The latest from Beni, DRC: Conflicting reports on killings over the Weekend, but certainly ADF-NALU attacked on the 22nd September; sharing the knowledge of the origin of violence in the Kivu’s!


The embattled city of Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo has heavy day of deaths again. First was a rumour that I haven’t gotten verified that there been a FARDC Soldier on rampage killing 13 people. Even ABC in the U.S. and The Guardian in the UK have written their piece on it. But the intelligence from the DRC, which I believes says this.

The rumour we’re spread by this official source:

“Seventeen people were killed Saturday, September 24th in Beni and several others are missing, mainly children, following a stampede caused by rumors of an incursion of ADF in this city of North Kivu. According to the head of Civil Protection of Beni, the situation was aggravated when a FARDC soldier in civilian clothes started shooting in the air. He stated that the balance sheet is still provisional” (…) “During this panic, as it was raining heavily, there are children who have been lost. We are still investigating these children. They took the road Mangina, Butembo and other road, the road of Oïcha. And with respect to human damage, we have 15 deaths by drowning and two by crisis. We are still waiting to receive more bodies to be recovered” (…) “The mayor of Beni, Nyonyi Bwanakawa , called the population fled to the neighboring cities of Beni to return to their homes. “There was panic yesterday [ Saturday, September 24 ] , today there is no panic. The city regained its calm since yesterday. My constituents who went to Mangina in Butembo also everyone back home”, says the mayor of Beni” (…) “What I do have secure sources of is 4 people died by accident, 8 by drowning, 4 people by getting to bottom of Congo Kilokwe, 1 person died in the river Kalinda, 3 people by the river of Munyubelu and 1 person of the market of Kilokwa. So the total of deaths alone in the last day has been 17 persons. Not the ten of the rumour. Still, the verification of the matter and deaths is still worrying how easily these people are dying and to what extent” (Radio Okapi – ‘Beni: 17 morts suite à la rumeur d’une incursion des ADF’ 25.09.2016, link:

So the rampage of certain soldier is not verified by the Mayor of Beni this time around, even if the 17 people died are more than enough by the scare of the weather and rain. This proves the volatile and scarcity of secure areas in and around Beni.

The ADF-NALU we’re attacking Beni on the 22nd September 2016, there we’re 7 dead by assault, 3 missing and 3 hurt. The ADF-NALU burnt the houses of the ones connected to the FARDC in the town as they we’re assaulting it.

Some say the drunk soldier we’re in a military base or compound where he shot bullets in the air together with the bad weather and with the knowledge of the recent ADF attack made the general public scared that the bullets shot from the soldier we’re a prequel to more horror form the guerrilla.


Interview of Antipas Mbusa Nyamwisi on the 22nd September 2016:

Journalist: “You just mentioned the “M23”. What do you say, by cons, some officials who accuse you of being behind the ADF rebels, which are suspected, rightly or wrongly, the massacres of the population of Beni?”

Antipas: “In October 2014, I was the first to raise his voice to say he is going serious things in Beni. I can tell you that the killings of Beni organizer is the General Mundos [Editor’s note: General Muhindo Akili, aka Mundos]. For almost two years. Gradually, everyone starts to realize that there is something fishy. There are even reports that the UN no longer say in easy explanations consisting of pointing accusing fingers towards opponents. Everybody is beginning to realize that the sponsor of these massacres is at the top of the Congolese state. I can not be both the author and the informer of a crime. Why are the authorities so far unable to apprehend the perpetrators of these murders? As directory you can see, I do not live in Beni” (Les Depeches – ‘Antipas MBUSA NYAMWISI expose tous les secrets désagréables de Joseph KABILA’ (25.09.2016) link:

The reports of the mattes is still sad and strong, the silence of the matter and the little heart of all the fellow human beings dying while the valuable resources are traded showing how cold the world are. While bloody mess are traded with the resources that are exported to all kind of industry and products the world needs. Still, all this silence of the killings from either ADF, FARDC and all the leaders who take charge of the death of innocent civilians in the greed and violence; neither if it is former EX-FARDC Gen. Mundos Muhindo Akili and his fellow EX-FAR.

We cannot know about this and look away. That is madness and no honour. The international media is running wild on the 13 dead by the Soldier, while my intel says the drunk solider just made the Beni, DRC scared by the bullets.

We can all question who is reliable and where this is heading. The FARDC if they can even control the ADF-NALU at this point or if they really want to stop Gen. Mundos Muhindo Akili… Because the killings continue, but the quickness of Mayor Bwanakawa claiming otherwise, but the ADF did just recently attack the town again and a drunken soldier shooting in the air days after skirmishes of a guerrilla sound credible to me. This happens together with bad weather and insecurity of Beni.

