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Sport The DRC declares the state of sits in the face of the aggravation of the violence in the east of the country

07:05  01 may  2021
07:05  01 may  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

DR Congo military takes charge in regions under 'state of siege'

  DR Congo military takes charge in regions under 'state of siege' The Democratic Republic of Congo's presidency on Monday ordered military and police officers to take over civil authorities in two regions that have been declared under a "state of siege". North-Kivu and Ituri -- both eastern provinces where dozens of armed groups operate and civilians have been subject to horrifying massacres -- were declared under siege on Friday. Under the DRC's constitution, the president can declare a state of either siege or emergency "if severe circumstances immediately threaten the independence or integrity of the national territory, or if they interrupt the regular functioning of institutions".

BENI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi on Friday declared a state of siege over the worsening violence in the eastern provinces of Ituri and North Kivu that has killed hundreds this year and displaced more than 1.5 million. A surge in attacks by armed militias and inter-communal violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have killed over 300 Announcing Tshisekedi's decision, government spokesperson Patrick Muyaya said: "The objective is to swiftly end the insecurity which is killing our fellow citizens in that part of the country on a daily basis."

The DRC currently faces several epidemics. Its weak health system and lack of basic infrastructure and social services, including in the health care sector, are a challenge to any response. The coronavirus pandemic reached the DRC in March 2020. Since 2018, the DRC has been grappling with a serious The main priorities are: address the pressing, widespread humanitarian needs. provide protection and life-saving assistance to victims of violence and insecurity. help curb disease outbreaks. Most of the EU-funded humanitarian projects are helping vulnerable people in the east of the country , where

RDC-SECURITE /: the DRC declares the state of sits in the face of the aggravation of the violence in the east of the country

Beni, April 30 (Reuters) - Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said on Friday the state of sits in the face of the worsening of the violence in the eastern provinces of the Ituri and North Kivu, who made hundreds of deaths This year and moved more than 1.5 million people.

The upsurge of armed militia attacks and intercommunal violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been more than 300 deaths since the beginning of the year, while government troops and forces to maintain The peace of the United Nations strive to stabilize the situation in the country.

announcing the decision of Felix Tshisekedi, the spokesman of the government, Patrick Muyaya, said: "The goal is to quickly end the insecurity that kills our fellow citizens daily in this part of the country."

He did not specify what measures will be taken as part of the seat state in the two regions concerned. (Erikas Mwisi Kambale and Alessandra Prentice; French version Camille Raynaud)

Media in the DRC: the NGO in danger journalist (JED) pulls the .
alarm © RFI AFRICA Press review in the DRC, at least 14 journalists have received direct or indirect threats for professional reasons since The beginning of the year, reports the NGO journalist in danger (JED). The Organization also registered at least 9 cases of assaulted or tortured journalists in the exercise of their profession. Jed finds a "disturbing resurgence" attacks against journalists and the media. The NGO draws the alarm and calls for deep reforms in the sector.

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