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JUST IN: #BNNDRC Reports.

The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Félix Tshisekedi did not waste much time to criticize the conduct of Rwandan President Paul Kagame during his exchange with youth leaders on December 4, 2022 in Kinshasa,
...the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to President Félix Tshisekedi, Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda, should feel ashamed for sowing the seeds of the area's ruins and destruction. #DRC #War
President Félix Tshisekedi made reference to Rwanda's attack on the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is carried out by M23 rebels militants.
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JUST IN: #BNNDRC Reports.

After a joint military operation by the Congolese and Ugandan army, fifty-seven former ADF rebel hostages, mostly women and some of them very young were freed and returned to their family on Saturday in the eastern DRC, according to reports.
Accusations of mass killings of civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and attacks in Uganda have been leveled against the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces), which the jihadist organization Islamic State has designated as its branch in central Africa. #DRC #crime
The Ugandan army has been combating these rebels for a year in the northern section of the province of North Kivu, precisely in the region of Beni, as well as in the adjoining province of Ituri.
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JUST IN: #BNNDRC Reports.

The third round of Nairobi peace process meetings comes to a close on Monday, 5th December 2022 with the participation of representatives from armed groups and communities in the DRC's East. #DRC #war
These meetings, which were started a week ago, still do not include the M23. According to the resolutions of the Mini-summit of Luanda, this movement, which the Congolese government had designated as a terrorist organization, had until November 30 to disarm and...
...restrict itself, under the command of the Congolese army and the regional force of the EAC, working with MONUSCO. The M23 retains the captured positions in the interim.
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UPDATE: #BNNDRC Reports.

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo mobilizes Congolese to participate massively in the demonstration on Sunday, December 4 to say NO to Rwandan aggression. #War #DRC
M23 captured Goma in eastern DRC for ten days in 2012. The quick rise and linkages to Rwanda sparked concern and prompted international attempts for a cease-fire. M23 halted its insurrection in 2013 after talks sponsored by the Southern African Development Community.
Within M23, infighting quickly erupted between two parties. One wing, consisting of approximately 1,700 soldiers, retreated to Uganda.
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WATCH: #BNNDRC Reports.

Beginning of the DRC's "balkanization" protest march from the Catholic Church to the Saint Joseph parish in Matonge.

Also participating in the protest are several activists from citizen movements. #War #DRC
The M23 rebel organization, which is engaged in war with government forces in eastern DR Congo, claims that genocidal slaughter against communities of Congolese Tutsis is planned.
Violence against Kinyarwanda-speaking Congolese populations in eastern DR Congo has reportedly occurred, including instances of homicide.
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BREAKING: #BNNDRC Reports.

A hundred or more people were killed in an attack on Tuesday, November 29, by the M23 terrorist group in the village of Kishishe in the Rutshuru region of North Kivu. #Crime #DRC
According to the statement of a resident of this northern Tahitian community, who was reached this Saturday, December 3 by UN radio, children and...
...some sixty adults who had sought sanctuary in a church in the plaza to flee the attackers are among the victims of this terrorist attack on the M23.
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WATCH: #BNNDRC Reports.

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo mobilizes Congolese to participate massively in the demonstration scheduled for Sunday, December 4 to say NO to Rwandan aggression. #War #DRC
As a truce between the sides has broken down, Democratic Republic of Congo rebels with the March 23 Movement, known as M23, have refuted the military's charge that they carried out a murder of civilians.
M23 militants and their Rwandan supports, according to Brigadier General Sylvain Ekenge, are targeting Congolese civilians.
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JUST IN: #BNNDRC Reports.

The 2023 budget measure was approved by the National Assembly on Saturday, December 3.

In terms of revenue and expenses, the central government's budget for the 2023 fiscal year is balanced at 32,034.7 billion FC (15.8 billion USD),
...representing a 44.0% increase over the 2022 finance law forecast of 22,253.0 billion FC (10.7 billion USD).

All 402 of the voters cast votes in favor. When a measure passes first reading, it is sent to the Senate for a second reading.
This measure was studied by the Ecofin commission, whose report was tabled on September 15—the first day of the current session—and after which its adoption was approved.
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BREAKING: #BNNDRC Reports.

