Security has been increased across Democratic Republic of Congo as the government starts investigating attacks by followers of a man who calls himself a religious prophet in sub-Saharan Africa’s largest country.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s N’djili International Airport in the capital, Kinshasa, has been closed amid shooting and fighting at the facility, the U.S. embassy in the country said, citing multiple reports.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government vowed to fight foreign armed groups in the country’s east after its military won a series of battles against M23 rebels this week, Media Minister Lambert Mende said.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government said it refuses to sign a peace accord with the M23 rebel group and will only agree to a document that sets out the fighters’ reintegration into society or their prosecution.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s army took the main M23 rebel stronghold of Bunagana on the Ugandan border, a major victory in a year-and-a-half battle against the insurgents, Media Minister Lambert Mende said.