Fighting between rival ethnic groups in the north-west of the Congo the past few days more than a hundred deaths, report of human rights activists Wednesday.
The usually peaceful province of Mai-Ndombe is affected by the gewelddadigste fights in few years time. And that on a sigh of the long-delayed presidential, parliamentary and provincieraadsverkiezingen, Sunday, take place, and that even if it is to be feared that those acts of violence can lead.
The battles between the Batende and Banunu, two ethnic groups, vomiting Sunday after a dispute over the burial site of a local leader of the Banunu.
“There are therefore 120 deaths. In the hospital are a further 71 injured’, says Jules Bango, a human rights activist from the village of Yumbi, against news agency Reuters. ‘Thousands of people on the flight have the Congorivier crossed into neighboring Congo-Brazzaville.’
According to another activist who Reuters spoke to the upcoming elections on the basis of the geweldsuitbarsting. The Batende would the ruling coalition of president Joseph Kabila support, while the Banunu have rallied behind candidates of the opposition.