World DRC: The Congolese Army Target of Attacks in Masisi

16:55  12 april  2021
16:55  12 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

War crimes court orders record $30 million compensation for Congo victims

  War crimes court orders record $30 million compensation for Congo victims War crimes court orders record $30 million compensation for Congo victimsTHE HAGUE (Reuters) - Child soldiers and other victims of convicted Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda should get a total of $30 million compensation, International Criminal Court judges ruled on Monday, in their highest ever reparation order.

Un membre des FARDC monte la garde à l'extérieur d'Oïcha, dans le territoire de Beni. (image d'illustration) © John Wessels / AFP A member of the FARDC rides the guard outside of Oicle, in the territory of Beni. (Image of illustration)

The authorities of the province do not hide their concern, especially since the coalition that is to the maneuver includes the main armed groups in the area. Coordinated attacks on several localities in the territory. The FARDC managed to resume some and prepared a great offensive.

with our special envoy to Kinshasa, Sonia Rolley

If you ask the question, it is incomprehensible all these coordinated attacks with these well-armed men, explains an authority of North Kivu. The coalition faced by the Congolese soldiers is composed of several once rival groups: members of APCLS, Nyatura, and in particular the new CMC platform, very close to of the Rwandan Hutu rebels, FDLR , to which would be added today. According to his information, the NDC-renovated fighters of the Head of War Guidon, however, long regarded as an ally of the Congolese army and an enemy of the Nyatura-Apcls coalition.

Nile dam talks extended in Kinshasa after draft communique setback

  Nile dam talks extended in Kinshasa after draft communique setback Talks gathering Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Addis Ababa's contested dam on the Nile were being extended on Tuesday after Sudan objected to the terms of a draft communique, a Congolese mediator said. Hosted by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Kinshasa, the meeting bringing together foreign ministers from the three countries began on Sunday and had been scheduled to end on Monday. "Ethiopia and Egypt accepted the terms contained in the draft final communique. But Sudan felt that its interests in the River Nile were at threat," said the DRC source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Since last year, two factions of this group oppose, one of them is faithful to the head of war. "These groups combined when their survival is at stake and handlebars lost the support of FARDC officers," said a local researcher who has been a regular degradation of the situation for months. This researcher also explains that one of Guidon's rival faction groups participated in APCLS operations. This is how old enemies would come back allied again.

Another factor that could explain this mobilization: the announcement of discussions with the Rwandan army around future operations while local populations are hostile. Still, for civil society, these attacks are made possible by the little staff of the Congolese army in the field. "Nor can we put soldiers in every locality, the problem is that they attack on several fronts," says on the governorate side of the province.

doctors without borders received at least 17 wounded in the health structures that the NGO supports. MSF also says they have at least 6,000 displaced in the area.

Antony Blinken makes surprise stop in Afghanistan to sell Biden troop withdrawal .
Blinken seeks to assure senior Afghan politicians the U.S. remains committed to the country despite a plan to withdraw troops by Sept. 11.Blinken sought to assure senior Afghan politicians that the United States remains committed to the country despite Biden's announcement a day earlier that the 2,500 U.S. soldiers remaining in the country would be coming home by the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that led to the U.S. invasion in 2001.

usr: 5
This is interesting!