UN: Angola expels 8,000 Congolese
June 24, Johabbesburg: Angola has expelled more than 8,000 Congolese while fleeing deadly violence at home who entered the southern African country, United Nations said.
According to humanitarian report 30,000 Congolese have fled to Angola during months of violence in Congo's central Kasai regions that began in August. U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday voted to send experts to the region to investigate alleged abuses that include beheadings. “3,300 people have been killed in the unrest,” Catholic officials in Congo said.
The U.N. says more than one million Congolese have been displaced inside the country by the fighting blamed on militias and government forces. It says militias have used an estimated 500 girls and boys as fighters or "human shields."
The Oslo Times International News Network