RDC – Sud-Kivu: Pourquoi ce silence autour du massacre de Kasika?

Au mois d’Août 1998, plusieurs massacres ont eu lieu en République Démocratique du Congo. Celui de KASIKA est très peu évoqué alors que des chefs coutumiers, femmes et enfants ont été tués dans le territoire de Mwenga le 23 et 24 d’Août

Dans le rapport du Ministère des Droits Humains publié au mois d’Octobre 2001, le massacre de KASIKA est qualifié de génocide. Le législateur Congolais le décrit même d’ethnocide.

Le récit qui suit précise juste en grands traits, les circonstances et les détails du drame tel que diffusé par ailleurs par le SIC (source indépendante), en date du 4 décembre 1999.

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DR Congo says local officials helped spark Yumbi massacre


Survivors of an attack in the western village of Bongende, DR Congo, stand on January 27, 2019, next to a mass grave that allegedly contains 100 bodies. Congolese authorities have acknowledged that local officials played a role in sparking the massacre. PHOTO | ALEXIS HUGUET | AFP

Democratic Republic of Congo has acknowledged for the first time that local officials played a role in sparking the slaughter of hundreds of people last December.

At least 535 civilians were killed on December 16 and 17 in three villages in Yumbi, a remote territory in western DR Congo on the banks of the Congo River some 350 kilometres (200 miles) north of Kinshasa.

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MORE THAN 100 KILLED IN CONGO CLASHES DAYS BEFORE VOTE

A volunteer brings daily food rations for people who fled the conflict in the Kasai region. They are at a camp for internally displaced persons in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of Congo.
A volunteer brings daily food rations for people who fled the conflict in the Kasai region. They are at a camp for internally displaced persons in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of Congo. John Wessels /AFP/Getty Images

KINSHASA – More than 100 people have died in clashes between rival ethnic groups in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo this week, local activists said on Wednesday.

The fighting in Mai-Ndombe province is some of the worst to hit the normally peaceful area in years and comes days before Sunday’s long-delayed presidential, legislative and provincial elections, which many fear could turn violent.

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