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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Ethnic Cleansing in North‐West?

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Ethnic Cleansing in North‐West? As the UN extends its mandate for an interim five months, people continue to flee from Equateur province. Tribal violence in the north‐west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ( DRC ) had, by mid‐December, sent 84,000 people fleeing across the border into the Republic of Congo since November, with the United Nations refugee agency ( UNHCR ) reporting that supplies to assist the displaced were running low. Inter‐ethnic clashes between the Enyele and Munzaya tribes erupted in Equateur province in November over farming and fishing rights, and fearing the spread of fighting, people are continuing to leave their homes. Some 100,000 people were said to have been internally displaced in the province, where the situation remains tense and government troops have reportedly taken control over several areas, the UN news service reported. (UN News, Dongo 15/12) In the original clashes at least 100 people were killed, mostly in and around the village of Dongo which is about 200km (125 miles) south of the main town of Gemena. The insurgents and DR Congo army troops —FARDC—clashed in fighting that erupted on December 15th near the town of Dongo and left around 47 rebels dead, a UN official http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series Wiley

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Ethnic Cleansing in North‐West?

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
© Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2010
ISSN
0001-9844
eISSN
1467-825X
DOI
10.1111/j.1467-825X.2010.03027.x
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Abstract

As the UN extends its mandate for an interim five months, people continue to flee from Equateur province. Tribal violence in the north‐west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ( DRC ) had, by mid‐December, sent 84,000 people fleeing across the border into the Republic of Congo since November, with the United Nations refugee agency ( UNHCR ) reporting that supplies to assist the displaced were running low. Inter‐ethnic clashes between the Enyele and Munzaya tribes erupted in Equateur province in November over farming and fishing rights, and fearing the spread of fighting, people are continuing to leave their homes. Some 100,000 people were said to have been internally displaced in the province, where the situation remains tense and government troops have reportedly taken control over several areas, the UN news service reported. (UN News, Dongo 15/12) In the original clashes at least 100 people were killed, mostly in and around the village of Dongo which is about 200km (125 miles) south of the main town of Gemena. The insurgents and DR Congo army troops —FARDC—clashed in fighting that erupted on December 15th near the town of Dongo and left around 47 rebels dead, a UN official

Journal

Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural SeriesWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2010

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