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3-9 June 2016

Weekly Media Monitoring report for The Democratic Republic of Congo
Posted on June 28, 2016

Contents

Compiled by Caroline Johnpulle 

  1. Establishment of an independent operation to track down Kuluna
  2. Growing insecurity for humanitarian organizations in North Kivu
  3. Local population concerned with murders in Kalemie

1. Establishment of an independent operation to track down Kuluna
State-owned media

(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
State-owned media

(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
Privately-owned media

(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. 

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