Democratic Republic of the Congo: Banyamulenge militia disrupts school final exams in South Kivu and rape some girls
Militia attacks in DR Congo’s volatile east disrupted the start of school final exams Monday with hundreds of students fleeing violence and some girls raped by the attackers, officials said.
The school-leaving exams had already been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and began on Monday.
In Sud-Kivu province, about 700 students and their teachers fled after fighting near an exam center in Haut Uele, near the border with South Sudan, Nyange Saluba, an official with a civil society group said.
Saluba said the attack was staged by the Banyamulenge militia — a group of Congolese Tutsis that has been waging war for several months.