Congo unrest challenges UN | Deutsche Welle
By Hilke Fischer
Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo teeters on the brink of chaos as civilians flee the fighting. Analysts warn only a radically new UN strategy can help.
The Democratic Republic of Congo seethes with unrest. Numerous rebel groups are fighting in the east of the country over territory, natural resources and political influence.
Particularly badly hit is the eastern province of North Kivu. Moustapha Mwiti coordinates civil society groups in the DRC. He says local residents there are in the middle of war zone. “Many are fleeing, others are being killed and villages are being torched,” he says.