So we know there is Ill Will and Ill intent in the Kivu’s and weak state that are only in it for the money and not in it for the security of the citizens. If they had cared than they have had a decade to ‘clear the air’ and make sure the citizens we’re safe. But since the MONUSCO and the FARDC is still there and the ADF still roams the area with violence. There are too many questions while the Rwandan Government still earns heavy currency on precious metals or resources they cannot even produce in quantities and quality minerals that isn’t possible to produce and mine. This happens while the guerrillas are attacking civilians and export to take it Kigali and sell it worldwide. The knowledge of this is open and the world should know by now, but doesn’t sanction them in any way it matters while this resources the fuel guerrillas or insurgents that gets wealthy on the deaths of innocent Congolese.

Beni, Beni dies for the mercy of minerals that helps the world go around, while the world doesn’t really care about the deaths and killings in Beni as they are continuing.


As this old page show’s how the ghost of the past continues to hunt the Congolese:

The United States paid only minor lip service to the charges of human rights abuses during the anti-Mobutu rebellion. This was clearly due to the established connections the RPF regime had with Washington, D.C…the Clinton administration declared its sympathy with Kabila’s assertion that the UN and human rights organizations were trying to impose “Western values” on Africa. As one US official stated, “We have to respect the African point of view” (…) “Perhaps the most ominous indication that the violence in the Congo has yet to see its most extreme devastation is that the North Kivu province contains over 80% of the world’s coltan. Coltan will arguabley be the 21st century’s most important mineral, as it is essential for all the digital technology (microchips) used today. North Kivu resident Vincent Machozi reports that both U.S. and Chinese governmental operatives are active inside North Kivu” (Caroline Smartt – ‘The Roots of the Kivu forgotten tragedy’ (25.04.2008) link: ).

With the knowledge of this and for those who doesn’t know. Now you know the importance of the Kivu’s. That’s why the killings in DRC and Beni are worrying as the world doesn’t do anything to really make the silent war die there. The continued bloodshed and horror of any kind. There we’re once a guerrilla named “Terminator” and surely other will rise to secure the payments for the Coltan and Rare-Earth Minerals from there. Will there be change in Beni and North and South Kivu of the DRC? Peace.

Communique de Presse: De la NDSCI a Suite de la Situation d’Insecurite qui Prevaut sur l’Axe Kabare-Nord en Province du Sud-Kivu (18.09.2016)


RDC: Communiqué du Chef d’État Major des FARDC RDC pour le secteur opérationnel SUKOLA au Kivu (30.08.2016)

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Beni : le Chef de la MONUSCO Maman Sambo Sidikou estime qu’il faut une stratégie différente contre les massacres (30.08.2016)

Beni Pray

Beni – 30 août 2016 : « Il est évident que pour la MONUSCO, les discours et la compassion ne suffisent plus ! Il faut travailler avec le gouvernement et de façon très rapprochée. Il est évident qu’il faut travailler avec les FARDC de façon très rapprochée et arrêter une stratégie différente.» a déclaré le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général de l’ONU en RDC (SRSG), Maman Sambo Sidikou, lundi 29 août 2016 à Rwangoma, localité située à 4 km du centre-ville de Beni.

«Parce que nous comptons les morts, les uns après les autres et ça ne peut plus continuer », a expliqué le chef de le MONUSCO.

C’est à Rwangoma que le 13 août dernier, une cinquantaine de personnes ont été massacrées par des présumés ADF.

M. Sidikou, accompagnait le nonce apostolique, Luis Mariano Montemayor, dans sa visite pastorale au Diocèse de Butembo-Beni. Le nonce apostolique a d’ailleurs présidé une célébration en la mémoire des disparus, avant d’insister sur la protection des civils, priorité majeure du mandat de la MONUSCO.

Le mardi 30 août 2016, trois temps forts ont rythmé la fin de la visite du SRSGG à Beni : une rencontre avec les leaders religieux – imams, pasteurs, protestants -, une autre avec la société civile ainsi qu’une conférence de presse.

Pour l’essentiel, ces échanges ont permis de comprendre que la gestion d’un tel dossier nécessite l’implication et la collaboration de tous les acteurs qui, par leurs propositions, leurs idées, peuvent contribuer à la résolution d’une telle crise.

Le chef de la MONUSCO a encore une fois insisté sur le fait que le remède à cette crise n’est pas seulement militaire, que seule une approche multidimensionnelle peut apporter une réponse à cette problématique et qu’il y a lieu de revoir la stratégie actuelle.

C’est dans cette optique que M. Sidikou a annoncé que, très prochainement, en compagnie d’autorités politico-militaires congolaises, il se rendra à nouveau à Beni.

