

  1.  Ambassador of South Sudan encourages dialogue
  2. Continuation of military operations against the FRPI rebels
  3. Child Soldier Recruitment: FLDR, Rahiya Mutomboki, Nyatura

 

 


1. Ambassador of South Sudan encourages dialogue 
State-owned media 

(Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 23 January 2016, in French) 

  • L’Ambassadeur du Sud Soudan encourage les Congolais à privilégier la voie du dialogue
  • Beatrice Khamisa Wani-Noah, Ambassador of the Republic of South Sudan in DRC visited Goma, January 22.
  • She strongly encouraged the Congolese people to open dialogue in resolving disputes within the country.

 

 


2. Continuation of military operations against the FRPI rebels 
State-owned media 

(Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 27 January 2016, in French) 

  • Poursuite des opérations militaires des Forces onusiennes et congolaises contrer le FRPI (Ituri)
  • The UN and Congolese forces continue military operations against the FRPI, in Irumu, Ituri.
  • FRPI rebels attacked and looted the town of Tchekele, north of Aveba before moving to Kaguma.
 

3.  Child Soldier Recruitment: FLDR, Rahiya Mutomboki, Nyatura 
Privately-owned media 

(Le Potentiel, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 28 January 2016, in French) 

  • RDC-FDLR, Rahiya Mutomboki et Nyatura sont les principaux groupes armés responsables du recrutement des enfants
  • Main rebel groups responsible for recruiting: FDLR (891 children), Congolese militia Rahiya Mutomboki (288 children) and Nyatura (232 children)
  • The groups are operating in North and South Kivu.
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