March against violence in Eastern DRC

Monday 06th, August 2012 / 11:33 Written by

 Four days ago, thousands of people took to the streets all over the Democratic Republic of Congo to express their dissatisfaction with the ongoing fighting in the North Kivu region. Since four months, the so-called M23 Movement fights the Congolese Army and seized several important towns in the region. Meanwhile approximately more than 450.000 people have been displaced in the course of the fighting.

The protestors that went to the DRC’s streets in many parts of the country were angry about the ongoing unrest in the Eastern part. Many of them blame the government of not taking enough action to bring the region the long-awaited peace.
At the same time, heavy fighting has been reported again between governmental troops and M23 rebels that still march towards the provincial capital Goma.

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Fields of work: Environment, Fisheries, History, Countries: Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Zimbabwe Part of since: January 2011

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