By Guy-Marin Kamandji
After about six months of a truce, fighting has resumed around the eastern Congolese city of Goma, in North Kivu. An offensive by M23 rebels started on Monday 20 May at dawn in Mutaho.
Eye-witnesses, speaking on Radio Okapi, said, “We heard heavy arms fire on the hills around our homes from about 4 in the morning. We left immediately without taking anything. It is under these conditions that we arrived at Mugunga… we were scattered. There are people who have not found their children.”
Caritas says it registered 132 families in Mugunga III camp on Monday from Mutaho.
“M23 troops resumed fighting in the early hours of Monday. These clashes have caused a panic among the population of several villages and many people have moved to a neighborhood in the north east of Goma,” said Caritas Goma.
“Our last information is that 3000 people have arrived at the St.Francis Xavier […]