Humanitarian Crisis & Vulnerability of Local Population in Minembwe-Bijombo: What can be done to Alleviate Tensions?

Next to local complexities, the involvement of foreign armed groups creates another complicated layer. The presence of Burundian and Rwandan foreign militias in the High Plateau of Uvira-Minembwe has led to unprecedented humanitarian crisis where inter-community contestation constitutes the center of violent conflict.

Affrontements dans les Hauts Plateaux d’Itombwe-Minembwe: Quand tout le Monde a Raison ?

Les Hauts Plateaux d’Itombwe-Minembwe est devenu l’épicentre d’affrontements entre groupes armés qui détiennent le pouvoir et contrôle sur la population civile. Les derniers affrontements dans la succession de ce cycle datant de dizaines d’années ont eu lieu dans les localités de Matanganika, la première semaine du mois de Mars 2019.… Read the rest “Affrontements dans les Hauts Plateaux d’Itombwe-Minembwe: Quand tout le Monde a Raison ?”

Humanitarian Crisis in Bijombo: Thousands under Gunfire and Have Nowhere to Go!

Bijombo groupement is currently going through the toughest moments of its crisis. Traced back from the colonial period, mutual exclusion among ethnic communities have taken a pace of discriminating some communities based on grounds of ‘natives’ versus ‘immigrants’. As Banyamulenge are considered as ‘new comers’, they seem to unlikely deserve holding traditional chieftaincy.… Read the rest “Humanitarian Crisis in Bijombo: Thousands under Gunfire and Have Nowhere to Go!”