"It is clearly a manoeuvre by those who want to hold onto power," Olivier Kamitatu, Katumbi's spokesperson, told Reuters.
Desire Malodra, a local civil society leader, said 15 people in the Djugu area died on Friday and Saturday in clashes between the DRC army and CODECO militiamen.
The ADF has publicly aligned itself with Islamic State, which in turn has claimed responsibility for some of its attacks. The United States referred to the ADF as “ISIS-DRC” when it added it…
The virus has killed a number of prominent politicians, and low vaccination rates have left the country vulnerable to more contagious variants.
"Several others were left wounded and 25 people were abducted, while over 70 shelters and stores were set on fire. In Boga town alone, 31 women, children and men were killed," UNHCR…
Houses were burned and civilians abducted, the U.N. office for humanitarian affairs said in a statement.