(UNICEF) – The crisis in Greater Kasai in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has severely disrupted life-saving interventions for children in recent months, putting an estimated 400,000 children at risks of severe acute malnutrition, said UNICEF. Across the five provinces of Greater Kasai, critical health infrastructures are no longer operational due to the conflict. In […]

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(International Business Times) – Security forces have killed at least 390 people suspected of belonging to the Kamuina Nsapu militia as part of the government’s operations to quash the militiamen in the provinces of Kasai, Kasaï Central and Kasaï Oriental, according to a state official. The brutal conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s previously peaceful Kasai […]

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(HRW) – This submission focuses on the provision by the United States of military assistance to governments recruiting or using children as soldiers despite restrictions on such assistance under the US Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008. The Child Soldiers Prevention Act prohibits several categories of US military assistance to governments that recruit or use child […]

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(Quartz) – On Dec. 6, the International Criminal Court opened its prosecution of a longtime confidant and henchman of African warlord Joseph Kony. But as the curtain was pulled back on an expensive courtroom drama, it was hard not to be disappointed by the villain who entered the courtroom at The Hague. Dominic Ongwen, a 41-year-old […]

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(AFP) – Beheadings, mass graves, kidnapped foreigners, child soldiers: a tribal insurrection in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region has killed hundreds of people and risks further destabilising the fragile central government. Congolese officials face growing international pressure to curb the violence, while the UN Security Council prepares to vote on Friday to cut down its […]

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(Human Rights Watch) – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUSCO, confirmed on March 28, 2017, that the bodies of Zaida Catalán, a Swede, and Michael Sharp, an American, were found by UN peacekeepers near Bunkonde in Kasai Central province on March 27. The two members of the UN Group of Experts […]

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(Deutsche Welle) – US military operations against the Lord’s Resistance Army in central Africa are “coming to an end,” a top American general said on Friday, even though its brutal leader Joseph Kony has not been captured. “This operation, although not achieving the ability to get to Kony himself, has essentially taken that group off the battlefield,” […]

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(The New York Times) – Seven Congolese Army officers have been arrested and charged with war crimes after a video surfaced last month that appeared to show uniformed soldiers opening fire on a group of civilians in a massacre that left at least 13 people dead, the military’s auditor general said on Saturday. The video depicts […]

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