UN probe accuses DR Congo troops, militia of ‘crimes against humanity’

Geneva (AFP) – UN investigators on Monday accused the security forces and militia fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of committing crimes against humanity in the restive central region of Kasai.

“Some of the abuses committed by the defense and security forces, the (pro-government) Bana Mura militia and the (rebel) Kamwina Nsapu militia constitute crimes against humanity (and) war crimes,” the investigators said in a report to be presented to the UN Rights Council next month.