For nearly three decades Eastern Congo has faced frequent outbreaks of violence caused by armed groups. The UN's MONUSCO mission has deployed over 17,000 peacekeeping troops, but as our DW team found, the mission has not brought peace to the region.
In this edition, the senate president in DR Congo resigns after colleagues file a motion of no confidence against him. He's the latest Kabila-era leader to step out of the picture. We bring you more from our correspondent. Also, Congolese and international rights groups urge the US to reinstate sanctions on Dan Gertler. An Israeli diamond tycoon accused of obtaining corrupt mining deals in the DR Congo. We speak to Margot Mollat du Jourdin from "Global Witness". And, the UN warns refugees in the Tigray are facing an "extremely alarming " situation.
For the past six years, the city of Beni in DR Congo's North Kivu region has been the scene of almost daily attacks which have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands. A year ago, the Congolese army launched a major offensive to drive out the main perpetrators of the massacres: the ADF, an armed militia originally from Uganda. But far from being defeated, the rebels have intensified their attacks, with deaths reaching a five-year high. Civilians find themselves caught in the middle, with the army and UN peacekeepers unable to protect them. Our correspondents report.
A small, isolated pocket of land has found itself the focus of tensions in DR Congo. On September 28, the installation of a mayor in the district of Minembwe, in the eastern province of South Kivu, sparked an outcry in the country and sent shockwaves all the way to the top. Our correspondents report.