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2010.10.15 La presse anglo-saxonne sur la RDC de ce vendredi

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UN Warns of DRC Army Atrocities in Kivus
The U.N.’s top official on sexual violence in conflict, Margot Wallström, warned Thursday that Democratic Republic of Congo troops may be responsible for rapes and murders in the same area of the Kivus where there were mass rapes of villagers in late July and early August. [Lire la suite]

UN envoy says gov’t troops continue Congo rapes
Congolese government troops are raping, killing and looting civilians in the same area of eastern Congo where militias carried out mass rapes just weeks ago, a top U.N. envoy said Thursday. Margot Wallstrom, who is responsible for U.N. efforts to combat sexual violence in conflict, told the Security Council U.N. peacekeepers have received reports of rapes, killings and looting by government soldiers. [Lire la suite]

A Vote of No-Confidence for Kabila
Bloomberg ran the following story today: « Barclays Capital Says Congo ‘Maximum Risk’ Investment, » quoting a daily briefing put out by the UK bank. The bank considers the Congo to be « the most significant risk…for the metals and mining sector, » following the repossession of large copper and oil concessions from multinational corporations. The briefing also includes the following line: « Perhaps most worrying is that US State Department officials consider President Kabila to be at his most unpredictable, which does not bode well. » [Lire la suite]

Bosco is up to no good
Following in a very timely fashion, Human Rights Watch put out a call for Bosco Ntaganda’s arrest today, just a day after another ICC-indictee, Callixte Mbarushimana, was nabbed in Paris. I recommend reading HRW’s press statement – it includes a lot of information on tensions within the CNDP. They report that Bosco may have been involved in the assassination of 8 people this year, most of them CNDP members he has fallen out with. [Lire la suite]

Congo assassination testimony
Bosco Ntaganda is wanted by the International Criminal Court for allegedly recruiting child soldiers The BBC has obtained first hand testimony regarding a political assassination of a senior army officer in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The killing last month was allegedly carried out by troops loyal to army Gen Bosco Ntaganda, an ex-rebel leader indicted for war crimes by The Hague. [Lire la suite]

DR Congo troops accused in new rape atrocities
DR Congo government troops are raping and killing women in remote villages where hundreds were the victims of mass rapes by militias just a few weeks ago, a top UN envoy said Thursday. [Lire la suite]

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