After entering office as Director General of the Subcontracting Regulatory Authority in the Private Sector on Friday, November 25, 2022, the new Director General Miguel Katemb set the tone for rejuvenation
...in order to truly concretize the Head of State's objective of seeing the DRC's true middle class emerge.
Following a tour of the many services located in the general management building, the new dynamic established at the helm of the ARP opens the door to more open collaboration with external partners, in this case the Federation of Enterprises of Congo.
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JUST IN: #BNNDRC Reports.

In Mongata, Batshongo, and Kenge in the province of Kwango, the displaced people from Kwamouth are still in a dire humanitarian condition. Cases of deaths owing to inadequate care are reported on a weekly basis. #DRC #war
In a media interview, Lucien Lufutu, the head of the Kwango civil society consultation framework, stated that the host families are overburdened and without food or help.
"Among the many people who traveled through Kwango, we had about 30,000 people who were displaced from Kwamouth, predominantly children, with women and men coming in second.
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JUST IN: #BNNDRC Reports.

The night of December 1 to December 2, 2022, four members of the same family were murdered in Bunia, the capital of the Ituri province, by unidentified armed persons. #DRC #Crime
The bodies of the victims were discovered in the Mudzi-Pela area about 5 a.m., according to Balinda Benjamin, the district's chief, not far from the residence of Kolomani Avenue's head.

He claimed that knives are what killed the victims.
"Watching such a drama aches! four family members were murdered by unidentified persons. Their bodies were discovered adjacent on a plot of land.
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JUST IN: #BNNDRC Reports.

According to Human Rights Watch, it has credible information about the killing of civilians in Kishishe, a community in the Bambi group in the Rutshuru territory in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Image
...as a result of clashes with local armed groups and M23 terrorists who have been occupying this community since November 29.
Human Rights Watch requests that UN peacekeeping forces be sent out immediately to Kishishe and its vicinity to secure the region and protect the survivors in light of the killings carried out in this area by M23 militants.
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JUST IN: #BNNDRC Reports.

On December 1st in Goma, during a protest by civil society and citizen movements against EAC forces, journalists were brutally arrested by the Congolese national police while they were literally going about their usual business. #DRC #Crime
Prior to the arrival of the provincial police commissioner in North Kivu and his decision to forbid anything, the march was, however, proceeding well under the control of the commander of the Goma police station and the urban police.
Before ordering the police to detain reporters who were attempting to turn on their cameras to shoot, he said, "More walking, no cameras."

Immediately after, at least 7 journalists were beaten and taken into custody. taken to the police station in a police jeep.
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JUST IN: #BNNDRC Reports.

According to a statement released by the DRC army on December 1, the Rwandan army and its M23 stand-ins violated the cease-fire when they attacked positions held by the 3410th Infantry Regiment in Kalima,
...at the bridge over the Rwindi River, in the Bambo group, and at Bwito's chief in Rutshuru territory (North Kivu).
"This offensive, which was started by the Rwandan Defense Forces, is a sufficient illustration of the belligerent intentions of the power in Kigali, which is determined to thwart the decisions of the Heads of State of the Sub-Region as well as the efforts of the African Union,
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JUST IN: #BNNDRC Reports.

The work related to the Nairobi negotiations, which began on Wednesday and is being facilitated by Kenya's former President, Uhuru Kenyatta, will enter a strategic phase on Thursday, December 1, 2022. #DRC #War
On the third day, all Congolese delegations from armed groups, civil society, women's associations, and villages from North Kivu, South Kivu, Maniema, Ituri, and Tanganyika are present.
However, on Thursday afternoon, work was paused to allow President Félix Tshisekedi's emissaries to gain clarity on a number of issues, according to a presidential dispatch.
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JUST IN: #BNNDRC Reports.

The five-day-old ceasefire in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo was broken on Thursday when heavy weaponry fighting broke out between government forces and M23 rebels, according to rebels and security sources. Image
Following a summit between the DRC and its neighbour Rwanda, the ceasefire went into effect in the North Kivu region over the weekend.

It was supposed to be followed by a rebel pullout from the seized area, but that pullback has not yet happened.
The sources reported that combat started up again on Thursday in Kirima, which is roughly 10 kilometers from Kibirizi.
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JUST IN: #BNNDRC Reports.

