DRC: EU committed to support

Brussels 31.12.2022 “The EU commends the resolute African-led initiatives to address the root causes of the conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The EU reaffirms its full support to the Luanda and Nairobi processes and calls on all parties to rapidly implement the decisions taken within their frame. The EU welcomes…

DRC: M23 rebels cause suffering

Brussels 09.12.2022 Thousands of tiny makeshift shelters hug the road leading north out of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, a symptom of the vast humanitarian crisis gripping the turbulent east. VIDEO: Bahati Bashubage, a tailor, escaped with his sewing machine after clashes broke out in DR Congo's turbulent east He is now one of tens…

DR Congo: 131 civilians killed

Brussels 08.12.2022 A United Nation investigation has found that at least 131 civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo died in a November attack by the M23 rebel group, the BBC reports. The UN say a preliminary investigation has found that M23 rebels killed at least 131 civilians (102 men, 17 women and 12 children)…

Ethiopia: UN Human Rights commission

Brussels 18.12.2021 Following a resolution presented by the European Union the United Nations Human Rights Council will establish an international commission of human rights experts on Ethiopia. An important step forward to ensure accountability of the perpetrators and justice for the victims” the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell wrote on his Twitter micro blog. Following…

EU congratulates UN Western Sahara Envoy

Brussels 07.10.2021 “The European Union congratulates Staffan de Mistura (pictured) for his appointment as the new UN Secretary-General Personal Envoy for Western Sahara” reads the statement by the spokesperson on the appointment of the new UN Secretary-General Personal Envoy for Western Sahara. We congratulate Staffan de Mistura for his appointment as the new UN Secretary-General Personal…

Borrell visits Libya

Brussels 08.09.2021 EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell arrived to Libya today, 8 September. This mission comes at an important juncture for the country, with presidential and parliamentary elections in December. Good to meet @MOFALibyaTIP Minister Mangoush in Tripoli.Libya has achieved much progress over the past year – ceasefire, unified political institutions &…

Guinea: Colonel Doumbouya ascends power

Brussels 06.09.2021 Colonel Mamady Doumbouya is regarded as the new leader in charge of Guinea after he headed a unit of elite soldiers seizing power on Sunday, September 5. Je condamne la prise de pouvoir par la force en #Guinée et appelle à la libération immédiate du président Alpha Condé. J’invite tous les acteurs à…

Tigray on brink of famine

Brussels 03.07.2021 The United Nations said the conflict could rapidly flare again in Ethiopia’s Tigray and that famine was worsening in the region, where local fighters declared victory this week after an eight-month war with central government and allied forces. A cease fire doesn’t mean cutting a region off power or destroying critical infrastructure. A…

Mali: colonel Goita leads again

Brussels 25.05.2021 HOME Mali vice president confirms takeover after president arrested. Mali’s interim vice president, Colonel Assimi Goita, said on Tuesday, May 25, that he had seized power after the transitional president and prime minister failed to consult him about the formation of a new government. He ensured that the elections would be held next…

CAR: UN accuses Russians

Brussels 05.05.2021 In the Central African Republic, the brutal methods of the Russian “instructors” who fight alongside the Central African army are giving rise to growing fear and concern. On March 31, the United Nations Working Group on Mercenaries warned of a long series of serious human rights violations attributed to them. RFI had access…