US DRC: Traffic resumes timidly between Beni and Kasindi, at the Ugandan border
DRC: Soaring prices on the markets of Blessed, one of the consequences of the abuse of violence
© Alexis Huguet / AFP Internal displaced people flee the site of an attack attributed to the ADF rebels, near Beni, in February, near Beni, in February 2020. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the renewal of violence in Beni's territory affects the economy of the region. Farmers abandon their fields for areas deemed more secure. As a result, for example: outbreak of prices on the market of Beni City. Buyers and sellers hope for strengthening security.
. After nearly two months of suspension, traffic resumes timidly between the city of Beni and that of Kasindi, on the Ugandan border. Traders and truckers had decided not to borrow this section following the many cases of armed attacks allocated to ADF combatants. The army announces new provisions for a better securing of this vital route for the region's economy, on site Taximen and other road users are cautious.
with our special envoy to Beni, Patient Ligodi
cell of MuPanda, commune of Ruwenzori, it is here that parking the vehicles coming from Kasindi, the border with Uganda.
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Parking is struggling to find its ambiance of yesteryear. The drivers have a bad memory of the national road n ° 4. "It's been two months since we've lost a driver to the village of Mighende. He had followed other dramas. Vehicles were attacked, other fires. But before, this road had always been dangerous.
hungry, some venture all the same. "When you see a taxi-bike take the risk, it's because of hunger. When you have nothing to leave at home so you try everything for everything. It's a suicide. It's indulging. If you come back alive then you glorifies God ".
On the army side, we try to reassure. General Major Peter Cirimwami is commander of Operation Sokala 1. "We are released the road. We placed fixed positions. We place trailing with a truck that is pre-positioned for quick interventions. "
On this section, a dozen people, four of whom have been killed in armed attacks since the beginning of the year.
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