On Wednesday, November 30, three persons were murdered with machetes during a new attack by ADF rebels in the village of Kainama, in the territory of Beni's northwestern region (North Kivu). In addition, five houses and a motorcycle were set on fire. Image
According to local civil society, the attack began at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The attackers first attacked farmers on their way to work in Limbau, on the border between North Kivu and Ituri provinces. #DRC #crime
Two peasants were kidnapped, while others escaped. These two hostages, who were unable to flee, were eventually executed in Mukanza, a nearby village.
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BREAKING: #BNNDRC Reports.

In its most recent news statement, released on Wednesday, the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) claimed that at least 16 cases of death in custody were reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo in October. Image
All of these persons died unexpectedly in jails, police stations, and military facilities run by the FARDC. #DRC #Crime
According to a source from the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO), it claims that sickness, starvation, and unsanitary detention facilities are to blame for these fatalities.
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BREAKING: #BNNDRC Reports.

In October, 369 human rights violations and abuses were registered in conflict-affected areas. According to the UN Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this situation has resulted in the deaths Image
...of at least 210 persons (163 men, 37 women, and 10 children), a 67% increase from the previous month (126 people, including 106 men, 13 women and seven children). #DRC #Crime
According to the same source, this is a 65% increase in the number of summary executions carried out by members of armed organizations.
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JUST IN: #BNNDRC Reports.

On Monday, 100 erosion heads that endanger the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN) site were surveyed by experts from the Office of Drainage Streets (OVD) in order to consider anti-erosive control work. #DRC #Environment
"To find out where the erosion issue that poses a threat to UNIKIN's infrastructure is, we wrote to the Minister of Infrastructure, Public Works and Reconstruction (ITPR), our responsible minister, and the Director General of the ODP.
The prospecting process has only begun with this trip to the OVD "Professor Jean-Marie Kayembe, rector of UNIKIN, expressed this during a meeting with this delegation.
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WATCH: #BNNDRC Reports.

Sendugu Museveni, the strong leader of the #M23, disbands the uprising, forms the #armée resistance against the aggression of Rwanda, and engages in combat with his former terrorist organization. #DRC #War
The Congoly Patriotes Resistance Movement / Strike Forces (Pareco/FF)
Sendugu Museveni, a former important member of the M23 political bureau, founded this organization.
Congolese patriotic resistance/Force de Frappe aspires to be a self-defense group with the goal of combating terrorist organizations, particularly the M23 and the ADF-MTN.
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BREAKING: #BNNDRC Reports.

According to LtCol Mak Hazukay, Spokesperson for FARDC-UPDF Ops, "the FARDC-UPDF bombed Adf locations, forcing them to release a few hostages and capture a dozen of them in the Rwenzori massif and the Mughalika valley." #DRC #War
The M23 rebel militia, which is fighting government forces in eastern DR Congo, has stated that genocidal violence against Congolese Tutsi populations is planned.
There have been reports of violence against Kinyarwanda-speaking Congolese villages in eastern DR Congo, including cannibalism.
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BREAKING: #BNNDRC Reports.

As the Nairobi process enters its third phase of negotiations between the Congolese government, civil society, and various armed factions, a new rebel movement emerges in the east
...of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, The Congoly Patriotes Resistance Movement / Strike Forces (Pareco/FF) Sendugu Museveni, a former important member of the M23 political bureau, founded this organization. #DRC #war
Congolese patriotic resistance/Force de Frappe aspires to be a self-defense group with the goal of combating terrorist organizations, particularly the M23 and the ADF-MTN.
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JUST IN: #BNNDRC Reports.

The report of the Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs focused mostly on the security situation in the east and west of the country during the 78th meeting of the Council of Ministers on November 25, 2022, which was presided
over by Head of State Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo. Gilbert Kabanda reviewed the continuing operations, focusing on those in North Kivu's Rutshuru, which were distinguished by M23/RDF alliance attacks. #DRC #war
According to the Council of Ministers' report, "In the West, the situation in Kwamouth is under control, despite the attackers' migration to the Maidombe Province's neighboring entities and...
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