Alain Coulibaly

RDC: Communique du G7 (28.07.2016)

G7 27.08.2016

“Du sable et des cailloux” pour lutter contre l’armée congolaise – RDC #Reporters (Youtube-Clip)

RDC – Mesure de Decrispation Politique (26.08.2016)

RDC 26.08.2016 Free Activist

RD Congo – Nord-Kivu: Note d’informations humanitaires no 16 du 25 août 2016

Beni Pray

Faits saillants

  • Insécurité grandissante à Beni : Environ 50 civils tués par des hommes armés dans la ville de Beni
  • Réduction de l’accès humanitaire au sud Lubero suite à l’insécurité.
  • Près de 2 200 nouvelles personnes déplacées à l’ouest de Beni.
  • Près de 39 500 personnes déplacées vulnérables assistées dans les territoires de Beni et Masisi

Le massacre d’environ 50 civils le samedi 13 août à Rwangoma et Mbelu, deux quartiers périphériques de la ville de Beni, a occasionné une série de marches de colère et de protestation organisées le 17 août par les bureaux de la société civile de Beni, Oicha et Butembo après trois jours de deuil national décrété par le Gouvernement central. Dans la ville de Beni, des sources hospitalières ont rapporté trois décès et au moins huit personnes blessées pendant les manifestations de colère. Selon la Société civile, plus de 1 000 personnes ont été tuées dans le Territoire de Beni depuis octobre 2014. L’insécurité qui prévaut dans la ville de Beni et ses environs immédiats empêche les populations d’accéder à leurs champs.
Ce contexte précaire aggrave la situation humanitaire déjà fragilisée. Les activités humanitaires (accès et autres interventions) ont été paralysées à la suite de trois journées villes mortes décrétées du 15 au 17 août par la Société civile.

Pendant ce temps, les mouvements pendulaires des habitants sont constatés dans la ville. Les habitants des quartiers périphériques touchés par ces tueries hésitent à retourner dans leurs maisons.
Certains préfèrent passer la nuit au centre-ville de Beni et retourner chez eux dans la journée. D’autres ont préféré se déplacer vers d’autres zones. Ainsi, l’ONG nationale ACOPE rapporte qu’il y aurait 839 ménages déplacés à Butembo, 422 à Halungupa/Mutwanga, 677 dans la commune rurale de Bulongo, à Mangina et dans des familles d’accueil à Beni.

L’insécurité persistante au sud-ouest du Territoire de Lubero ne permet pas aux organisations humanitaires d’accéder aux personnes déplacées. Quelque 2 140 nouveaux ménages déplacés (chiffres à vérifier) seraient récemment arrivés dans cette zone, selon des sources humanitaires. Ils sont répartis dans les localités de Bunyatenge (850 ménages), Kasugho (1 050 ménages) et Kagheri (240 ménages). Ils sont arrivés des localités et villages de Masekeseke, Fatua, Bingo, Yama, Makokwando, Kabili, Patalmo, Musumbu et de Katenderwa, entre juin et juillet, suite aux exactions perpétrées par des hommes armés et aux affrontements entre groupes armés.

C’est dans cette zone que des agents humanitaires et des opérateurs économiques sont souvent pris en otage par des hommes armés.

RDC: Arrete Urbain No 3072/28 MCL/Viben/2016 Modifiant l’Arrete No. 3072/26 MCL/Viben/2016 du 18/08/2016 Portant Instauration d’Un Couvre-Feu en Ville de Beni (25.08.2016)

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Security Council press statement on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (17.08.2016)


They expressed their deep concern regarding the persistence of violence in this region, where more than 700 civilians have been killed since October 2014.

NAIROBI, Kenya, August 17, 2016 – The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the killing of at least 50 civilians on 13 August in the area of Rwangoma village, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), by suspected members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

They expressed their deep concern regarding the persistence of violence in this region, where more than 700 civilians have been killed since October 2014. They stressed the need for the Government of the DRC to conduct a thorough and prompt investigation into these attacks in order to ensure that those responsible are held to account.

The members of the Security Council called on the Government of the DRC to take further military action, in accordance with international law, including international humanitarian law and international human rights law, as applicable, and with the support of MONUSCO in accordance with its mandate, to end the threat posed by the ADF and all other armed groups operating in the region.

They recalled that drivers behind different armed groups’ activities are varied and that there is no purely military solution to the problem of armed groups, and emphasized the need for comprehensive military and civil responses to these armed groups.

The members of the Security Council reiterated their support to MONUSCO and called on all parties to cooperate fully with the Mission and to remain committed to the full and objective implementation of the Mission’s mandate.