Congo's M23 rebels capture Kiwanja, cutting capital Goma off from upper half


The Congo Research Group program’s Kivu Security Tracker [hosted in collaboration with Human Rights Watch] was used to provide the latest conflict data for WION’s recent article on the latest movement of the M23 in eastern Congo over the weekend.

The army withdrew from Rumangabo, their main camp in the region, on Saturday, according to Kivu Security Tracker, which also reported that M23 had surrounded the nearby UN peacekeeper camp and the Virunga National Park.

The Congo Research Group, housed at the Center on International Cooperation at New York University, and Human Rights Watch collaborated on the tracker, which employs researchers based throughout eastern Congo, especially in North Kivu.

Read the article here.

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