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5-11 February 2016

Weekly Media Monitoring report for The Democratic Republic of Congo
Posted on February 24, 2016

Contents

Compiled by Caroline Johnpulle 

  1. Maï-Maï rebels in Opala
  2. Increase of FARDC in North Kivu, security is volatile
  3. 15 Killed in clash between rebel groups: Maï-Maï and FDLR

1. Maï-Maï rebels in Opala
Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 6 February 2016, in French) Tshopo : la population d’Opala fuit les combats entre FARDC et Maï-Maï

  • FARDC soldiers are withdrawn from the Rwanda to hunt down the FDLR in Rutshuru, North Kivu.
  • Since January 31, there has been an increase in clashes between civilians and the Maï-Maï, leading to 3 deaths. 

2. Increase of FARDC in North Kivu, security is volatile
Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 8 February 2016, in French) Nord-Kivu : les FARDC veulent neutraliser les détenteurs de toutes sortes d’armes au Sud-Lubero

  • Lt. Mak Hazukay announced 8 February, the deployment of FARDC military reinforcements in southern Lubero (North Kivu).
  • The decision is in hopes to neutralize and discourage killings, massacres and armed groups in the Village of Miriki and its surroundings.
  • Security around Mirki is volatile; this January, 18 people were killed by the FDLR.

3. 15 Killed in clash between rebel groups: Maï-Maï and FDLR
Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 9 February 2016, in French) Nord-Kivu: 15 morts dans un accrochage entre FDLR et Maï-Maï à Mukeberwa

  • 7 February, Maï-Maï rebels, coming from Buleusa, attacked the village of Mukeberwa held by the FDLR.
  • 15 people were killed and 7 injured. 

 

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