James Oatway

Eringeti, Beni, North Kivu Provi, Democratic Republic of Congo

A pool of bloods dries on the floor of the kitchen where a gang of men killed a woman called Mamalisi during an attack in Mapiki village in Eringeti. The violence left four people dead and two were left fighting for their lives. In October 2014 a series of massacres began in the Beni area (North Kivu). There have been about 19 since then leaving around 300 civilians dead. Some of the massacres have taken place a stone's throw from the bases of UN peacekeepers and Congolese army (FARDC) bases. The official line is that the ADF-NALU, an Islamic rebel group, are behind the killings but no one on the ground believes that (not even the UN) s the ADF-NALU have long been a spent force. Civilians in the Beni area are living in fear, with the UN seemingly unable to protect them, many locals suspect that FARDC are involved in the ongoing massacres. Survivors and witnesses have reported hearing the killers speak in Luganda and Kinyarwanda. Languages from Uganda and Rwanda respectively. Circumstantial evidence suggests that the killers have links with M23, the rebel group defeated just over one year ago. All indications are that this is the beginning of a new war in the DRC.

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James Oatway
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Eringeti, Beni, North Kivu Provi
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Democratic Republic of Congo
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