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10-16 June 2016

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

Contents

Compiled by Caroline Johnpulle 

  1. 6 ADF killed in Kambau, Beni
  2. 457 Children associated with militia groups in 2016
  3. President Kabila reiterates the importance of the electoral process

 


1. 6 ADF killed in Kambau, Beni
State-owned media

(Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 13 June 2016 in French) Six ADF tués lundi dans la localité de Kambau à Beni

  • FARDC kill six ADF terrorists during operations on June 13 in Kambau in Beni, North Kivu. 

2. 457 Children associated with militia groups in 2016
State-owned media

(Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 15 June 2016 in French) 457 enfants associés à des groupes armés documentés au premier trimestre 2016 par la MONUSCO

  • During the first quarter of 2016, MONUSCO has documented that 457 children (68 girls, 389 boys) have been linked with armed groups.
  • Their roles include combatants, escorts, cooks, maids, messengers and carriers.
  • Girls are also often used for sexual purposes, and as wives. 

3. President Kabila reiterates the importance of the electoral process
State-owned media

(Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 16 June 2016 in French) Urgent/Joseph Kabila : « les élections auront bel et bien lieu à tous les échelons »

  • President Joseph Kabila reiterated the irreversibility of the electoral process in the DRC. He noted that the elections "will indeed take place at all levels", in his closing on Thursday in Lubumbashi.
  • He stressed the importance of inclusivity for the election. 

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