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19-25 February 2016

Weekly Media Monitoring report for The Democratic Republic of Congo
Posted on March 2, 2016

Contents

Compiled by Caroline Johnpulle 

  1. Massacre in Miriki: 18 arrested
  2. Ban Ki-moon in the DRC

1. Massacre in Mirki: 18 arrested
Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 22 February 2016, in French) Massacre de Miriki : 18 personnes aux arrêts

  • 18 people were arrested in connection with the massacre of Miriki, which took place last month.
  • Since the massacre, tensions between the Hutu and Nande have worsened.
  • Of those arrested, 10 belong to the Maï-Maï militia.
  • They were arrested in Kanyabayonga and the village of Kabose

2. Ban Ki-moon in the DRC
Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 22 February 2016, in French) Les députés du Nord-Kivu interpellent Ban Ki-moon sur l’insécurité dans leur province

  • 22 MP’s of North Kivu seek involvement of the UN’s Ban Ki-moon.
  • They are seeking International inquiry by the Secretary General with International criminal court, so crimes do not go unpunished.

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 23 February 2016, in French) En RDC, Ban Ki-moon souligne la nécessité de la collaboration FARDC-Monusco

  • Ban Ki-moon arrived in the DRC February 23, he emphasized the need for collaboration between the FARDC and MONUSCO.
  • He stated that the UN is working towards the restoration of security in the region.

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 24 February 2016, in French) La visite de Ban Ki-moon au Nord-Kivu, un signe d’espoir, selon Julien Paluku

  • The governor of North Kivu, Julien Paluku, is satisfied with the visit of Ban Ki-moon in his province.
  • He believes there will be solutions to the problems of insecurity in the DRC.
  • This comes after UN’s Secretary General’s visits to camps and schools of those displaced persons

 


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