The FDLR denied “being involved in the attack” and called on MONUSCO to “shed light” on the killings “instead of resorting to hasty accusations.” from Kinshasa and the UN peacekeeping force. The authorities of the DRC and Rwanda have not announced the existence in the DRC of any regular Rwandan troops.
“The FDLR are near the place where the attack took place. It’s in the realm of possibility that the Rwandan rebels are responsible for this attack.”The FDLR is near the location where the attack took place. The Rwandan rebels are responsible for this attack in the realm of possibility. Since 2017, Attanasio, 43, has represented Italy in Kinshasa, first as Head of Mission, and then as Ambassador since October 2019.
Since 2017, Attanasio, 43, has represented Italy in Kinshasa, first as Head of Mission, and then as Ambassador since October 2019. Sergio Mattarella, the Italian President, acknowledged what he called a “cowardly attack.” The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, released a statement urging the DRC to investigate the “heinous targeting” of the UN mission quickly.
Scores of militias roam the four eastern provinces of the DRC, many of them a legacy of wars in the 1990s that snatched millions of lives in countries across Central and Southern Africa. The assault on Monday took place in heavily forested, mountainous terrain north of Goma, the capital of North Kivu, in the Nyiaragongo Territory—one of the most dangerous areas of the world.