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At least 30 dead after massacres in Ituri

Radio Okapi - March 2, 2018

Bodies are buried in the village of Luhanga, North Kivu on 11.28.2016New massacres were reported on Thursday in three villages in the territory of Djugu (Ituri). Officials in the area say that at least thirty bodies have already been discovered, but the search continues. National member of parliament Raymond Tchedya, who represents Djugu, is reporting fifty deaths.
Witness Claims Lubanga Visited Training Camp

Rachel Irwin - IWPR - June 5, 2009

Thomas LubangaDefendant Thomas Lubanga visited military training camps to boost the morale of young recruits, a former child soldier told prosecutors at the International Criminal Court, ICC, this week. “I saw the president on two occasions,” the unnamed witness told the court. “The first time he came, he asked about our situation in general. The second time, he tried to boost our morale—it was a few days before training ended.”
MONUC: Mobile operational bases aid refugee return in eastern DRC

MONUC - November 21, 2007

MONUC press conference in DR CongoNearly 3,000 households that were displaced between February and September 2007, following confrontations between the FARDC and the militia of the FNI, have now returned to their homes.
Army abuse compounds IDPs' lot in Ituri

IRIN - November 9, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaThe threat of violence from rebel remnants is preventing thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeastern DRC returning home, while harassment by regular troops is adding to their woes, according to the UN.
Army, police involved in human rights abuses in the east - report

IRIN - March 20, 2007

Congolese soldiersSoldiers of the Democratic Republic of Congo's national army and the police have been involved in human rights violations in the eastern Ituri region, and are allegedly responsible for growing insecurity in North Kivu, according to a United Nations report.
Death penalty for soldier charged with killing poll officials

IRIN - October 31, 2006

Congo soldiers in BuniaA military tribunal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's northeastern district of Ituri sentenced a soldier to death on Tuesday for killing two polling clerks.Sergeant Innocent Mamale on Sunday shot dead the two clerks from the Independent Electoral Commission in Fataki, 90 kilometres from Bunia, the largest town in Ituri.
NGO suspends operations in camp for 7,000 IDPs

IRIN - July 8, 2005

Humanitarian NGO Atlas Logistic has said it has suspended all aid to internally displaced people at Camp Aéro, adjacent to the Bunia's airport, in the troubled northeastern district of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of Co


Ituri: militias kill fishermen

MISNA - July 5, 2005

At least 15 people, for the most part fishermen, were killed by militias in an attack in Mokambo, in the north-east province of Ituri. The episode was reported by sources of the MONUC (United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo) and took place on June 30.


Who's who in Ituri - militia organisations, leaders

IRIN - April 20, 2005

Conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues despite a peace agreement signed by Congolese parties in April 2003.


Army deploys two more battalions to Ituri

IRIN - April 19, 2005

Two more battalions of the Congolese Armed Forces have arrived in Bunia, the main town in the northeastern district of Ituri, ahead of their deployment to formerly militia-occupied territories of Mahagi and Aru, an army liaison officer told IRIN on Tuesday.





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