Rights Groups Urge UN to Rein in Congo Army

U.N.-supported military operations in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have had an "unacceptable" cost for the civilian population, said a coalition of rights groups Tuesday. The call to action by the Congo Advocacy Coalition said 1,000 civilians have been killed, 7,000 women and girls have been raped, and nearly 900,000 people have been forced to … Continue reading “Rights Groups Urge UN to Rein in Congo Army”

UN-Backed Troops Abusing Congo Civilians

United Nations-backed Congolese armed forces conducting intensified military operations in eastern and northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have failed to protect civilians from brutal rebel retaliatory attacks and instead are themselves attacking and raping Congolese civilians, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday. The attacks on civilians from all sides have resulted in a significant … Continue reading “UN-Backed Troops Abusing Congo Civilians”