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Congo peacekeeper sentences 'inadequate' - HRW

BBC World Service

A campaign group has described as "inadequate" the three-year prison sentences given to Congolese peacekeepers for the murder of eleven civilians in the Central African Republic.

Human Rights Watch said the authorities in Congo-Brazzaville missed an opportunity to show that no peacekeeper is above the law.

The civilians, including women and children, were killed in 2014 following the death of a Congolese peacekeeper during clashes with a local militia.

They were taken from the militia leader's house, and their bodies were found later in a mass grave.

Violence flares in DR Congo

20,000 flee Ituri province in Democratic Republic of the Congo into neighbouring Uganda
Escalating violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is of grave concern - according to the UN . Fighting has flared up across three provinces -- the latest in Ituri --  where more than 20 thousand people have fled into neighbouring Uganda.. Our Senior Africa correspondent Anne Soy sent this report - it contains some distressing images.