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January 17, 2019

Nearly 900 Killed in Ethnic Conflicts in Congo

At least 890 persons died as a result of ethnic conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNN reports with reference to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. 

“I have to emphasize that 890 is the number of people we know were actually buried,” UN human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said after the release of the information about attacks. 

However, according to massages, many could have been killed as a result of conflicts. 

Nearly 465 houses and buildings have been burnt or pillaged, including two junior schools, health centre, market and office of the election commission, the human rights agency informs. 

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet offered recommendations and support of the agency in the investigation. 

According to the UNN, the declaration of the results of elections in the DR Congo was postponed due to the risk of mass disorders.