n Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor - The balkanisation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - : Central Africa - issue in focus

Volume 2013, Issue 10
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Militias have been on the move in the volatile south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) province of Katanga. On 7 August 2013, Mai-Mai Bakata Katanga, a militia movement fighting for Katanga's autonomy, murdered a human-rights worker who had criticised the abuses faced by civilians in the Mai-Mai controlled areas in Katanga. The incident was part of a violent chain of events that continues to push the Katanga Province deeper into protracted conflict.

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