Category Archives: 02 February.2010

Februrary 2010

  • 7 February, MONUC’s internal weekly security report: several attacks on villages in south Lubero Territory (date not specified). Source: Huffington Post
  • 11 February, North Kivu: IRIN Africa reported that the FDLR reportedly killed seven women who were going to Bisembe forest market in Rutshuru area. Eight escaped, but only three reached home.
  • February (date not specified), South Kivu: Ekklisia reported brutal attacks by suspected FDLR rebels. Fifteen women (all mothers) were abducted and raped by the armed assailants: five were brutally tortured and then beheaded, three survived and were taken to Panzi Hospital in Bukavu for emergency medical care. As of the report (9 March 2010), the remaining seven are still missing, presumed dead.
  • rebels attacked a village a two-day’s walk away from Kitchanga, North Kivu. People in a refugee camp in Kitchanga are afraid to go home because of the violence. Kauta Muhima, president of a committee of leaders at Kitchanga camp, said that fighting is continuing in the surrounding villages. Source: Geoffrey York, Globe and Mail, 26 Mar 2010

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