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1-7 July 2016

Weekly Media Monitoring report for The Democratic Republic of Congo
Posted on July 11, 2016

Contents

Compiled by Caroline Johnpulle 

  1. MONUSCO honors the recently deceased, Malumalu
  2. North Kivu: FARDC attacked by APCLS and Nyatura in Masisi
  3. Nine people killed by the ADF in Beni
  4. Eight people kidnapped by poachers in Wamba

1. MONUSCO honors the recently deceased, Malumalu
State-owned media

(Agence Congolaise Presse, government-owned news agency, article dated 2 July 2016 in French) La MONUSCO rend hommage à l’Abbé Malumalu, «homme de courage et conviction»

  • MONUSCO made tribute to recently deceased, Apollinaire Malu Malu, who passed away 30 June 2016.
  • He played a major role in the 2006 elections and in the stabilization of areas of conflict. 

2. North Kivu: FARDC attacked by APCLS and Nyatura in Masisi
Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 2 July 2016, in French) Nord-Kivu : plusieurs morts dans une attaque des positions des FARDC à Masisi

  • Rebel groups APCLS and Nyatura, both attacked the FARDC in the region of Lukweti, Lwibo and Kinyumba in Masisi territory (North Kivu).
  • There were several deaths in both camps, which include six soldiers and possibility of a Major.  

3. Nine people killed by the ADF in Beni
Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 5 July 2016, in French) Nouvelle attaque à Beni : 9 personnes tuées

  • At least nine people were killed, by rebel group, ADF.
  • The attack happened in the city of Oicha, 30 km from Beni. 

 


4. Eight people kidnapped by poachers in Wamba
Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 7 July 2016, in French) Huit personnes kidnappées après une attaque des présumés braconniers à Wamba

  • Eight people were kidnapped the morning of July 7. The gunmen were identified as poachers in the Ongonga village territory of Wamba.
  • Military has launched a pursuit on the attackers. 
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