UN threatens international probe on Congo

Geneva, Tuesday The UN rights chief yesterday gave Kinshasa a two-day deadline to show it is seriously investigating violence in the centra...

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. Photo/Courtesy

Geneva, Tuesday The UN rights chief yesterday gave Kinshasa a two-day deadline to show it is seriously investigating violence in the central Kasai provinces, or submit to an international probe.

“Unless I receive appropriate responses from the government regarding a joint investigation by June 8, I will insist on the creation of an international investigative mechanism for the Kasais,” said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.

In March, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights demanded a high-level investigation into abuses committed against civilians in Congo following the discovery of dozens of mass graves.

The region has seen a major spike in violence since September when government forces killed tribal chief and militia leader Kamwina Nsapu who had rebelled against President Joseph Kabila. -AFP

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