3-9 June 2016
Weekly Media Monitoring report for The Democratic Republic of Congo
Posted on June 28, 2016
Compiled by Caroline Johnpulle
- Establishment of an independent operation to track down Kuluna
- Growing insecurity for humanitarian organizations in North Kivu
- Local population concerned with murders in Kalemie
1. Establishment of an independent operation to track down Kuluna
(Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 7 June 2016 in French) Mise en place d’un commandement opérationnel autonome pour la traque des Kuluna
- "Kuluna" is the phenomenon of an increase in violence with the involvement of weapons, and the rising toll of casualties over these past years.
- It constitutes a serious threat to social peace, undermining public security.
- A strategic plan to fight against urban crime has been established through MONUSCO and the PNC.
2. Growing insecurity for humanitarian organizations in North Kivu
(Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 8 June 2016 in French) Préoccupation sur la croissance de l’insécurité face aux humanitaires au Nord-Kivu
- Humanitarian organizations operating in North Kivu express concern and frustration at the growing insecurity affecting vulnerable people and personnel.
- 1.6 million people are in need of assistance in North Kivu, including 780,000 displaced people, in which 80% are women and children.
- In 2015, 31 aid workers were kidnapped.
3. Local population concerned with murders in Kalemie
(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 6 June 2016, in French) Kalemie : la résurgence des meurtres inquiète la population
- Three people were killed from June 3 -5. Three weeks ago, three individuals were stabbed towards Makala train station.
- Those who committed the crime are described by wearing military uniform.