Democratic Republic of Congo – Deadly attack near the town of Beni (February 28 to 29, 2016)


France condemns the massacre perpetrated during the night of February 28 to 29 near the town of Beni (North Kivu), which killed 13 people.

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families. The perpetrators of this attack must be brought to justice.

This tragedy, which comes in the wake of a series of deadly attacks near Beni, underscores the urgent need for resolute and coordinated action by the Congolese army and MONUSCO to protect the civilian population and restore security in the Kivus.